The Peaceful Unification Advisory Council

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The Future Direction of 20th National Unification Activities

  • Goal & direction of activities
To realize sustainable peace on the Korean peninsula
The Future Direction of 20th National Unification Activities
4th activity direction Operation projects
Strengthen suggestions and consultation by reflecting citizens’ voices
Establish the policy suggestion process based on communication with the public.
Expand the programs for strengthening policy suggestion capability.
Perform a central role in pursuing peace and unification in the region
Improve the status of local organizations as a platform for peace and unification.
Form a citizen-integrated peace and unification public sphere.
Seek measures for North and South Korea exchange and cooperation by region.
Lead public diplomacy for peace and unification with Korean communities overseas
Strengthen the global network through cooperation with Korean communities overseas.
Expand the international community’s consensus on peace on the Korean peninsula.
Strengthen the youth generation’s role in peace and unification
Strengthen the youth generation’s role in pursuing peace and unification.
Expand the consensus on peace and unification led by Korean youth.
Revitalize peace and unification activities by using new media.

Detailed operation projects by activity direction

  • Detailed operation projects by activity direction

1. Strengthen suggestion and consultation by reflecting citizens’ voices

  • Establish the policy suggestion process based on communication with citizens
    • Strengthen onsite & public opinion collecting activities by revitalizing public-participatory projects
      • Conduct public opinion collection activities when operating various peace and unification activities such as meetings, lecture meetings and debates; accumulate the results and reflect them in policy suggestions.
    • Strengthen the function of regular meetings of local councils
      • Use regular meetings as a venue for sharing the results of communication with the public (collection of citizens’ opinions) and of discussing the councils’ activities.
    • Operate practical activities based on the results of policy suggestions
      • Share the results and contents of policy suggestions with advisory committees; discover and operate feasible projects through cooperation with the related agencies.
  • Expand the programs for strengthening policy suggestion capability
    • Offer basic education required for a policy suggestion role
      • Produce and distribute a guide* on prior education (online orientation) and policy suggestion; and encourage participation in education ** by using online contents.
      *
      Contents on the meaning of and procedure for policy suggestion, the role of the advisory committee, and how-to-use policy suggestions (video or booklet).
      **
      Improve the advisory committee’s policy suggestion capability by actively using ‘The Window of Peace and Unification’ which is an online knowledge service that provides objective information on North-South relations and North Korea.
    • Expand opportunities for policy suggestion by advisory committee; and strengthen capability
      • Improve policy suggestion capability by operating a discussion program (along with policy suggestions) that allows the advisory committee to suggest and discuss policies directly in the process of operating all projects.

2. Perform a central role in peace and unification in the region

  • Improve the status of local organizations as a platform for peace and unification
    • Continue peace and unification activities by strengthening local organizations
      • Expand support for playing a leading role as a central body in peace and unification activities.
      • Execute peace and unification cooperative projects with agents.
    • Improve the synergy of peace and unification activities in relation with local communities
      • Operate joint projects by using peace and unification networks in various fields such as religion, culture, art and academia; and strengthen promotion.
  • Form the public-integrated peace and unification public sphere
    • Expand participation and opportunities for the general public through social communication
      • Prepare venues for social communication such as round table discussions and an open peace and unification forum with the participation of distinguished figures who are conservative, progressive or moderate, when holding major events on North-South relations.
    • Reduce conflicts related to peace and unification by preparing public spheres
      • Form the consensus through discussion with various agents regarding major themes such as the development of North-South relations, North and South Korean exchange/cooperation and the joint implementation of an agreement between the two Koreas.
  • Seek measures for North and South Korea exchange and cooperation by region
    • Form the local basis for autonomous decentralization and cooperative models of exchange and cooperation
      • Select target areas for local councils’ cooperation with North Korea by expanding communication with agents, organizations and groups related to local peace and unification; and conduct investigative research.
    • Seek stepwise cooperative projects to improve exchange/cooperation effects between North and South regions
      • Identify projects that can be executed by local organizations such as epidemic prevention, public health cooperation, ecological exchange, forestry environmental cooperation and peace tourism; and prepare operational measures.

3. Lead public diplomacy for peace and unification with Korean communities overseas

  • Strengthen a global network through cooperation with the Korean communities overseas
    • Assemble public diplomacy capability by increasing communication with Korean communities overseas
      • Increase the collection of opinions from Korean communities overseas; execute an agreement between North Korea and South Korea through daily communication; and assemble capability related to major issues such as North and South Korea exchange/cooperation; and secure support.
    • Play a central role in peace and unification of overseas organizations
      • Improve the effects of peace and unification public diplomacy by conducting cooperative projects with Koreans overseas and local people by using major opportunities in North-South relations.
      The 30th anniversary of the simultaneous adhesion of North and South Korea to the UN, 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games and Hangzhou Asian Games.
  • Expand the international community’s consensus on peace on the Korean peninsula
    • Discover overseas human resources equipped with vitality and expertise; and revitalize exchanges.
      • Develop peace and unification public diplomacy targeting local opinion leaders.
      • Expand the operation of programs aimed at fostering next-generation human resources such as junior peace and unification.
      • Operate projects by strengthening cooperation with diplomatic offices and overseas Korean groups by country
    • Discover model cases of peace and unification public diplomacy and extend them to Korean communities overseas.
      • Develop peace and unification public diplomatic activities according to features by region and subject through cooperation with Korean communities overseas, and share the results.
      Propose the ‘Korean Peninsula Peace Legislative Bill’ including an end-of-war declaration, reunion of North American separated families, and installation of the North Korea-USA Liaison Office at the US Congress (May 2021).
      171 members of the Brazilian House of Representatives signed an agreement to support an end-of-war declaration (Dec. 2020)

4. Strengthen the youth generation’s role in peace and unification

  • Strengthen the 2030 generation’s role in peace and unification
    • Prepare a discussion venue to shape discourse on peace in the future
      • Raise people’s interest in peace and unification by collecting opinions through the “2030” community.
      • Implement peace and unification youth projects that can serve as a venue for participation and communication with the 2030 generation.
    • ‘Suggest the future vision for peace and unification of the Korean peninsula
      • The 2030 Advisory Committee personally plans peace and unification activities and presents the practical results as a future vision for the Korean Peninsula.
  • Expand the consensus on peace and unification led by youth
    • Expand programs to improve youth’s participation and leading role
      • Improve participation by discovering easy and interesting contents that are suitable for the characteristics of the younger generation.
      • Expand the scope of activity for youth by signing task agreements with the related agencies.
      Youth Policy Promotion Committee of the Office of the Prime Minister, Youth Policy Promotion Group of the Office for Government Policy Coordination, and youth policy-related departments by region (Seoul city’s Youth Administration and youth group).
    • Operate an organization to demonstrate youth’s capability and expertise
      • Increase flexibility in the operation of local councils such as the operation of youth-customized conferences and meetings.
      • Provide opportunities to use one’s capability in various fields beyond youth divisions.
  • Revitalize peace and unification activities by using new media
    • Share the peace and unification message and use new media as an activity space
      • Expand support to enable youth to use new media as a space to discuss and experience peace and unification of the Korean Peninsula as a theme.
    • Strengthen the Youth Advisory Committee’s role of ‘Personal Peace and Unification Media’

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