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Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea Will Give a Keynote Lecture at ECLAC

6 October 2022|Announcement

Han Duck-soo will speak at the United Nations organization’s central headquarters in Santiago on Tuesday, October 11, in the context of an official visit to Chile.

The Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea, Han Duck-soo, will give a keynote lecture on Tuesday, October 11, 2022 at the headquarters of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) in Santiago, Chile, where he will be received by the Executive Secretary of the United Nations regional organization, José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs.

At 4 p.m. local time in Chile (UTC/GMT -3), the Republic of Korea’s highest authority will make a keynote presentation entitled “Vision for the future of cooperation between the Republic of Korea and Latin America and the Caribbean at a time of great transformation.”

Han Duck-soo has served as the Republic of Korea’s Prime Minister since May 2022, although he held this position before, from 2007 to 2008. A Doctor of Economics from Harvard University, he also served as his country’s ambassador to the United States (2009-2012) and the representative of South Korea’s permanent mission to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). In addition, he served as Minister of Finance and Economy (2005-2006) and chairman of the Korea International Trade Association.

The Republic of Korea and ECLAC have collaborated closely in recent years on key issues for Latin America and the Caribbean’s development, such as the internationalization of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs), the reduction of the environmental footprint of exports, and the promotion of sustainable and inclusive urbanization.

Members of the media are invited to attend this keynote lecture, which will take place in Raúl Prebisch Hall at ECLAC’s headquarters (Av. Dag Hammarskjöld 3477, Vitacura, Santiago, Chile). Journalists must have their media credentials or identity documents with them to gain access to the building and must register ahead of time by sending an email to

The lecture will also be transmitted online via and via this United Nations regional commission’s accounts on Twitter (@cepal_onu) and Facebook (

What: Keynote lecture by Han Duck-soo, Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea.


  • Han Duck-soo, Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea
  • José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs, Executive Secretary of ECLAC

When: Tuesday, October 11, 2022, 4 p.m. local time in Chile (UTC/GMT -3).

Where: ECLAC’s headquarters, Santiago, Chile (Av. Dag Hammarskjöld 3477, Vitacura). Raúl Prebisch Hall.

Online transmission via and ECLAC’s accounts on Twitter (@cepal_onu) and Facebook (