9.1 Admission, Membership and Participation in International Organisations
9.1.1 Korea’s Participation in International Organizations
The Republic of Korea became the 161th Member States of the United Nations on September 17, 1991. Before joining the UN, Korea eagerly sought a membership mostly in financial organizations such as IMF, IBRD, and ADB as well as in the UN specialized agencies.
As of May, 2018, Korea participates in 89 IGOs (Inter-Governmental Organizations) i…