Northeast Asia Event at Nuclear Ban Week Vienna

Nuclear weapons are a bigger threat than ever before. The war in Ukraine shows how nuclear weapons do not create safety, and that the world urgently needs a plan to get rid of nuclear weapons, involving governments, elected representatives, international organisations, civil society and impacted communities. As governments gather for the first Meeting of States… Continue reading Northeast Asia Event at Nuclear Ban Week Vienna

Every voice matters for peace on the Korean Peninsula: A Perspective of Dr. Wang Danning from Beijing

We know that ''every voice matters for peace on the Korean Peninsula'' - the title of the new blog series by the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict. Get to know the diverse voices of people passionately building peace as part of the Ulaanbaatar Process. Read the story of Dr. Wang Danning, professor… Continue reading Every voice matters for peace on the Korean Peninsula: A Perspective of Dr. Wang Danning from Beijing

Ulaanbaatar Process Monthly Dialogue – The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) and Northeast Asia

May 19, 2022 On May 19, around twenty representatives of civil society throughout Northeast Asia gathered online to join the Ulaanbaatar Process monthly dialogue, convened by GPPAC Northeast Asia. Some of the participants in the May 19 Online Dialogue The session began with a presentation by Kawasaki Akira, Peace Boat Executive Committee Member and President… Continue reading Ulaanbaatar Process Monthly Dialogue – The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) and Northeast Asia

GPPAC Northeast Asia Dialogue on ROK Presidential election implications for peacebuilding

On April 20, 25 GPPAC Northeast Asia members and friends joined an online dialogue to discuss the results of the recent Republic of Korea Presidential election and their implications for peacebuilding and security on the Korean Peninsula and in Northeast Asia more broadly, as part of the Ulaanbaatar Process. Participants from throughout Northeast Asia including… Continue reading GPPAC Northeast Asia Dialogue on ROK Presidential election implications for peacebuilding

Cross-border cooperation – Disasters, COVID-19 and Confidence Building

March 18 is the date the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 was adopted in 2015, at the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai, Japan. On this day we reflect upon the connections between natural disasters and COVID-19 from a peacebuilding perspective. This is a report from a webinar in… Continue reading Cross-border cooperation – Disasters, COVID-19 and Confidence Building

Cooperation and Coalitions: Civil Society Activism under the Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all sectors of society and civil society, and peacebuilding organisations are no exception. In late 2020, Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung invited the Japan-based NGO Peace Boat, in its role as the Northeast Asia Regional Secretariat for the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC), to organize a series of webinars focused… Continue reading Cooperation and Coalitions: Civil Society Activism under the Pandemic

COVID-19 and Women in East Asia: Collaboration toward a Redefinition of ‘Security’

In late 2020, the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung invited Japan-based NGO Peace Boat, in its capacity as the Regional Secretariat for the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC) in Northeast Asia, to convene a series of webinars on non-traditional security and COVID-19 in Northeast Asia. In this third and final webinar of the series, speakers… Continue reading COVID-19 and Women in East Asia: Collaboration toward a Redefinition of ‘Security’