"Hello, the Peace Network and the People’s Solidarity for Participatory Democracy, joined with the Peace Depot, Japan has started the international signing movement for the Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone in Northeast Asia (NEA-NWFZ). The result would be delivered to the six party nations and the United Nations at the Non-Nuclear Proliferation Treaty in the New York, early May, 2009 [translated]"
Please send your sign to Wooksik Cheong at email@example.com
안녕하세요. 평화네트워크 정욱식입니다.
평화네트워크와 참여연대는 일본의 피스데포와 함께 동북아 비핵지대 창설을 위한 국제 서명운동을 시작했습니다. 본 서명 결과는 6자회담 참가국들과 5월 초순 뉴욕에서 열리는 핵확산금지조약(NPT) 회의에서 유엔에 전달될 예정입니다.
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a Northeast Asia Nuclear Weapon Free Zone
We, the undersigned, express our support for the efforts to establish a Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone in Northeast Asia (NEA-NWFZ). We believe it is an urgent and timely initiative both for strengthening the global tide toward a Nuclear Weapon Free World and for achieving regional stability and peace in Northeast Asia.
Setting the goal of achieving a NEA-NWFZ will create a new positive dimension in the on-going Six Party Talks among the Republic of Korea (ROK), Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea (DPRK), Japan, China, Russia and the United States, by incorporating its goal of “verifiable denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula” (Six-nation Statement, 19 September 2005) within the broader regional vision.
Global nuclear disarmament is an obligation not only of nuclear armed nations but of all nations, especially those whose security policy relies on a so-called nuclear umbrella. In this regards, all nations have the responsibility to find a path toward a security polity without nuclear weapons. A NEA-NWFZ will provide such a path for relevant nations in the region, including Japan and the Republic of Korea (ROK).
A realistic scheme for a NEA-NWFZ would be a 3+3 arrangement, in which the ROK, the DPRK and Japan would form the central parties of the zone and the neighboring nuclear weapon states (China, Russia and the US) would support it through the provision of security assurances, as this would build upon the 1992 Inter-Korean Joint Declaration on the Denuclearization of Korean Peninsula and Japan's Three Non-Nuclear Principles.
We call upon political leaders, both national and local, citizen groups, and individuals throughout the world, to express their support for a NEA NWFZ and to work together to realize it.
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' Wooksik Cheong is one of the founding members and the representative of Peace Network, a non-governmental organization formed in 1999, working for peace and disarmament in the Northeast Asia and on the Korean Peninsula.
He is the leading member of the Korean committee for the International Conference against the Asia Pacific Missile Defense and for the End of Arms Race, Seoul, South Korea, April 16-18, 2009 and is one of the main speakers in the April 17 symposium program of the conference.
He is the author of the two articles.
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Text Fwd: Missile Defense and the Korean Peninsula-What Is the Problem?
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Text fwd: North Korea’s Satellite versus US-ROK Joint Military Exercise'