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Northeast Asia Peace Initiative

Forum on Creating a Roadmap for Peace on the Korean Peninsula

September 16, 2013

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.


Bicyclists for Peace Release Doves at Korea's DMZ

August 24, 2013

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.


60th Anniversary of Korean War Armistice Observed in Moscow

July 20, 2013

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.


Moscow Branch of the National Unification Advisory Council (South Korea) Meets

July 19, 2013

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.


Forum in Prague Focuses on Life in North Korea

June 26, 2013

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


Forum in Bratislava Offers Insight into the North Korean People

June 12, 2013

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.


Moscow Forum on the Korean War - Results, Lessons, Further Steps Towards Peace

June 5, 2013

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.”


D.W. Lim: Address to World Summit 2013

March 24, 2013

Commentary on Peace, Security, and Human Development on on the Korean Peninsula


T. Endo: Address to World Summit 2013

February 23, 2013

Commentary on Peace, Security and Development: How to Deal with a Nuclear North Korea?


UPF-Europe Donates Medical Supplies for North Korean Children's Hospital

January 1, 2013

UPF-Europe has sent five shipments (three by sea and two by air) of medical supplies for a North Korean children's hospital donated by Germany, Spain, and Norway. The project in support of UPF's North East Asia Peace Initiative was facilitated by the North Korean Red Cross.


Will North Korea Focus on Economic Revival in the New Year?

January 1, 2013

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.


Promoting the Northeast Asia Peace Initiative in Russia

January 1, 2013

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.


UPF-Korea Celebrates 7th Anniversary

November 24, 2012

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.


Conference in Moscow on Koreans' Dreams for a United Nation

October 3, 2012

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.


Even in Death, Working for Reunification

September 7, 2012

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.


Washington DC Forum: Russia's Role in Stability in Eurasia and the Far East

June 28, 2012

Washington, DC, USA - Scholars and diplomats at a June 28, 2012 forum on “Security Cooperation in Northeast Asia: Russia’s Role in Stability in Eurasia and the Far East” addressed prospects for stability in Eurasia and Northeast Asia.


Korean War Veterans Meet at Museum Near Moscow

June 23, 2012

Balashikha, Russia - UPF-Russia organized a meeting of Young Ambassadors for Peace, journalists, and Korean War Veterans on June 23, 2012, marking the 62nd anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean War.


Washington DC Forum: North Korea in Its Third Generation of Leadership, Prospects for the Future

May 23, 2012

A roundtable on “North Korea in its Third Generation of Leadership: Prospects for the Future,” sponsored by the UPF Office of Peace and Security Affairs, Washington, DC, was held on May 23, 2012.


M.P. Barry: A Window of Opportunity with North Korea

February 2, 2012

The U.S. should lead the way to offer a realistic vision for final peace on the Korean peninsula. It should not leave such critical policy to chance or cede the initiative to others, and it shouldn’t wait for the North to reach out to the South first. China has its proper role to play in Korean peace, but is best if done in conjunction with its neighbors. President Obama should take full advantage of this window of opportunity and convey to the North that the U.S. is willing to work with it to help push for peace and stability in the region.


R. Badamdamdin: The Current Situation of North Korea and Mongolia's View

January 25, 2012

Address to the International Leadership Conference in Seoul, Korea, January 2012

The countries in the region should support establishing relations with the new leaders of North Korea. Foreign countries have a tendency to observe and wait. However, making immediate initiatives and engaging in negotiations is important.