2021 Yellow Sea Peace Forum: The search for a Peace Zone in Maritime Border Areas and the Roles of Incheon City, Ro Korea

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The 2021 Yellow Sea Peace Forum was held on October 15th, 2021 in Songdo, Incheon, Ro Korea, hosted by Incheon Metropolitan City and the Incheon institute, with sponsor from the Ministry of Unification and Governors Association of Korea. The aims are to discuss publicity and cooperation surrounding the peaceful value of the Han River Estuary and the five West Sea islands of RoKorea.© Incheon institute

Session 3 of the Forum “Cases of International Organizations’ Cooperation on North-Korea and Incheon’s future plans.” aims to provide a place for discussion on peace in the West Sea and policy of cooperation with the international level. Representers from the UN agencies and international organizations including World Food Programme, UNICEF, UNESCAP, UNDRR and EAAFP were invited to share their knowledge and work in DPR Korea and transboundary collaboration. The session covered cases sharing of international cooperation with DPRK and explore the Incheon city’s role. Another highlight of the session was that students from Incheon Foreign Language High School and Incheon International High Schools also participated the session and raise questions to the panel.

© Vivian Fu/EAAFP

Mr. Doug Watkins, Chief Executive of the EAAFP Secretariat gave a presentation at the Session. He briefly introduced EAAFP and its background of the organization’s focus on biodiversity, especially migratory waterbirds, the uniqueness of the partnership. He then shared the existing mechanisms involving RoKorea and DPR Korea, such as the Yellow Sea Working Group, EAAFP Partners’ direct engagement with DPRK contributing to raising awareness and accumulating knowledge of wetlands in the country. Based on his experience and collaborations in DPRK, Doug suggested a Incheon City’s possible role in strengthening the work for biodiversity conservation in the region.

Panelists for Session 3 of 2021 Yellow Sea Peace Forum © Incheon institute

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