Korea experts examined current events and opportunities presented for unification of the Korean peninsula based on a shared history and heritage at a packed forum at the Carnegie Institution for Science in Washington DC on December 12.
Organized by the Global Peace Foundation and Alliance for Korea United, the International Forum on One Korea, “Unified Korea: Strategic Framework for Resolving the Korean Peninsula Issue,” noted growing popular and political support for the unification process in South Korea, while also cautioning that unification is fraught with challenges that require both broad civil society engagement and international political resolve.
The forum organizers also announced the One Korea Global Campaign would commemorate the historic March 1, 1919 movement for Korean independence in Seoul from February 26-March 1, 2019. The program includes concerts, a Global Peace Summit, a conference of international scholars and policymakers, a documentary film, art and poetry competitions, and a culminating Centennial celebration in central Seoul.
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