Global Peace Convention 2011 to Address the Division of the Korean Peninsula

Eric Olsen
October 6, 2011


The division of the Koreas left many families split between the countries.

Nowhere is the need for a radically new concept of world peace more evident than on the Korean peninsula, where a people of a single ethnic, linguistic, and cultural background finds itself still divided by Cold War ideologies.

The 2011 Global Peace Convention in Seoul, Korea aims to bring new focus to the significant issues related to the reunification of the Korean peninsula, with consideration of innovative civil society approaches that promote mutual understanding and cooperation. The Convention will explore GPFF’s value-based approach to peacebuilding and development, and its potential as a starting point for dialogue and the pursuit of common interests for the two Koreas.

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