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North East Asia Peace Initiative

Vladivostok Conference: From Conflict to Dialogue on the Korean Peninsula
By UPF - Russia  
Friday, 30 May 2014

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."

Backgrounder on UPF's Northeast Asia Peace Initiative
By UPF International  
Monday, 21 April 2014

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's Northeast Asia Peace Initiative programs bring together leading experts, diplomats and scholars to explore the prospects for improved relations among the countries of the region. Political, military, economic and civil society factors are considered. Civil society initiatives include conferences, tourism, humanitarian projects and various forms of people-to-people engagement.

Concert in London Raises Funds for North Korean Children's Hospital
By UPF - UK  
Saturday, 12 April 2014

London, UK - A charitable concert at 43 Lancaster Gate, London, on April 12, 2014 raised funds for humanitarian projects to benefit North Korean children.

Forums in Japan on Insights about European Integration
By UPF - Japan  
Saturday, 05 April 2014

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.

C. Hill: Building a Roadmap for Peace in Northeast Asia
By Amb. Christopher Hill, Dean, Josef Korbel School of International Studies, Denver University, USA  
Monday, 10 February 2014

I think we need to do a lot more talking together and we need to do a lot more drawing on this map, how we’re going to pursue it. I do believe that the six-party talks is the best way to do it. There are those who say it should be four-party talks. There are those who say it should be eight-party talks. There are those who say it ought to be 84-party talks. It doesn’t really matter. The issue is not how the mechanism is set up. The issue is really whether we can get the kind of diplomatic cooperation necessary to get this done.

A. Zhebin: North Korea's Factors of Stability and Future Developments
By Alexander Zhebin, Director, Center for Korean Studies, IFES, Moscow  
Monday, 10 February 2014

Until the North Korean nomenclature are given clear-cut guarantees of their personal safety and certain level of well-being, they would be cautious about implementing any reforms and moving towards denuclearization and re-unification. Pyongyang also expects that Beijing would continue to treat the DPRK as an important buffer state separating China from the U.S. forward deployment forces in East Asia.The economic situation and primarily the food problem remains a major challenge for the regime.

H. Yamada: Building a Roadmap for Peace in Northeast Asia
By Prof. Hiroshi Yamada, Lecturer on International Relations, Kaetsu University, Tokyo, Japan  
Monday, 10 February 2014

China has a new posture [towards North Korea], and South Korea, the U.S. and Japan cooperate with it. That could be the one and only strategy to ease the North Korean problem. Japan should cooperate and contribute as much as she can. But having said that, we, the majority of Japanese, have a most unsettled feeling. We wonder, are others willing to let Japan make a cooperative contribution?

C.S. Yang: Creating a Roadmap for the Korean Peninsula
By Dr. Charles S. Yang, Chairman, UPF International and The Washington Times Foundation  
Monday, 10 February 2014

In the case of the Korean peninsula, a small spark has the potential to ignite a devastating world war that would bring in its wake, unspeakable suffering for the people of this nation and region. We cannot rely exclusively on governments to resolve this crisis. Civil society has an important role to play in global affairs, and has unique capacities to initiate “soft power” approaches to conflict resolution and peace.

Conference Session Focuses on Peace in Northeast Asia
By Larry Moffitt, The Washington Times Foundation  
Monday, 10 February 2014

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. This session on peacebuilding issues of North and South Korea was the fourth in a series of sessions for the Northeast Asia Peace Initiative, co-sponsored by UPF and The Washington Times Foundation.

H. Hong: Building a Roadmap for Peace in Northest Asia
By Dr. Hyunik Hong, Senior Research Fellow, Security Strategy Studies Department, Sejong Institute, Seoul, Korea  
Monday, 10 February 2014

The United States government and China are expecting too much from South Korea. The South Korean government should play a more active and creative role, of course. The South Korean government should realize that it would be the greatest victim in the eventuality of North Korea developing nuclear weapons. So we should make proposals that may be accepted by not just North Korea but also the United States and China. That includes the guarantee of security for North Korea so that they can renounce any plan for developing nuclear weapons.

Washington DC Forum: Peace Zones as Avenues for Stability in South Sudan, Syria, Colombia and Korea
By Velma Anne Ruth, President, Independent Review, Inc, Executive Director, Middle East Democracy Federation  
Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Washington DC, USA - UPF's Office of Peace and Security Affairs held a forum on Oct. 15, 2013, on the topic of Peace Zones: Creating Avenues for Stability through Development with case studies from Korea, South Sudan, Colombia and Kurdistan.

Forum on Creating a Roadmap for Peace on the Korean Peninsula
By UPF Office of Peace and Security Affairs  
Monday, 16 September 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
By UPF - Korea  
Saturday, 24 August 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
By UPF - Russia  
Saturday, 20 July 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
By UPF - Russia  
Friday, 19 July 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.


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