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13th Jeju Forum for Peace and Prosperity on June 26-28

June 07,2018
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The Korean Peninsula is in the middle of a period of intense diplomacy. Starting with the inter-Korean summit on April 27 at the truce village of Panmunjom, followed by the dismantlement of the Punggye-ri nuclear test site and the revival of the North Korea-U.S. summit, the world is focused on whether the denuclearization of North Korea is truly possible - and how.

The Jeju Forum for Peace and Prosperity, which was launched in 2001 to mark the one-year anniversary of the historic June 15, 2000, inter-Korean summit, comes at a particularly good time in its 13th round this year. The 2018 Jeju Forum’s theme is “Reengineering Peace For Asia,” with the objective of exploring new approaches to peace through innovative methods.

The forum, a multilateral dialogue also known as the Korean Davos, will see some 5,500 participants from around 70 countries, including global opinion leaders such as former UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon; former Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda; former President of East Timor Jose Ramos-Horta, recipient of the 1996 Nobel Peace Prize; former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney; Unesco Director General Audrey Azoulay; as well as actor Jung Woo-sung, a national goodwill ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Kicking off on June 26, the three-day forum will have some 70 sessions covering five areas-foreign affairs and security; economy and finance; environment and climate change; gender issues, education and culture; and “Global Jeju,” discussing harmony and cooperation in the global village.

Date: June 26-28, 2018

Venue: International Convention Center Jeju, Seogwipo, Jeju Island

Key Participants: Jeffrey Feltman, former UN under-secretary general for political affairs; Hong Seok-hyun, chairman of JoongAng Holdings; Moon Chung-in, South Korean presidential special adviser for unification, diplomacy and national security affairs; Joseph Yun, former U.S. special representative for North Korea policy; Philip Zelikow, former counselor of the U.S. Department of State; 2008 Nobel Literature Prize Laureate Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clezio.

Host: Jeju Special Self-Governing Province, International Peace Foundation, East Asia Foundation, JoongAng Ilbo

Sponsor: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Jeju Free International City Development Center

Organizer: Jeju Peace Institute

Questions: 064-735-1039

Registration is open until June 15 at jejuforum.or.kr.