Republic of Korea
The Republic of Korea has been a donor to the Global Fund since its establishment, and in recent Replenishments have stepped up in global solidarity with increased pledges to the Global Fund.
The Republic of Korea has an important leading role on the international stage, including on supply chains and global health; and is a member of the G20 and was invited to the G7 Summit hosted by the United Kingdom in 2021.
In 2007, the Republic of Korea introduced a “Global Poverty Eradication Tax” – a levy of KRW 1,000 implemented on passengers leaving the Republic of Korea on international flights which contributes towards financial resources to fight poverty and disease in impoverished countries.
For the Sixth Replenishment of the Global Fund, the Republic of Korea pledged US$ 25 million, double its contribution from the Fifth Replenishment, and has invested KRW 8.34 billion and US$ 46.59 million in the Global Fund to date.
About the action
We worked with Korean Advocates for Global Health (KAGH) for key messages for the letters that were sent by implementing partners to the Embassies of the Republic of Korea.
The action in the Republic of Korea is led by KAGH with the support of the following partners.
KAGH sent out letters electronically to 34 donors with presence in the Republic of Korea – Belgium, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Canada, China, Côte d’Ivoire, Denmark, European Commission, Finland, France, Republic of Congo, Greece, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Kuwait, the Netherlands, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Portugal, Qatar, Rwanda, Switzerland, Spain, South Africa, Senegal, Sweden, Thailand, United Kingdom and United Arab Emirates.