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American Students Explore Korean Reunification Efforts in Workshop on Global Leadership

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Students in Edmonds, Washington demonstrated their support for Korean-led reunification in a two-part exposition for International Education Week on November 13 and 15.

Student volunteers with Global Peace Foundation (GPF) designed activities for individuals to discover their leadership traits, develop team-building skills and collaboration amidst the diversity commonly found on United States’ campuses across the nation. The workshop provided a chance for young leaders to discuss global issues, including the mounting challenge facing the Korean peninsula.

In response to the growing global threat posed by North Korea’s nuclear capacity, GPF’s recent series of international forums are providing a platform for leading Korean policymakers, international scholars and grass-roots civil society leaders to explore multi-sector efforts in support of Korean unification to resolve the security and human rights crisis.

Students had the opportunity to learn about the One Korea campaign and discuss the relevance of Korean reunification on a personal and global scale as well as unique ways they could contribute to the initiative.

GPF leadership workshop at Edmonds Community College
Students participate in leadership development activities and discussions on global issues at Leadership Workshop

The dream for One Korea is gathering global interest from youth around the world. Thousands of young people gathered in the Philippines for the 2017 One Korea Global Peace Concert in Manila that debuted Korean Dream, a song produced by Grammy awarding winning duo Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis to promote interest in peaceful unification of the Korean peninsula.

This international support for Korean reunification shows that although it is up to the Korean people to peacefully bring about a united Korea, it will take global cooperation to support the peninsula as a reunited country with so much to contribute on the world stage.

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