Northeast Asia Peace Initiative

On the Korean Peninsula following World War II, people with a common history, culture, and language were divided by the Cold War struggle between superpowers. UPF conferences and forums bring together leading diplomats and scholars to offer insights into prospects for improved relations among the countries of the region. Political, military, economic, and civil-society factors are considered at conferences and forums. Civil-society initiatives between South Korea and North Korea include tourism, humanitarian projects, and various forms of personal engagement. Scroll down for reports.
 
NE Asia
Goal: Peaceful reunification of the Korean Peninsula and harmonious relations among the nations of North East Asia
Methods: Consultations and civil-society initiatives that build personal connections
 
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New Delhi, India—Two diplomats were among three experts who spoke at a leadership seminar on peace and development in Northeast Asia co-organized by the IAPP and IAED in India.

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Geneva, Switzerland—Korea’s religious and cultural heritage may provide clues for unifying the peninsula, experts say.

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Kathmandu, Nepal—A former vice president and two former ambassadors of Nepal spoke at a conference on Korean reunification UPF and the IAPP held in the country’s capital, Kathmandu.

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Istanbul, Turkey—A UPF program recognized Turkey’s contributions to the Korean War.

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Taipei, Taiwan - The UPF founders’ vision for Korean reunification was explained in a special seminar for Taiwanese Ambassadors for Peace.

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Geneva, Switzerland - UPF organized a conference on "The Role of Dialogue and Understanding Towards a De-Escalation on the Korean Peninsula and in East Asia" at the Palais des Nations (UN headquarters) in Geneva on Oct. 31, 2014.

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Vladivostok, Russia - Experts from Russia, the US, South Korea, China and Japan attended a May 30, 2014, conference in Vladivostok on "Towards a Road Map for Peace and Development in Northeast Asia: From Conflict to Dialogue on the Korean Peninsula."

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UPF's Northeast Asia Peace Initiative brings together diplomats and scholars to explore the prospects for improved relations in the region taking into account political, military, economic and civil society factors. Civil society initiatives include conferences, tourism, humanitarian projects and people-to-people engagement.

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Tokyo, Japan - UPF-Japan organized programs April 3-5, 2014 on the theme, "Peacemaking Processes in Europe: Proposals for East Asia" featuring Dr. Walter Schwimmer, former secretary general of the Council of Europe.

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The Universal Peace Federation organizes and contributes to forums on prospects for a peaceful reunification of the Korean Peninsula and promotes grass-roots initiatives to foster understanding and reconciliation among the Korean people.

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Seoul, Korea - "Building a Roadmap for Peace in Northeast Asia" was the focus of one session of the International Leadership Conference in Seoul, Korea, February 9-13, 2014.

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Washington DC, USA - A forum on Alternative Futures for the Korean Peninsula and US Foreign Policy Options on Sept. 26, 2013, featured a presentation by Ambassador Christopher Hill, former Assistant Secretary of State for Asia and the Pacific.

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