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A Study on the Inducement of the 5th UN Office in the Korean DMZ World Peace Park

  • Crisisonomy
  • Abbr : KRCEM
  • 2015, 11(8), pp.203-225
  • Publisher : Crisis and Emergency Management: Theory and Praxis
  • Research Area : Social Science > Public Policy > Public Policy in general

Chung Si Gu 1

1선문대학교

Accredited

ABSTRACT

This study explores a possibility of inducing the 5th UN office in the Korean DMZ world peace park. The Korean DMZ is a geographical region that was established at the end of the Korean War (27 July 1953) according to the Armistice Agreement between the United Nations Forces (UNF) and North Korea. Peace park has an important role in promoting peace and cooperation in a boundary areas. President Park strongly expressed a strong interest to establish DMZ world peace park with the United Nations at the Nuclear Security Summit and Dresden Declaration (28 March 2014, in Germany), and the United States House and Senate Joint (08 May 2013). DMZ world peace park is expected to contribute to relaxation and confidence to enhance peace in the Korean peninsula. The inducement of the 5th UN office with DMZ world peace park requires the following three improvements. First, we may introduce the New Village Movement ODA projects to North Korea. Second, we may play a role using a diplomatic skill in emphasizing a necessity of the 5th UN office in DMZ. Third, a control tower should be established under the direction supervison of President or the Prime Minister which can hold a comprehensively control of the DMZ-related businesses. One city in Gyeonggido (Paju) and three cities in Gangwondo (Cheolwon, Yeonchun, and Goseong) now compete with each other to host the DMZ world peace park. The Department of Unification in Korea is going to develop a plan to determine candidate regions considering the current condition of South-North relations. Beyond ecological and economic profit, ideological confrontation between North and South Korea should be also resolved by advancing the level of trust.

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