World Leaders and Specialists Spearhead New Methods for Peaceable Reunification of the Korean Peninsula
IMAP – ILC 2021
Washington, DC, Might 03, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — New pathways rooted in interdependence, mutual prosperity, and common values are being solid by international leaders in an formidable effort to carry peace and unity to Northeast Asia, audio system informed a current three-day digital convention on the peaceable reunification of the Korean Peninsula.
Some 83 distinguished figures from the USA, Canada, and Central and South America spoke on the digital Worldwide Management Convention (ILC) on April 28-30, 2021. “These specialists from all disciplines, from heads of state, to diplomacy, media, enterprise, religion, academia, and the humanities, mixed their experience to carry peace to the Korean Peninsula and tackle different areas of battle on this planet,” mentioned Dr. Michael Jenkins, president of Common Peace Federation Worldwide (UPF), which sponsors the convention.
The ILC within the Americas was one in every of 4 related packages occurring concurrently in Asia, Europe and Africa, every with their very own regional specialists. The convention’s 10 periods highlighted key areas involving authorities, media, the enterprise and financial sector, faith, and humanities and tradition.
Former U.S. Congressman Hon. Dan Burton, co-chair of the Worldwide Affiliation of Parliamentarians for Peace (IAPP), was one of many audio system. The IAPP, now comprised of present and former members of parliament from greater than 172 international locations, “is among the best our bodies of affect for peace that I’ve ever seen,” mentioned Hon. Burton, who served 30 years on congressional international affairs committees. Within the geopolitical sphere of Northeast Asia, “what occurs to at least one nation impacts all of the others,” he mentioned. North Korea’s isolation poses a hazard, however “so long as there may be speaking, there is no such thing as a preventing.”
“Endurance should persist,” mentioned former Canadian Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Stephen Harper. “An outreach between common Korean individuals and civil society on each side of the border should happen at any time when it’s doable.”
Panelists famous that the world’s free media ought to promote justice, peace, and harmonious alliances whereas on the lookout for and creating “openings” to closed nations like North Korea and China. “One of many main pillars is to advertise and preserve consciousness that free market democratic societies ought to tolerate and never be intimidated by the presence of free media areas which might be filled with political opposition and important debate or criticism of presidency management,” mentioned Mr. Man Taylor, nationwide safety crew chief at The Washington Instances. Mr. Taylor, who has reported extensively on Northeast Asia, mentioned newsmakers can and will play a significant position in informing the world in regards to the Korean Peninsula and that media can construct bridges towards its peaceable reunification.
The session on the Worldwide Affiliation of First Girls for Peace (IAFLP) included Hon. Mrs. Mignon Bowen-Phillips, Second Woman of Guyana (2020-present); Hon. Mdm. María Fernanda Flores de Alemán, First Woman of Nicaragua (1997-2002); and Hon. Mdm. Emilia Alfaro de Franco, First Woman of Paraguay (2012-2013). They, and different audio system, famous that because the Korean battle impacts the entire world, all nations have to be concerned in its peaceable decision.
Dr. Julia Moon, president of the Girls’s Federation for World Peace Worldwide (WFWPI) and the daughter of UPF co-founders Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon and the late Rev. Dr. Solar Myung Moon, mentioned girls significantly affect efforts towards peace because of their “nurturing qualities,” and that world peace will be achieved when society facilities on the next energy “as one human household.” Born in modern-day North Korea, Rev. and Dr. Moon fled the war-torn space to the south. “[My parents] devoted their whole lives to the reason for world peace,” mentioned Dr. Julia Moon. “Their message is easy and unchanging… We should not repeat our errors, however transcend the self-centeredness of the previous and be taught to stay for the sake of others. Our world wants peacemakers, and ladies are naturally suited to this effort.”
Speaker Dr. James W. Jackson, founding father of Mission C.U.R.E., one of many largest NGO suppliers of medical tools on this planet, talked about his go to to Pyongyang in 1993 and his views on the late North Korean chief Kim Il Sung’s ideas for reunification. Governing our bodies should need change for unity to return about as “financial philosophy determines politics,” he mentioned. It is very important construct sturdy relationships on the Korean Peninsula and create “examples of working collectively efficiently” and “a working mannequin that may very well be multiplied,” he mentioned.
For the reason that Korean Warfare in 1950, the peninsula has remained divided on the thirty eighth parallel, and no peace treaty has been signed. Rev. George Augustus Stallings, Jr., founding father of the Imani Temple in Washington, D.C., mentioned “reconciliation and justice” are instrumental to peace, and, “there will be no peace with out the supremacy of affection that may bind us collectively in oneness.” The elimination of all terrorism and weapons of mass destruction from the world is one other vital aspect for peace, mentioned Dr. Muzammil Siddiqi, Harvard Ph.D. in Comparative Faith and president emeritus of the Worldwide Islamic Affiliation of America. “Spiritual dialogue may be very important to creating options and long-term developments,” he mentioned.
Launched in 2007, the ILC collection is a name to motion largely carried out by the worldwide community of UPF chapters in 150 nations. By means of the 4 regional ILC 2021 packages, “knowledgeable working teams” and a brand new Alliance for a Unified Korea has been initiated. ILC 2021 concluded with a worldwide decision of signatories dedicated to advancing efforts of reuniting the Korean Peninsula.
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