Introduction of Committee

Greetings from the Chairman

Soon-gwan Jung

Welcome to the Website of the Presidential Committee on Autonomy and Decentralization.

We are now standing on the scene of a radical social change. Though we have become the No. 10 economic power in the world as a result of compressed growth for the last several decades, political, institutional and social isolation have increased, which is exemplified by the imbalance between the central region and the local areas.

Now it is time to have a government operation system appropriate for a new era. The core solutions are autonomy and decentralization and having balanced development in both the central and the local regions. It is possible to prepare momentum for a second leap only by designing and realizing policy alternatives aim toward the achievement of these two values.

The Presidential Committee on Autonomy and Decentralization is a presidential advisory committee established for the realization of autonomy and decentralization, which is the core national task of the Moon Jae-in Administration and a mission for the era. As the organization responsible for the overall coordination of the policies to be implemented for the realization of the task of autonomy and decentralization, the committee will prepare methods for the reform of systems and report to the president.

We will make effort to revive local diversity and dynamism by transferring the power of the central government to local autonomous governments, and promote grassroots democracy for the realization of autonomy and decentralization, which is the keynote policy of the Moon Jae-in Administration.

We will also do our best to meet the expectations of the public by fulfilling the historic duty of the realization of resident-centered autonomy and decentralization.

We look forward to your continued support and encouragement. Thank you.

Chairman of the Presidential Committee on Autonomy and Decentralization Soon-gwan Jung