Kim Yoon-ok
First Lady of South Korea
Kim Yoon-ok
Kim Yoon-ok is the current First Lady of the Republic of Korea.
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“Rabbi to the Diplomats” Honored by South Korean President in Seoul
Algemeiner - almost 5 years
Rabbi Arthur Schneier, President and founder of the Appeal of Conscience Foundation (right) joined Dr. Sang Jin Lee, South Korea’s First Vice Minister of Education, Science and Technology (left) and Tuvia Isreaeli, Israel’s Ambassador to the Republic of Korea at the Israeli Embassy in Seoul. Photo: Rubenstein Associates. Arthur Schneier, the “Rabbi to the Diplomats”, was in South Korea recently following a personal invitation from President Lee Myung Bak. “President Lee and First Lady, Kim Yoon-ok hosted Rabbi Schneier and his wife Elisabeth at a private luncheon in the Blue House in appreciation of Rabbi Schneier’s leadership to promote interfaith reconciliation, human rights, and tolerance,” a spokesman for Schneier said. The Austrian born rabbi founded the Appeal of Conscience Foundation in 1965, an organization that has worked to promote religious freedom and human rights throughout the world for nearly 50 years.  During his visit, Schneier celebrated 50 years of ...
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Younger Bubka wins 1st Grand Slam match at US Open - Seattle Post Intelligencer
Google News - over 5 years
From left, former pole vaulter Sergey Bubka, South Korean President Lee Myung-bak, his wife Kim Yoon-ok, and IOC President Jacques Rogge, second right, attend the opening of the World Athletics Championships in Daegu, South Korea, Saturday, Aug
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Lee names confidant as unification minister designate - The Korea Herald
Google News - over 5 years
Kim Kum-lae has served as a women's rights activist in a conservative nongovermental organization for 10 years before joining Lee's election camp in 2007 to assist first lady Kim Yoon-ok, serving in the presidential transition committee in early 2008
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SOUTH KOREAN PRESIDENT'S VISIT - UB Post
Google News - over 5 years
President Lee Myung-bak, accompanied by First Lady Kim Yoon-ok, is paying a state visit to Mongolia between 21st and 23rd August at the invitation of President Mr Elbegdorj. Subsequently, he will make an official visit to Republic of Uzbekistan and the
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Pres. Lee to Attend Korea-Uzbekistan Business Forum - Arirang News
Google News - over 5 years
The Korean leaderwho is being accompanied by First Lady Kim Yoon-ok will wrap up his schedule in Uzbekistan by attending a luncheon hosted by Uzbek Prime Minister Shavkat Mirziyaev before flying to Kazakhstan the last destination of his three-nation
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SNSD feels honored to be appointed as ambassadors for 'Visit Korea Year' - allkpop
Google News - over 5 years
By naming SNSD, the leading artists of the Hallyu wave, as our ambassadors, we're anticipating the effects they'll bring to Korea's tourism through their promotions.” SNSD also visited the Blue House and was given a tour by the First Lady, Kim Yoon Ok
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South Korea - President Lee to Visit Mongolia, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan - ISRIA (registration)
Google News - over 5 years
President Lee Myung-bak, accompanied by First Lady Kim Yoon-ok, is scheduled to pay state visits to Mongolia August 21-23 and the Republic of Uzbekistan August 23-24. Subsequently, he will make an official visit to the Republic of Kazakhstan August
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Lamp of the east - Deccan Herald
Google News - over 5 years
The present First Lady of Korea, Kim Yoon-ok, is among those who trace their ancestry to that royal cross-cultural wedlock. This story may be true or just a fable, but the Indian link has been firmly established, as it is inspirational for people like
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Ban exhorts academia to find solutions to global hunger, poverty and intolerance - Modern Ghana
Google News - over 5 years
The Secretary-General welcomed the initiative. At a meeting with President Lee Myung-bak and First Lady Kim Yoon-ok, the Secretary-General thanked the Government of the Republic of Korea for its contributions to the relief effort in the Horn of Africa
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Minister-nominee grilled over draft dodging - Korea Times
Google News - over 5 years
