Saemaul Undong, Contributing to the Development of the Republic of Korea

Spread of Saemaul Undong

  • Saemaul Undong
  • Spread of Saemaul Undong

Starting in 1974, as a leading project of urban Saemaul Undong, the first day of each month was designated Saemaul Undong Day, on which cleaning activities were carried out around the city.
Urban Saemaul Undong was conducted through three initiatives with the goal of maintaining public order.
These were the spirit, action, and environment initiatives.
Also, the “neighborhood meeting” was held all across the nation to encourage people to help their neighbors, improve the environment, save money, collect waste, improve nutrition, establish family planning, protect consumers, and conduct volunteer work.