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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Imjingak, Korea - About 1600 people from 70 nations gathered at the Imjingak on Aug. 24, 2013, to pray for the peaceful reunification of South and North Korea and release doves as symbols of their desires.

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Moscow, Russia - An international conference on "Peace Prospects on the Korean Peninsula” in observance of the 60th anniversary of the end of the Korean War took place on July 20, 2013 in Moscow.

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Moscow, Russia - The inauguration ceremony of the Head of the Moscow branch of the National Advisory Council for a Peaceful and Democratic Unification under the President of the Republic of Korea took place on July 19 at the Korston Hotel in Moscow.

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A forum on June 12 in Slovakia enlightened the public about how North Koreans see themselves and why it is important to understand it. UPF-Czech Republic held a forum in Prague on June 26 on the theme "Focus: North Korea."

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Prague, Czech Republic - UPF-Czech Republic held a forum in Prague on June 26 on the theme "Focus: North Korea."

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Bratislava, Slovakia - In 2012 UPF-Slovakia held two events with a focus on the culture and tradition of Korea as well as the nation's history during the 20th century and current efforts for reunification.

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Moscow, Russia - In anticipation the 60th anniversary of the end of the Korean War, top experts and Russian scholars gathered on June 5, 2013, at the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow to discuss “Korean War – Results, Lessons, Further Steps Towards Peace on the Korean Peninsula.”

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Instead of issuing a newspaper editorial, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un followed in his grandfather’s footsteps and appeared on national TV to give a New Year’s Day speech on the need to bolster the economy and also to reunify the Koreas, warning that confrontation only leads to war.

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Moscow, Russia - UPF-Russia works toward a peaceful reunification of the Korean Peninsula in consultations with Russian and foreign experts and through electronic media and face-to-face communications.

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Cheongpyeong, Korea - A rally at the Cheongshim Peace Center on November 24 marked the seventh anniversary of UPF in Korea. Mrs. Hak Ja Han Moon, Co-founder of UPF, encouraged the audience to honor heaven, live in gratitude, and work for peace.

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Moscow, Korea - An International Conference on “The United Korea as a dream of the Korean nation” took place in Moscow at the conference hall of the hotel “Rusotel” on Oct. 3, 2012. The event marked the anniversary of the signing of the Joint North-South Korea Declaration in 2007.

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Pyongyang, North Korea - UPF International Chair Hyung Jin Moon visited Pyongyang on September 7, a week before the memorial services for his father, Dr. Sun Myung Moon, to accept condolences from relatives residing in North Korea. The North also awarded Dr. Sun Myung Moon posthumously what it calls the National Reunification Prize in recognition of his contribution to inter-Korean reconciliation and unity, which was presented to his son.

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