The Association for Supporting the SDGs for the UN (ASD) is an international nongovernmental organization that holds special consultative status to the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).
ASD is an independent organization that does not represent or belong to the United Nations. As an organization in Special Consultative Status with the ECOSOC, ASD extends various partnerships with diverse UN organizations through official MOUs.
Furthermore, Jung Hoon Kim, the representative of ASD, concurrently designated the position of Senior Research Associate at UNRISD (United Nations Research Institute for Social Development), a prominent research body within the United Nations, and undertakes advisory roles for the United Nations.
The official name of ASD has been authorized by the UN Office of Legal Affairs (OLA) and the NGO commission and is also an asset of ASD. ASD is a global organization that spreads the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) internally and externally. Institutions and companies that have partnered with the association, are strongly urged to use the correct (exact) name of the association.
We, the Association for Supporting the SDGs for the UN, introduce the best practices of the sustainable management models of major domestic and foreign companies. ASD takes part in the UN Economic and Social Council committees, including the UN High-Level Political Forum for Sustainable Development (HLPF), and establishes an SDGs implementation network with the UN high-level and global leaders.
And ASD supports the National Assembly and corporations to engage in activities on the UN SDGs and ESG, also provides specific guidance in expanding sustainable business, in fields including climate change, net zero, green transition. ASD is the secretariat of the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea ESG Public-Private Policy Forum.
On the 20th of June 2022, our Association and the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea jointly founded the ‘National Assembly of the Republic of Korea ESG Public-Private Policy Forum’. Multi stakeholders participated in the forum, inclusive of the National Assembly, national government, and diverse actors of the private sector.
The objective and role of the National Assembly forum are to support the government and National Assembly on topics of climate change, net zero, sustainable finance, and green energy, and accelerate their initiation. In this light, we actively communicate with both the public and private sectors on ESG topics and liaise with organizations more vigorously to proliferate its policies.