In this series, we highlight the diverse voices of people passionately building peace on the Korean Peninsula as part of the Ulaanbaatar Process (UBP). Named after the Mongolian capital in which it was officially launched in 2015, the Ulaanbaatar Process is a unique civil society dialogue for peace and stability in Northeast Asia (NEA). This story features Enkhsaikhan Jargalsaikhan, Chair of Blue Banner and one of the initiators of the UBP, who tells us how civil society in NEA can open broader dialogue on nuclear disarmament until it reaches official institutions.
As an international lawyer and diplomat who represented his country at the United Nations, Ambassador Enkhsaikhan Jargalsaikhan was directly involved in the political process leading Mongolia to a nuclear-weapon-free state in 1992. With a lifelong dedication to nuclear disarmament, Enkhsaikhan is engaged in GPPAC NEA and the UBP, building civil society dialogue for peace on the Korean Peninsula, with the vision of NEA becoming a nuclear-weapon-free-zone.