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.

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
 

Georgians Recall Personal Korea Experiences

Georgians Recall Personal Korea Experiences

Tbilisi, Georgia—A UPF webinar gave several Georgians the opportunity to explain their affinity for Korea.

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Experts Discuss Lessons Learned from a 70-Year Conflict

Experts Discuss Lessons Learned from a 70-Year Conflict

Brussels, Belgium—Three Korea experts gave their opinions on Korean peace prospects.

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Korea Observers Discuss Path to Peace

Korea Observers Discuss Path to Peace

London, United Kingdom—Journalists and consultants at a UPF webinar shared their insights on Korean reunification.

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Far East Russia’s Asian Influence Discussed

Far East Russia’s Asian Influence Discussed

Yekaterinburg, Russia—UPF held a webinar to discuss Russia’s role in relations with its Far East neighbors.

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Intervention of Mr. Keith Bennett in the IAED webinar on 5th march 2021.

Intervention of Mr. Keith Bennett in the IAED webinar on 5th march 2021.

Intervention of Mr. Keith Bennett, Deputy Chairman of the 48 Group Club, United Kingdom, in the IAED webinar on 5th march 2021.

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Experts Discuss North Korea’s Future from an Economic Viewpoint

Experts Discuss North Korea’s Future from an Economic Viewpoint

Biel/Bienne, Switzerland—A UPF webinar discussed how North Korea can integrate itself peacefully into the world economy.

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Journalists Discuss Kim’s Changes to N. Korea

Journalists Discuss Kim’s Changes to North Korea

Bergamo, Italy—The author of a book about Kim Jong-un and North Korea was the main speaker at a UPF webinar.

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Czechs, Slovaks Examine Korean History

Czechs, Slovaks Examine Korean History

Prague, Czech Republic—The Czech and Slovak chapters of UPF jointly held a webinar titled “Korea in the Light of World History.”

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Suggestions for unifying the Koreas

Scandinavian Suggestions for Unifying the Koreas

Oslo, Norway—Korea experts from Norway, Sweden and Denmark offered insights on unifying North and South Korea.

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Experts Debate Europe’s Lessons for Koreans

Experts Debate Europe’s Lessons for Koreans

Vienna, Austria—An audience of 150 attended a UPF webinar on Europe’s potential role in Korean reunification.

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Estonians Given a Glimpse of Life in the Koreas

Estonians Given a Glimpse of Life in the Koreas

Tallinn, Estonia—Participants of a UPF webinar heard from two Estonians who have visited the Korean Peninsula.

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Turkish Soldiers’ Korean War Bravery Recognized

Turkish Soldiers’ Korean War Bravery Recognized

Istanbul, Turkey—UPF chapters in Turkey and Korea held an online conference about the Turkish soldiers who fought in the Korean War.

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Russian Role in Korean Reunification Discussed

Russian Role in Korean Reunification Discussed

Moscow, Russia—Relations between Russia, the two Koreas and other nations were the topic of a UPF webinar.

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Webinar Looks at Interfaith Harmony and Korean Reunification

Webinar Looks at Interfaith Harmony and Korean Reunification

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

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Webinar Lauds Turkey’s Korean War Efforts

Webinar Lauds Turkey’s Korean War Efforts

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

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Israeli Korea Experts Discuss Peaceful Reunification

Israeli Korea Experts Discuss Peaceful Reunification

Jerusalem, Israel—Three experts in Korean studies spoke at an online conference on Korean reunification.

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Intervention of Mr. Yoshihiro Yamazaki in the webinar on 27 November 2020.

Intervention of Mr. Yoshihiro Yamazaki in the webinar on 27 November 2020.

Intervention of Mr. Yoshihiro Yamazaki in the webinar on the theme "Incentives for a Rapprochement on the Korean Peninsula" on 27 November 2020.

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Intervention of Prof. Glyn Ford at the webinar on 27 November 2020

Intervention of Prof. Glyn Ford at the webinar on 27 November 2020

Intervention of Prof. Glyn Ford at the webinar on the theme "Incentives for a Rapprochement on the Korean Peninsula" on 27 November 2020.

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Intervention of Amb. Marc Vogelaar at the webinar on 27 November 2020

Intervention of Amb. Marc Vogelaar at the webinar on 27 November 2020

Intervention of Amb. Marc Vogelaar at the webinar on the theme "Incentives for a Rapprochement on the Korean Peninsula" on 27 November 2020.

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4th Webinar on Prospects for Peace on the Korean Peninsula

4th Webinar on Prospects for Peace on the Korean Peninsula held on November 27, 2020

On 27 November, 2020, the Universal Peace Federation held a webinar on the theme of “Incentives for a Rapprochement on the Korean Peninsula”.

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