Beijing

China Foreign Affairs University

China Foreign Affairs University, the only institution of higher learning under the guidance of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of P.R.China, aims to train professional personnel in foreign service, international studies as well as in the careers related to international business and law. The university was founded in 1955 under the suggestion of the late Premier Zhou Enlai. Accredited by the Academic Degree Committee of the State Council of the P.R.China, CFAU offers Doctoral, Master and Bachelor degrees. The strong subjects of CFAU are Diplomacy, International Relations, and International Law. Over the past 50 years China Foreign Affairs University has turned out nearly 20,000 students, who have excelled in the fields of Diplomacy, Foreign Affairs and International Studies, and have made tremendous contributions to China's diplomacy. China Foreign Affairs University is crowned as "Cradle of Chinese Diplomats". In the year of 2014, over 2000 full-time Chinese students and over 170 international students from more than 40 countries have been enrolled at CFAU. CFAU has been organizing professional programs for diplomats and media professionals from foreign countries for years. From 1994 to the end of 2013, over 2800 participants from 150 countries have joined the programs. In the year of 2008, authorized by the State Council of China, CFAU became one of the first five national foreign aid training centers in China.

Chinese Association for NGO Cooperation

The China Association for NGO Cooperation is a non-profit making, voluntary, membership organization operating nationwide across China. CANGO was founded in 1992 and registered with the Ministry of Civil Affairs in 1993. Currently, CANGO has 88 member organizations across China and has developed relations with 150 foreign NGOs. In 2003, CANGO raised RMB Yuan 280 million (USD 33.89 million) from 60 donor agencies, in order to implement their traditional and new project areas. These areas include, HIV/AIDS prevention, education, vocational training, agriculture, capacity building within civil society and the grass roots, women's political participation and the protection of traditional culture. For more information, please click here

Dalian

AFSC DPRK Program

AFSC's DPRK (North Korea) program works with four cooperative farms, the Academy of Agricultural Sciences and Kye Ungsang College of Agriculture of Kim IL Sung University to raise productivity and implement sustainable agricultural practices through pragmatic approaches that can be field-tested on partner co-operative farms. AFSC also occasionally organizes additional education and training opportunities for DPRK individuals, institutions, and government agencies on issues of practical concern to Koreans, promoting exchange with other countries.

Nagasaki

Research Center for Nuclear Weapons Abolition, Nagasaki University (RECNA)

Nagasaki University is the only university in the world that has inherited a medical college having experienced the atomic bombing. Achieving a "world free from nuclear weapons" is thus a paramount concern to the University. Research Center for Nuclear Weapons Abolition, Nagasaki University (RECNA), located in a city that was attacked by an atomic bomb, is an educational and research institute, which is the interdisciplinary center of local academia with a firsthand experience of the horror of nuclear weapons. The objectives of RECNA are as follows: 1) Through academic research and analysis, to redefine the significance of Hiroshima and Nagasaki experiences in the light of the current world trend, and disseminate information and make proposals from various aspects towards abolishing nuclear weapons; 2) Making best use of such a process and outcomes of its research and analysis, to contribute to university education. RECNA, as a think tank open to the local community longing for nuclear weapons abolition, operates in close cooperation with partners including Nagasaki City and Nagasaki Prefecture.

Pyongyang

Korean National Peace Commitee (KPNC)

The KNPC was founded on March 25, 1949, at a Korean National Peace Conference whcih was held with 1,550 representatives of 31 public organizations and renowned personages of the country. KNPC regards the main principle of its activities to achieve reunification and a lasting peace in the Korean peninsula and build a new world, independent peaceful and free from war, in accordance with the ideal of independence, friendship and peace. Objectives and Activities 1) To ease tension and military confrontation on the Korean Peninsula and achieve the peaceful reunification of the country 2) To eliminate all mass destruction weapons, including nuclear weapons, on the globe, reduce conventional weapons and realize a general and complete disarmament 3) To dissolve all military blocs and withdraw all foreign troops and military bases in the territory of other countries 4) To settle the racial, national, religious and other disputes in a peaceful way 5) To protect the environment and ensure sustainable development 6) To promote co-operation and solidarity with other national peace organizations, international and regional organizations, anti-nuke and environmental organizations and individuals that pursue similar objectives.

