Cambridge University’s Centre for Geopolitics and the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (FAMES) are delighted to announce that, together with the Peace and Democracy Institute of Korea University, they will jointly be hosting the Korea Global Forum: Europe Seminar on September, 29, 2023, at Darwin College, Cambridge. 

Since its inception in 2010, the Korea Global Forum has been an influential track 1.5 multilateral dialogue annually organized by the Ministry of Unification, bringing together policy-makers (former and current), representatives from international organisations and civil society, and distinguished scholars to consider critical issues affecting the Korean peninsula. The forum’s primary objective is to gather valuable insights and facilitate constructive discussions with the international community on matters pertaining to peace, prosperity, and the unification of the Korean Peninsula.

The 2023 Korea Global Forum holds special significance as it coincides with several significant milestones. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the Korean War armistice, the 30th year of North Korea’s declaration to withdraw from the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, and the publication of the 2023 Report on North Korean Human Rights. In light of North Korea’s continuing development of nuclear weapons and its repeated security provocations and in the context of Kim Jong-un’s recent summit meeting with Russia’s Vladimir Putin, the challenge of promoting peace and prosperity on the peninsula remains especially important.

Significantly, the Forum will be opened with a keynote address by Kim Yung Ho, Minister of Unification of the Republic of Korea (ROK). In addition to UK participants, speakers at the forum will include representatives from France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden.

This year’s Seminar will serve as a significant platform to discuss a range of topics, including international cooperation for North Korea’s denuclearization, effective measures to enhance human rights in North Korea, sustainable strategies for unification, and the role of the international community in promoting long-term peace and prosperity on the Korean Peninsula.



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