Session III

The Power of Humanitarian Initiatives
in Overcoming the Division of the Korean Peninsula


This session will consider how individual, institution or state-level humanitarian initiatives can contribute to peace on the Korean Peninsula by overcoming division and differences. Panelists will examine best practices, look at the consequences of UN-imposed sanctions and reflect on ways these could be lifted for targeted humanitarian initiatives. 

Panelists will offer recommendations toward building mutual trust between North and South Korea and the international community.


Dr. Alain Destexhe

Former Secretary General, Médecins Sans Frontières; Senator (1995-2019), Belgium

Mrs. Chantal Chételat Komagata

Coordinator UPF Europe

Mr. Thomas Fisler

Former Director, Cooperation in Pyeongyang for the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, FDFA, Switzerland

Mrs. Brigitte Wada

President Women’s Federation for World Peace, France