ISCP Session's Theme

International Summit Council for Peace

The International Summit Council for Peace (ISCP) was initiated by UPF co-founder Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon on February 8, 2019 on the occasion of World Summit 2019 in Seoul, Korea. ISCP is an international network of current and former heads of state and government, who, through dialogue and collaboration, explore solutions and offer recommendations to address the world’s critical problems, including climate change and environmental issues, religious conflicts, poverty, war, corruption and family breakdown.

Panelists - ISCP Session

Dr. Werner Fasslabend

President, Austrian Institute for European and Security Policy, Minister of Defence (1990-2000), Austria

H.E. Kjell Magne Bondevik

Prime Minister (1997-2000 & 2001-2005), Norway

H.E. Yves Leterme

Prime Minister (2009 - 2011), Belgium

Dr. Karin Kneissl

Dr. Karin Kneissl, Austrian diplomat, political analyst and author. Minister of Foreign Affairs (2017-2019), Austria

Dr. Alexander Zhebin

Director, Center for Korean Studies, Institute of Far Eastern Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia


When the Korean War broke out in 1950 and many European nations sent forces to protect it from communist invasion, most European people barely knew where Korea was. Since then, through its economic miracle, its high-quality cars and electrical goods, the advent of K-pop, its successful hosting of both a Summer and a Winter Olympic Games and its remarkable 4th place in the Soccer World Cup of 2002, its reputation has grown considerably. 

However, Europeans remain largely unaware of the geostrategic importance of the peninsula – to Northeast Asia and to the world – and of the impact Korean reunification could have on global peace and security as well as economic growth. Media coverage remains sparse and lacking in any depth.

This webinar aims to help elevate consciousness of the potential and importance of peaceful reunification on the peninsula, examining how valuable Europe’s role could be in helping to facilitate this, and what Europe might have to gain from such an outcome.