Kwon had been widely known as a close associate of the president's First Lady Kim Yoon-ok as they both come from the same hometown, Daegu City. Kwon is Kim's junior by seven years from the alumni of Suchang Elementary School in Daegu
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[Viewpoint] A nongentleman from Pyeongchang - JoongAng Daily
Google News - over 5 years
President Lee Myung-bak, first lady Kim Yoon-ok and former Gangwon Province governor Kim Jin-sun were also present. When President Jacques Rogge announced “Pyeongchang,” everyone stood up and raised their hands in joy. About 70 days before the triumph
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Lee pushes through controversial nominees despite bipartisan criticism - 한겨레
Google News - over 5 years
Criticism, however, is being concentrated more on the fact that he comes from the same hometown First Lady Kim Yoon-ok, than on Kwon himself. Kwon was Kim's junior by seven years at Suchang Elementary School in Daegu, and ties have existed between
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Korea President calls Ethiopia Soldiers “bravest among the brave” - Jimma Times
Google News - over 5 years
First lady Kim Yoon-ok handed out medical supplies to villagers at a mobile medical clinic run by Korean volunteer workers. “With hammer, shovel and disinfectant sprayer in hand, President Lee Myung-bak wrapped up his first visit to Africa with a
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MB, 소독약통 지고 마스크 쓰고…아디스아바바 달동네 1시간 방역 - JoongAng Daily
Google News - over 5 years
First lady Kim Yoon-ok joined Lee in some of the volunteer work during the weekend, the office also said. The president of a country participating in volunteer manual work during an overseas trip is unprecedented, said a Blue House official
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世上最美的地方? - 中時電子報
Google News - over 5 years
■First Lady Kim Yoon-ok has been named honorary chairwoman of the national committee promoting Jeju Island to be listed among the New Seven Wonders of Nature. 繼為「韓國飲食」代言後,韓國總統夫人金潤玉再度為濟州島被列入新世界七大自然景觀而代言。
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South Korean president arrives in Addis - Walta Information Center (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Meanwhile, First Lady Azeb and her South Korean counterpart, Kim Yoon-ok, will hold separate talks with a traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremony. A visit to the Korean War Veterans Memorial Park and Addis Ababa University, where President Lee is
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Hong's straightforward leadership put to test - Korea Times
Google News - over 5 years
The former prosecutor-turned-lawmaker used to call First Lady Kim Yoon-ok “a sister-in-law” as his ties with the President became more intimate while they were in Washington in 1999. Lee and Hong went to the US after they lost their parliamentary seats
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[Editorial] Fate of a lawmaker - The Korea Herald
Google News - over 5 years
Soundbites from Kang circulating in the Internet include the remark that “President Lee would have asked the phone number of a beautiful college girl during a Blue House reception weren't first lady Kim Yoon-ok at his side
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Kim Yoon-ok
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2011
    Age 63
    In 2011, she became the President of the Alumni Association of the Women's Top Management Program at Yonsei University.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 2001
    Age 53
    In 2001, she completed the Leadership Program of the Women's Academy at Sookmyung Women's University.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1996
    Age 48
    In 1996, she completed the 7th Women's Top Management Program at Yonsei University.
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  • 1995
    Age 47
    In 1995, she completed the 1st Advanced Leadership Program for Women at her alma mater.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1970
    Age 22
    She married Lee Myung-bak on December 19, 1970, with whom she has a son and three daughters.
    More Details Hide Details Her family runs a construction company in Daegu. The family lived in Gahoedong prior to President Lee's inauguration.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1966
    Age 18
    Kim graduated from Daegu Girls' High School in 1966 and went on to attend Ewha Womans University, where she graduated in 1970 with a B.A. in Health Education and Management.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1946
    Age -2
    Born on November 4, 1946.
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