Dho Young-shim

ITSC 2019 Speaker
Dho, Young-shim Chairperson, UN SDGs Advocate Alumni
Chairperson, International Charity Foundation

1960 -1966 Ewha Girl’s Junior and Senior High School; Seoul, Korea
1966 -1968 Contra Costa College; Contra Costa, California, U.S.A
1968 -1971 University of Wisconsin Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism and Public Relations; Minor in French Literature, Graduated with Honors: Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.A
1980 -1981 Sorbonne University Certificate in French Civilization and Language with Scholarship from the French Foreign Ministry – Paris, France
1982 -1984 University of Oklahoma Master of Arts in Public Administration
1986 Seoul National University National Policy Program, Graduate School of Public Administration


1979 -1981 Conference Adviser to the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea
1981 -1985 Chief Protocol Secretary of the Speaker of National Assembly
1985 -1988 Chief of Staff of Foreign Affairs Committee of ROK National Assembly
1988 -1992 Member of National Assembly of Republic of Korea
1988 -1992 Vice Chairman of Foreign Affairs Committee of the ROK National Assembly
1993 Co-Host of Seoul Broadcast System’s(SBS) Monthly American Talk Show, Inside Washington
1995 -2007 President of The Hahoe Mask Dance Drama Preservation Society (Foundation of Andong Maskdance)
1999 -2000 Vice Chairman of the Organizing Committee for Visit Korea Year 2001-2002
2000 -2003 Chairperson of the Organizing Committee for Visit Korea Year 2001-2002
2001 -2003 Adviser and Board Member of the Korea Tourism Association
2001 -2006 Board Member of the Seoul Tourism Association
2002 -2003 Member of the 2003 ICCA (The International Congress and Convention Association) Korea Host Committee
2002 -2008 Chairperson of Korea Culture and Tourism Policy Institute of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism
2002 -2012 Chairperson of Busan Choir Organizing Committee
2003 Republic of Korea, The Ambassador of Cultural Cooperation
2003 -2007 Founder of The Korea BBB Association (Volunteer Service for Translation)
2003 -present Chairperson of The Korea Choral Institute
2004 -2006 Board Member of The Koguryo Research Foundation
2004 -2008 Board Member of The Korea National Tourism Organization
2005 -2006 Republic of Korea, The Ambassador of Tourism and Sports
2005 -2006 Chairperson of The National Image Promotion Board
2005 -2008 Adviser of The Korean Olympic Committee
2005 -2008 Board Member of The Korea International Broadcasting Foundation (Arirang TV)
2005 -2009 Arirang Café Special (Monthly talk show) – Host (Arirang TV)
2005 -2012 President of The Korea Orienteering Federation
2006 -2008 Chairperson of The Supporting Organization, Korean National Theater
2006 -2007 Chairperson of The Organizing Committee for Visit Gyeongbuk-KOREA 2007
2015 – present Board Member of Korea Women Parliamentarian Network


1981 -1988 Adviser to the Inter-parliamentary Union
1982 Organizer of the annual U.S.-Korea Parliamentary Conference (Northeast Asian Council) for the Center for Strategic and International Studies
1982 -1992 Member of Korean Delegation to the Inter-parliamentary Union (IPU)
1985 United States Congressional Fellow, Sponsored by American Political Science Association/Asia Foundation
1989 Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Washington, D.C.
2001 -2004 Vice Chairman of PATA (The Pacific Asia Travel Association), Korea Chapter
2002 -2004 Member of The 2004 PATA (The Pacific Asia Travel Association) Advisory Committee
2003 – present Board member of International Charity Foundation
2003 – 2004 Board Member of the Pacific Asia Travel Association
2003 – 2005 Vice Chairman of the Organizing Committee for Frankfurt Book Fair 2005
2004 – 2005 Member of the Advisory Committee for Asia-Pacific Week Berlin 2005
2004 – 2005 Member of the Advisory Committee for Korea-Japan Friendship Year 2005
2004 – 2012 Board Member of the International Federation for Choral Music, UNESCO
2004 – 2018 Korean Government Representative to the UNWTO ST-EP Foundation
2005 – 2017 Member of the UNWTO Strategic Group
2006 – 2018 Chairperson of the UNWTO ST-EP Foundation Board of Directors
2006 – 2010 Board Member of the Association High Performance Olympic Sports Training Center Monaco
2006 -2016 Member of The Silk Road Eminent Persons Group organized by UNDP, UNCTAD, UNWTO
2008 Awarded Title of High Knight of the Order of Merit by the Italian Republic
2008 – 2014 Member, 2014 Incheon Asian Games Organizing Committee
2008 – 2017 Special Envoy of UNWTO, Sustainable Tourism for Poverty Alleviation
2010 – 2015 United Nations Millennium Development Goals Advocacy Group, Member
2011 – 2013 Member of the PyeongChang 2013 Special Olympic Winter Games Organization Committee
2011 – 2018 Member of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games Bid Committee
2014 – 2015 Honorary Chairperson, 10th World Symposium of Choral Music Preparatory Committee in 2014
2016 – present United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Advocacy Group, Member
2017 Chair, UNWTO Transition Team
2017 – present Chairperson, International Charity Foundation
2018 – present Chairperson, UN SDGs Advocate Alumni
2018 – present Special Advisor, SDGs Center for Africa, Rwanda
2018 – present Special Advisor, PATA (Pacific Asia Travel Association),Thailand
2018 – present Member of the Board of Directors, GTRC (Global Tourism Resilience & Crisis Center), Jamaica
2018 – present Professor of Practice, Hong-Kong Polytechnic University, Hong-Kong
2019-present Chairperson Preparatory Committe ,ISTO (International Sports & Tourism Organization for peace & prosperity