Seoul

People's Solidarity for Participatory Democracy

The People's Solidarity for Participatory Democracy (PSPD) was founded in post-military rule South Korea. Established in 1994, the PSPD has been serving as a watchdog against abuse of power by governing and authority bodies. The PSPD raises public awareness through campaigning, monitoring and bringing into public dialogue issues surrounding political activity. "To be the real sovereigns of the country, we should become watchdogs of the government, screening the daily decision-making process it derives its power from. Let's unite our efforts in bringing a new era where the social participation of the people and their human rights are well appreciated and respected." (From the PSPD's Inaugural Statement, September 10, 1994) (http://eng.peoplepower21.org)

Women Making Peace

Women Making Peace is a specialized NGO and social movement that seeks to achieve reunification and peace on the Korean peninsula, as well as promoting peaceful relations in the Asian region and worldwide. Founded on March 28 1997, WMP conducts research on the conditions and methods necessary for the peaceful reunification of Korea, and formulates policies towards achieving this goal from a feminist perspective. WMP promotes tolerance and peace of mind as general values in society, promotes citizens' peace-making skills, and in general cultivates a life-centered culture of peace for the world. It carries out concrete social actions to facilitate Korean reunification and peace. WMP tries to facilitate the equal participation of women in the settlement of conflicts and disputes and to promote women's leadership in peace-making at home and abroad. WMP works in solidarity with international peace groups, exchanging information concerning peace and security and thus expanding international women's peace-making networks. WMP's wider sphere of activities include: the promotion of peace making skills at the grassroots level; facilitation of the equal participation of women in the settlement of conflict; and the promotion of women's leadership in peacemaking activities. Women Making Peace looks foward to a 21st century where justice and love, tolerance and cooperation, respect and care, peace and hope will flower in place of tension and confrontation, hatred and exclusion. For more information, please click here

Ulaanbaatar

Blue Banner

Blue Banner is a Mongolian non-governmental organization established in 2005 to promote nuclear non-proliferation and Mongolia's initiative to turn the country into a nuclear-weapon-free zone (NWFZ). It is independent from the government or any of its agencies and does not depend on nor receive instruction or any financial support from the government. It believes that the government of Mongolia needs to promote more vigorously the policy of establishing and institutionalizing the concept of the single-State NWFZ. It also believes that independent NGOs and think tanks can make useful practical suggestions to the government on the ways and means of promoting the initiative, including the form and content of the future zone. To that end it undertakes special area studies and presents its findings and recommendations to the general public or the government as the case may be. It also organizes national and regional meetings to promote its goals. In 2014 Blue Banner was invited by the International Parliamentary Union (IPU), the Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament (PNND) and the World Future Council (WFC) to share Mongolia's experience in successfully promoting its unique nuclear-weapon-free status, considered as an inspiring example of creatively addressing the issues of nuclear non-proliferation.

Vladivostok

International Research Centre, Maritime State University

ADM Nevelskoy Maritime State University – is the first Maritime University in Russia to prepare specialists necessary for maritime transport systems in the spheres of natural science, humanities, technical and marine conventional trends. MSU is one of the biggest maritime universities, being the leading university of Asian-Pacific region and the top scientific methodological center of maritime education on Russian Far East. Established in 2001, the objective of the University's International Research Centre is to collect and research information in regards to the problematic elements of international security in the Asia Pacific Rim. The current main project is called ‘XX1 Century: Developing and Cooperation in Asia – Pacific Region Free of Territorial Disputes'. This project has brought together researchers and professors from across Far eastern Russia and Western Russia in order to research the territorial disputes in the Asia Pacific Rim. The research materials will be published in the future, and the centre is currently working on developing its network outside of Russia, namely Japan, Taiwan, China, Korea and including India.

Northeast Asia Rgional Secretariat

Peace Boat

Peace Boat is a Japan-based international non-governmental and non-profit organization that works to promote peace, human rights, equal and sustainable development and respect for the environment. Peace Boat seeks to create awareness and action based on effecting positive social and political change in the world. We pursue this through the organization of global educational programmes, responsible travel, cooperative projects and advocacy activities. These activities are carried out on a partnership basis with other civil society organizations and communities in Japan, Northeast Asia, and around the world. Peace Boat carries out its main activities through a chartered passenger ship that travels the world on peace voyages. The ship creates a neutral, mobile space and enables people to engage across borders in dialogue and mutual cooperation at sea, and in the ports that we visit. Activities based on Japan and Northeast Asia are carried out from our eight Peace Centers in Japan. For more information, please click here

Global Secretariat GPPAC Foundation

The Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC) is a member-led network of civil society organisations (CSOs) active in the field of conflict prevention and peacebuilding across the world. The Global Secretariat, based in the Hague, the Netherlands, operates under the GPPAC Foundation. It supports the work of the governance and operational bodies of the GPPAC Network, primarily the GPPAC Board, Regional Secretariats and the Programme Steering Committee. Its main role is to facilitate and channel communications between these bodies in order to achieve an inclusive and effective decision-making process across the network. The Global Secretariat works in collaboration with Regional Secretariats and the Programme Steering Committee to ensure synergy and coherence of GPPAC activities based on the Strategic plan, regional long-term plans and annual work plans. In addition, the Global Secretariat teams and the Programme Steering Committee monitor the implementation of strategies and thematic priorities at regional level, ensuring that GPPAC global engagements are based on regional inputs. For more information, please click here