The PyeongChang Message for Peace Forum 2020 is a collaborative statement by the participants of the PyeongChang Peace Forum 2020 which condenses demands, aspirations, and hopes a world in peace with special emphasis for peace on the Korean Peninsula.

From the 9-11 February 2020 GCAP members, as well as the majority of GCAP Global Council, were part of more than 1000 participants from some 40 countries gathered for the PyeongChang Peace Forum (PPF). This forum followed the successful inaugural PyeongChang Global Peace Forum in 2019 that commemorated the first anniversary of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics and Paralympics. The PPF is a glocal platform of dialogue for building sustainable peace and development. PPF convened for the second year to memorialize the 2018 PyeongChang Peace Spirit in the context of the 70th anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean War (25 June 1950) as indicated by the slogan “70 Years Is Enough”.

GCAP members participated as speakers and panelists and reiterated the position first elaborated during the People’s Assembly and which was further elaborated by the GCAP Global Council and resulted in the GCAP Message for the PyeongChang Peace Forum 2020. 

GCAP, comprised of civil society organisations, social movements, networks of grassroots peoples – from the socially excluded to indigenous, from youth to the elderly, are proud to share our effort for peace with millions of activists and peacekeepers all over the world. We shall continue to promote dialogue instead of conflict, political reforms to fight inequalities, climate justice to ensure peace for our children, and restorative justice to not interact as enemies, but as human beings we want to meet and walk with.

Salina Sanou, GCAP Global Co-Chair from Kenya participated in a panel of experts at the PPF.


Oumar at DMZ tour

GCAP Global Council member Oumar Sow from GCAP Senegal and another international participant at the Korean Demilitarized Zone Tour which was part of the PPF itinerary.

Keynote 1

Keynote speech by former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.