[Webinar] Peace and Cooperation in Northeast Asia after COVID-19
- 2020.05.22 (18:26:17)
동북아시아는 코로나19 위기를 맞은 첫 번째 지역이었습니다. 코로나19로 사람들의 삶은 마비되고, 수만 명의 사람들은 때아닌 죽음을 맞이했습니다. 코로나19는 국가와 경제의 정상적인 활동을 멈추게 만들고, '안보'의 개념을 재정립해야할 필요성을 분명히 보여주었습니다. 바이러스에는 국경이 없습니다. 사람의 생명과 지구의 안전을 위해 국경을 초월한 협력이 필요한 때입니다.
무장갈등 예방을 위한 글로벌 파트너십(GPPAC) 동북아시아가 주최하고, 미국친우봉사회(AFSC), 중국 자하르학회, 몽골 블루배너, 일본 피스보트와 WILPF, 참여연대가 협력하여 웹세미나 <코로나19 이후 동북아시아에서의 평화와 협력>을 진행하였습니다.
참여연대 평화군축센터도 발표자로 참여하여 한국의 코로나19 상황, 안보개념의 변화, 군축의 필요성, 한반도와 동북아 평화를 위한 제안을 발표하였습니다. 웹세미나 영상은 이곳에서 다시 보실 수 있습니다.
GPPAC Northeast Asia Webinar
Peace and Cooperation in Northeast Asia after COVID-19: From National to Human Security
May 22, 2020 (Friday)
AM10:00 – 11:30 Kyoto-Seoul-Tokyo / AM9:00 Beijing-Ulaanbaatar 90 minutes, including Q&A
Coordinated by the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC) Northeast Asia
In Cooperation with AFSC, Blue Banner, Charhar Institute (TBC), Peace Boat, People’s Solidarity for Participatory Democracy (PSPD), and WILPF-Kyoto
Northeast Asia was the first region to be hit by the COVID-19 crisis, now a global pandemic. As well as paralyzing peoples’ lives, causing the untimely deaths of tens of thousands peoples, and disrupting the normal activities of states and economies, this pandemic has also clearly demonstrated the need to redefine security to that which is human-centred, and based on prevention. Furthermore, it is evident that the virus – just as radiation – knows no borders. Now, more than ever, regional cooperation to deal with common threats to human health and the livelihood of our planet are needed.
2020 marks 70 years since the Korean War, and 75 years since the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Further, the month of May coincides both with the Global Days of Action on Military Spending (GDAMS), and when the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty Review Conference was to take place at the United Nations Headquarters, if not postponed due to COVID-19.
At this key moment, this side event will bring together civil society representatives from the Northeast Asian region to discuss the current situation for regional cooperation for peace and cooperation, including on the Korean Peninsula. Within the current crisis, how can states and peoples come together to cooperate? What is the outlook for peace and security on the Korean Peninsula in the wake of the South Korean National Assembly election of April 15, the first major national election to be held amidst the COVID-19 crisis? How can we bring and end to the Korean War, and ensure that within these circumstances, the process for peace and denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula is firmly sustained? And, what is the role of regional and global civil society?
Join us for analysis by speakers from China, Japan, Mongolia, the Republic of Korea and the United States to share the situation of COVID-19 in each context, the situation of military spending, and proposals for peace on the Korean Peninsula and in Northeast Asia, followed by Q&A and discussion with participants.
Moderated by Meri Joyce, GPPAC Northeast Asia Regional Liaison Officer
- Linda Lewis, AFSC (Dalian/Seattle)
- Ambassador Enkhsaikhan Jargalsaikhan, Blue Banner (Ulaanbaatar)
- Representative of the Charhar Institute (Beijing) (TBC)
- Kawasaki Akira, Peace Boat / International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (Tokyo)
- Lee Youngah, PSPD Peace and Disarmament Center (Seoul)
- Akibayashi Kozue, WILPF-Kyoto / Korea Peace Now! (Kyoto)