UPF hosts Think Tank 2022 Rally of Hope to get peace in Korean Peninsula
Donald Trump, Hun Sen, José Barroso, Gloria Arroyo spoke at the event aired by 24NewsHD from Korea
The Universal Peace Federation (UPF) hosted Think Tank 2022 Rally of Hope aimed at peace and reconciliation in the Korean Peninsula and launched the unique programme to empower ordinary citizens on Sunday.
The theme of the programme was Think Tank 2022 Rally of Hope, Steps Toward Peace in Asia: Focused on Reconciliation and Cooperation on the Korean Peninsula. The Think Tank 2022 is a global network of experts in all sectors and fields that will comprise “expert working groups” linked to UPF’s seven international associations.
The 24NewsHD TV channel aired the two-and-a-half-hour event (6:00am-8:30am) from South Korea, where several international personalities including Cambodia President Hun Sen, US former president Donald Trump, former European Commission president José Manuel Barroso, Philippine’s former president Gloria Arroyo, Indian former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda, Serbia’s former president Nataša Mićić spoke.
The UPF Co-Founder Hak Ja Han Moon has offered a special message of hope in her Founder’s Address.
The speaker said that Korea was a nation divided and technically at war for the past seven decades. They said this ground-breaking peace initiative had caught the attention of millions of people worldwide with its focus on global peace. They further stated that the reunification of the Korean Peninsula was seen as a lynchpin and catalyst for peace in northeast Asia and ultimately globally.
The speakers said that wide-ranging challenges were on the way to building a stable and relatively peaceful global order for the 21st Century. They said recent events related to the US withdrawal from Afghanistan underscored this fact.
Of critical importance to the geopolitical dynamics of our time is the ongoing crisis on the Korean Peninsula, which impacts East Asia and the rest of the world, the speakers said adding that the efforts toward peace had prevented another war in Northeast Asia, the potential for conflict still remains and would involve the US, China, Russia, and Japan.
They said it was time for a new strategy to move toward reconciliation and cooperation on the Korean Peninsula. They said the unique theme of the Rally of Hope and Think Tank 2022 would empower the ordinary citizen who seeks meaningful change in their personal life, family, community, and even globally, by participating in a movement that transcends political, religious, racial, and ideological boundaries.
The speakers said although the Armistice Agreement brought an end to the hostilities, the Korean Peninsula continues to be a “storm centre” for peace and security in the region. The world leaders also spoke about the risks and opportunities of resolving issues on the Korean Peninsula and steps toward peace in Asia.