Forum Overview

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Day 1 (August 12. Friday) | Registration
Time Programme Venue
14:00~14:30 Participant Registration and Seat Arrangement Korea National Diplomatic Academy

Opening Ceremony

  • Congratulatory Address | Ambassador PARK Soo-Gil, President of the World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA)
  • Opening Address | CHOUNG Jin Hoan, President of Hope to the Future Associations
  • Welcoming Address | YUN Duk-min, Chancellor of the Korea National Diplomatic Academy (KNDA) or LEE Jong-Hyun, Deputy Secretary-General of Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat (TCS) ; expected
  • Special Performance | Taekwondo Demonstration Team

Introduction of Forum Schedule


[Session 1] The Proper Recognition of Historical Issues for Concord and Co-prosperity

[Presentation] Dr. NAM Sang Gu, Research Fellow of Northeast Asian History Foundation

Towards Common Understanding and Peaceful Coexistence: Discussion on Historical Issues


Relocation and Assigning of Accommodation

18:00~19:00 Dinner Kyung Hee University (KHU) Renaissance Hall

Team Building Session
Deciding on team leader and team name, planning for presentation session


Service Activity
“Hope-sharing shoes” Activity for African Children in Poverty


Day 2 (August 13. Saturday) | Cultural Experience, Lecture & Panel Discussion
Time Programme Venue
08:00~09:00 Breakfast KHU Renaissance Hall

Cultural Experience and Team Activities: Exploring Korean Folk Village(KFV) and Completing Team Missions

12:00-13:00 Lunch KHU Renaissance Hall

Special Lecture: UN DPI
Maher Nasser, Director of Outreach Division, UN DPI
Pending Issues in Northeast Asia from the Perspective of the United Nations


[Session 2] Pending Security Issues in Northeast Asia

[Presentation] Prof. SAKATA Yasuyo, Kanda University of International Studies
Enhancing Northeast Asia Security Cooperation: Sharing Common Agendas, Common Approaches

Team Discussion 1
Direction for Trilateral Cooperation on Security Issues for the Co-prosperity of the Three Nations


[Session 3] Sustainable Cooperation in Northeast Asia

[Presentation 1] Maher Nasser, Director of Outreach Division, UN DPI
The Future of Global Partnership based on Trilateral Cooperation

[Presentation 2] Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat (TCS)
Development and Future Prospect of Trilateral Cooperation

18:00~19:00 Dinner

Team Discussion 2
Discussion on Action Plan for College Students in Promoting Sustainable Development of the Three Nations


Wrap up and give team presentation on the conclusion of group discussion (5 minutes per team, including Q&A session)


Day 3 (August 14. Sunday) | Lecture & Panel Discussion
Time Programme Venue
08:00~09:00 Breakfast KHU Renaissance Hall

Special Lecture: NEAR Foundation
Chung Duck-Koo, Chairman of NEAR Foundation
“Sailing in the Same Boat”


[Session 4] Economy and Crisis Management

[Presentation 1] Zhang Liqing, Director of Center for International Finance Studies

  • Present Economic Status of the Three Nations and Crisis Management
  • Role and Strategy of Each Country for Economic Vitalization of Northeast Asia

[Presentation 2] NICE Holdings Co., Ltd.
“Integration of Capital Market and Role of Credit Rating Agencies”

12:30~13:30 Lunch

Panel Discussion: About the Future of Northeast Asia
Moderator: Chung Duck-Koo, Chairman of NEAR FOUNDATION


Team Discussion and Presentation
Ideas for Trilateral Cooperation
→ in the fields of politics, economy, society, culture, and diplomacy
※ Team Presentation (7 minutes each), including Q&A

KHU Peace Hall

Team Discussion and Writing the Rough Draft of the Youth Declaration

18:30~20:30 Dinner Banquet

KHU Renaissance Hall

“Golden Bell Quiz Competition”
Trivia Quiz Competition on the Three Countries

KHU Peace Hall


Day 4 (August 15. Monday) | Overall Discussion & Closing Ceremony
Time Programme Venue
08:00~09:00 Breakfast KHU Renaissance Hall
09:00~11:00 Organizing Previous Discussion Contents and Overall Discussion
Discussion of the Youth Declaration and Finalization of Contents
Presentation on Summaries of Overall Sessions and Discussions

Closing Ceremony

  • Closing Address 1 | CHUNG Duck-Koo, Chairman of NEAR Foundation
  • Closing Address 2 | Maher Nasser, Director of Outreach Division, UN DPI
  • Presentation of Certificates
  • Photo Session