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  • Jeju Province is one of the nine provinces of South Korea. The province is situated on and coterminous with the nation's largest island of Jeju (also Jejudo). Jeju Island is a unique place worldwide, holding the honors of the natural science area such as UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve(2002, UNESCO World Natuaral Heritage Site(2007) and UNESCO World Geoparks Network(2010). Jeju Island also consists of all elements for global natural sight theme, including small adjacent islands, volcano, waterfalls, beaches, national parks, caves and forests that attracts over 12 million tourists each year.
  • In 2006, International Peace Foundation(IPF) was founded with the contribution from a joint funding between Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Jeju Special Self-Governing Province. A major pillar of philosophy that established IPF was 'peace' and 'cooperation' in the world. With an emphasis on regional reconciliation and cooperation, IPF is working closely with world's renowned research institutes(think tanks), in order to provide a vision and strategy for achieving world peace. Located in Seogwipo, Jeju, IPF, as the umbrella organization, consists of three organizations: Jeju Peace Institute(JPI) and associated Jeju Forum Secretariat office; Jeju International Training Center(JITC); and Jeju International Peace Center.
  • The East Asia Foundation is a public service foundation established upon the philosophy that economic prosperity and trust will promote peace not on the Korean Peninsula and East Asia, but throughout the world. Since its inception in 2005, the East Asia Foundation has been satisfying this need by providing valuable opportunities for mutual exchange between members of government, social organizations, businesses, academia and the media. It has unfailingly pursued its goal of promoting cooperation through human and knowledge networking by sponsoring police forums and global conferences such as the EAF Seminar and the Jeju Forum for Peace and Prosperity. Through fellowship, research sponsorship and an ever-expanding list of publications, including our Global Asia policy journal and reports by the Council on East Asian Affairs, it has been invaluable in fostering constructive links between diverse experts, cultures, and ideas
  • Jooang Ilbo is a Korean daily newspaper, founded and continuously published in South Korea since 1965. It is owned by Joongang Media Network and is one of the core subsidiary companies that has established links with 11 foreign news bureaus; namely the Washington Post, the Wall Stree Journal, Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, Financial Times and etc. It is one of most widely-cited newspapers among foreign media when reporting South Korea.

Organizer

Jeju Peace Institute

The Jeju Peace Institute (JPI) was created in 2006 as a research institution devoted to the study and promotion of peace on the Korean Peninsula and to foster regional cooperation in East Asia. Since then, JPI has been the organizer of the Jeju Forum for Peace and Prosperity. Today, JPI serves as a central facilitator of research, outreach programs and exchange activities designed to bring the world closer together. JPI focuses on policy recommendations to advance understanding and cooperation on the Korean Peninsula as well as throughout East Asia. Our education programs and global outreach are a true reflection of a ceaseless endeavor to uphold the JPI vision. The Jeju Peace Institute was founded with three goals: to promote the vision of Northeast Asia as a region of unity and cooperation, to raise Jeju's stature as an Island of World Peace, and to become a leading organization in peace research and programs throughout Asia and the world. JPI is committed to promote the use of economic-political diplomacy in achieving stable peace. The ultimate goal of the Institute is to become the hub of operations for peace programs on the Korean peninsula and throughout Northeast Asia.