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PyeongChang Peace Forum closed successfully with adopting the Peace Declaration and Peace Agenda

According to Yonhap News,

(PYEONGCHANG=Yonhap News) 2019 PyeongChang Peace Forum that was held to mark the one-year anniversary of Pyongchang Winter Olympics with the presence of Nobel Peace Prize Laureates, 200 organizations from 50 countries, and 500 peace practioners, was successfully closed on February 11. .

The Pyeongchang Peace Forum, in closing three-day events at Convention Center in Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do, adopted 2019 Pyeongchang Peace Declaration, calling for recognition and implementation of rights of peace, and the Framework of Agenda and Actions for Peace towards 2030 that contains 5 global action plans and 50 practical tasks.

2019 Pyeongchang Peace Declaration contains 12 items including support for peace process on the Korean peninsular, an end to the Korean War, and persistence of the Hague Agenda for Peace. .

The Framework of Agenda and Actions for Peace towards 2030 contains 7 subjects and 50 practical tasks..

After follow-up discussion on each subject globally this year, Pyeongchang Agenda for Peace towards 2030, which is expected to act as a guide and common practical agenda for world peace movements in the coming decade (2020-2030), will be finalized, and adopted in 2020 Pyeongchang Peace Forum.

Pyeongchang Peace Forum was attended by numerous peace activists from around the world.

Former President of Poland and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Lech Walesa delivered a speech at the opening ceremony.

Lisa Clark, President of IPB, who received Nobel Peace Prize in 1910, and Director Tatsuya Yoshioka of ICAN (International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons) also participated as roundtable speakers.

Pyeongchang Peace Forum is a prime event held during a peace-week, designed to succeed the legacy of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, which realized peace through sport. Besides the Forum, various events such as DMZ peace train, the youth mock UN conference, and Peace concert took place.

Gangwon-do and Pyeongchang-gun said "Pyeongchang Peace Forum is expected to become a world peace conference of the 21 century," adding that "we will strive to spread a wind of peace on the peninsular originating in Pyeongchang beyond Asia and the World, and the Pyeongchang Peace Forum will be a starting point in building a permanent peace regime on the Korean peninsular."

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Source: Yonhap News (February 11, 2019)

** This article was translated from Korean.