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Open call for Institutions to take part in 2020 Korea Global Forum for Peace

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Open call for Institutions to take part in
2020 Korea Global Forum for Peace

The Korea Global Forum for Peace (KGFP) is a track 1.5 multilateral forum hosted by the Ministry of Unification (MOU) of the Republic of Korea to discuss peace and unification of the Korean Peninsula. Since its inaugural forum in 2010, KGFP has been an annual forum for researchers, civil societies and government officials from over twenty countries to participate and discuss issues concerning North Korea and lasting peace of the Korean Peninsula. This year, with the theme of “Peace and Prosperity on the Korean Peninsula - Past, Present and the Future,” participants will discuss issues including 70 years of division after the Korean War, 20th anniversary of 6.15 joint declaration and initiatives for peace to find how international community can contribute to the peace of the Korean Peninsula. The Ministry of Unification is calling for institutions in and out of Korea to take part in this year’s KGFP. 

1. Overview of 2020 KGFP
 Date : 7th-9th September 2020
 Location : The Shila Seoul
 Theme : Peace and Prosperity on the Korean Peninsula - Past, Present and the Future
 Sub-Theme :  ① Peace Economy, ② Transition in North Korea
③ Humanitarianism, ④ Trust and Integration

2. Application Process
 Submission : Send official document issued by head of institution through email
 Application Period : 23rd January - 21st February
 Required Documents : 1 x Official Letter, 1 x Draft plan of session (annex 2)
 Expense covered by the MOU : Conference room and equipments, interpretation, advertisement of participating institutions through publications and by providing booth for institutions during the event
* Expenses for participants/speakers should be covered by each institution

3. Evaluation and announcement
 The KGFP advisory council will review the application and announce the result on 5th of March individually
 Submitted draft plan can be adjusted (changed, integrated) after review.

4. Contact
 Submission : unikorea.eng@unikorea.go.kr
 Q&A: International Cooperation Division of the MOU(+82-2-2100-5757 / 5651)

Annex 1. Theme of the 2020 KGFP

Theme
Peace and Prosperity on the Korean peninsula - Past, Present and the Future

Background
The Korea Global Forum for Peace (KGFP) is a track 1.5 multilateral forum hosted by the Ministry of Unification (MOU) of the Republic of Korea to discuss peace and unification of the Korean Peninsula. Since its inaugural forum in 2010, KGFP has been an annual forum for researchers, civil societies and government officials from over twenty countries to participate and discuss issues concerning North Korea and lasting peace of the Korean Peninsula.

The Cold War which pushed the Korean Peninsula into the verge of crisis came to an end. However, uncertainty in East Asia, international security environment and economic condition surrounding the Korean Peninsula still remains with North Korea’s nuclear weapon and competition between countries surrounding the region.

Since its inauguration in 2017, Moon Jae-in administration has set peace and prosperity of the Korean Peninsula as the main focus. The administration has invested efforts to make transition from high level of tension caused by North Korea’s nuclear weapon development to peaceful coexistence based on dialogue and cooperation. As a result, inter-Korean and the US-DPRK summits were held to set framework for denuclearization and peaceful coexistence in the Korean Peninsula. However, there are still number of challenges which should be addressed for the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula which is still surrounded by confrontation in and out of the region.

Under this situation, in order to accomplish denuclearization, establish lasting peace regime and bring peace as well as prosperity, it is important to review Korean Peninsula issues, inter-Korean relations and changes in North Korea through the lens of complicated international politics.

As 2020 marks 70th year since the outbreak of the Korean War and the 20th anniversary of the 6.15 joint declarations, this year is meaningful for the division of the peninsula and our effort for peace. 2020 KGFP hopes to invite experts throughout the globe to review past 70 years and 20 years of efforts for peace. We will be able to look into the cause of the confrontation and reflect ourselves to find right direction for the Korean Peninsula and the international Community.

This year is also the 10th year since Chairman Kim’s inauguration which will give us opportunity to study constantly changing North Korea from different angles to look beyond North Korean regime’s nuclear weapons as well as missiles and understand life of the economy, society, culture and the people.  

Annex 2. Guideline to draft plan of session

Session Planning
 Agenda : Agenda relevant to the main theme should be proposed
 Participants and Speakers
- Each session should have around 6 persons which may include moderator,
speakers and panelists with recommendation of having more than one
overseas participant (Non-Korean National)
- Lecture, one-on-one session and round-table talk formats should be
discussed with the MOU

Role of Participants
 Moderator : Contact participants from the planning phase to put together opinions before the session. During the session, the moderator will open the session by introducing participants, allocate speaking time and order, moderate panel discussion and Q&A, and announce closure of the session
 Speaker : Prepare presentation with accurate data, suggest talking points for panel discussion
 Panelist : Add different/new opinion and perception of the issue during the panel discussion
* Biography of each participant (Korean/English) and profile photo should be
submitted

Draft plan of session
 Requirements : Although changes can be made during preparation, as much detail as possible should be provided to help evaluation process
 * Name of the institution and session agenda must be provided in KOR/ENG
 Session Theme : Applicant should choose one of the following theme
* Peace Economy, Transition in NK, Humanitarianism, Trust and Integration
 Preferred Date : Applicant should choose one of the following timeslot
* 8th Sep (Afternoon), 9th Sep (Morning/Afternoon), 10th Sep (Morning/Afternoon)
 Interpretation : Interpretation needed for session (ie. Kor-Eng, Kor-Eng-Ch)
 Required Seats : Required seats for appropriate arrangements for session
 Abstract : Purpose and content of session listed in Korean and English
 Role of Participants : If participant have not been confirmed, state ‘TBD’
* English and Korean position/affiliation should be listed
* Last name should be written in CAPITAL LETTER
 Timeline of The Session : Detailed timeline for efficient management

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