The inaugural meeting of the Ulaanbaatar Process took place in Mongolia from 23-24 June, 2015. It gathered peace activists and experts from China, Japan, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, the Republic of Korea, Russia, the United States of America and Mongolia for a 2-day open and frank discussion on Northeast Asian peace and security issues and the role that civil society can play in addressing them.
This meeting saw constructive debate and knowledge-sharing on issues of concern to the entire region, including the creation of a Northeast Asian Nuclear Weapon Free Zone, the replacement of the Korean War armistice with a permanent peace treaty and the role that the women and men of civil society can continue to play in helping achieve these goals. A major outcome of the meeting was a work-plan for the Ulaanbaatar Process in the months and years to come.
Further information and photos from this meeting can be seen here.
The second meeting of the Ulaanbaatar Process was succesfully convened in the Mongolian capital between November 14-16, 2016. This provided an opportunity for sincere and open civil society dialogue on promoting peace and security on the Korean Peninsula, the goal of establishing a Northeast Asian Nuclear Weapon-Free Zone and discussion of how civil society can contribute to reducing tension, expanding engagement and cooperation, and building peace and stability in the region.
Although the meeting was held under Chatham House rules, the Summary Document reporting upon discussions held and future plans for the process can be read here, and a list of participants is available here.
For more information, see here.