President Park Geun-hye stressed the importance of education in setting up an effective system for sustainable development.
The remark came at a UN session on Sunday, local time, that was co-presided by President Park and her Chilean counterpart Michelle Bachelet.
She explained that South Korea's investment in education in the 1970s created quality jobs and led to an inclusive growth.
President Park also emphasized the importance of the government's leadership in establishing an effective system for sustainable development, referring to Seoul's Saemaul Movement.
The Saemaul Movement is a government-led initiative that led the modernization of the rural Korean economy in the 1970s.
Following the UN session, President Park attended a luncheon meeting with her counterparts from major countries on climate change.
There, the leaders agreed on coming up with a long-term vision to keep global warming below two degrees Celsius .
President Park said she plans to strengthen countermeasures against climate change for both South and North Korea, adding that such cooperation will help building trust on the Korean Peninsula.
"On the sidelines of the UN meetings, President Park also held separate summit talks with her Pakistani and Danish counterparts and is set to meet with the Nigerian leader later on Sunday.
Hwang Sung-hee, Arirang News."