This year, the Jeju Forum hosted 3,672 participants from 49 countries, the largest number in the forums history, signaling its growing importance as an international forum that deals comprehensively with a variety of topics. With one voice, Asian political leaders and erudite scholars from around the world expressed their yearning for peace on the Korean Peninsula, and delivered the East Asian communitys shared vision of a peaceful, constructive resolution to historical and territorial disputes in Asia, founded on mutual understanding.  Seeking global cooperation that befits this anticipated paradigm shift, a broad range of topics was considered, including the economy, culture, women, energy, and climate change. As a result of these discussions, new measures were devised to respond effectively to various crises and changes.Based on the fruits of this years discussions.

Host: Jeju Special Self-Governing Province, International Peace Foundation, East Asia Foundation, JoongAng Ilbo 
Organizer: Jeju Peace Institute

14:00 ~ 15:20
[Special Session I] 21st Century: 'Asian Century', 'Women's Century'- Achieving Full Economic Potential
through Gender Equality21세기: ‘아시아 & 여성의 시대’- 양성평등을 통한 경제적 잠재력 달성하기
Grand Ballroom
LIM, Jong Ryung (Associate Professor, Seoul University of Foreign Studies Graduate School of Interpretation and Translation)

Keynote Speaker
Freda MIRIKLIS (International President, BPW International)

Freda MIRIKLIS (International President, BPW International)
CHO, Dong-Sung (Professor, Seoul National University)

Rapporteur PARK, Cheongyeul (Professor, aSSIST)
진행 임종령 (서울외국어대학원 대학교 통역번역대학원 부교수)

주제발표 프레다 미리클리스 (BPW 세계연맹 회장)

프레다 미리클리스 (BPW 세계연맹 회장)
조동성 (서울대학교 교수)

질의응답 및 라포터 박정열 (서울과학종합대학원 교수)

The 21st century has been called both ‘the Asian Century’ in regard to economic development and ‘the Women’s Century’ from a standpoint of women’s empowerment. How can these two concepts be reconciled, in a region that is lowly ranked for gender equality according to reports by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), World Economic Forum (Davos) and the Asia Society?

For the world to truly be able to achieve peace and prosperity a road map and plan of action is required. The more that gender equality is achieved, the more women are empowered, the higher the GDP and general economic success of the nation. In this special session, Ms. Freda Miriklis, President of the International Federation of Business and Professional Women [aka, BPW International], the world’s oldest and one of its most influential women’s networks with status in UN-ECOSOC, European Council and more, will share her views and vision on how nations can achieve their full economic potential through gender equality.

21세기는 그 경제적 발전의 관점에서 ‘아시아의 세기’로 불리는 동시에, 여성의 역량강화라는 측면에서 ‘여성의 세기’라 일컬어집니다. 그러나 OECD, 세계경제포럼 및 아시아소사이어티의 보고서가 지적하듯 아시아는 낮은 양성평등 달성도를 보이고 있습니다.

이제 여성이 가진 잠재력을 최대한 발휘하도록 하는 것은 개인의 문제를 뛰어넘어 국가 경쟁력, 나아가 아시아 지역의 국제 경쟁력 향상에 있어 커다란 기회이자 과제입니다. 본 세션에서는 프레다 미리클리스 BPW (전문직여성) 세계연맹의 회장과 조동성 서울대학교 교수의 대담을 통하여 양성평등을 통한 여성의 잠재력 발현에 대해 들어보는 기회를 마련합니다.