Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), in partnership with South Korea’s Gangwon province and PyeongChang city, organized the second PyeongChang Peace Forum on February 9- 11, 2020. The Forum is an opportunity to discuss the implementation of sustainable development goals (SDGs), peace, and the economy.
Topics discussed this year included: the role of sport in promoting peace and sustainable development; sustainable tourism, cooperative projects, and other ways in which the economy can contribute to peace; and the environmental implications of promoting peace, the SDGs, and the economy.
The keynote session focused on building the global-local network for peace and featured Ban Ki-moon, the former secretary-general of the UN; Gro Harlem Brundtland, the former prime minister of Norway and Director-General of the World Health Organization; and Lee Mi-kyung, the president of KOICA and co-president of the forum. Other sessions included 'Pyeongchang agenda for peace 2030: peace & SDG Campaign'; 'Development cooperation and peace action coalition for everyone'; and 'Building an inclusive partnership for sustainable peace cooperation'.