A year before Japanese annexation in 1909, “Ketcheonil,” was established to celebrate the founding of the Korean nation nearly 5,000 years ago. Today, it is celebrated in both North and South Korea. As part of commemorations of Foundation Day in 2023, Action for Korea United (AKU) led by the Global Peace Foundation hosted an International Forum on One Korea on October 2, 2023 in Seoul, Korea. This was followed by a Korea United Festival at Yeouido Park in Seoul, Korea.
Asia Today published a special covering the events (here in Korean).
For Koreans, October 3 marks “Gaecheon Jeol,” the founding day of the Korean nation nearly 5,000 years ago. As part of the commemorations of Foundation Day in 2023, the Global Peace Foundation hosted an International Forum on One Korea on October 2, 2023, in Seoul,...
In the Media: Global Peace Foundation presents vision for unified Korea through campaign – The Korea Times
For Koreans, October 3 marks “Gaecheon Jeol,” the founding day of the Korean nation nearly 5,000 years ago. As part of commemorations of Foundation Day in 2023, the Global Peace Foundation hosted an International Forum on One Korea on October 2, 2023 in Seoul, Korea....
Dr. Hyun Jin Preston Moon
Dr. Hyun Jin Preston Moon is the founder and chairman of the Global Peace Foundation (GPF), established in 2009 and currently active in 24 countries. Working across lines of identity – from culture, ethnicity, religion, and beyond – GPF works to foster the moral, innovative leadership necessary to resolve the most pressing issues in our world today.
Dr. Moon’s disciplined focus on a common vision, universal principles and shared values guides GPF in building innovative models of peace, development and a global network of multi-sectoral partners. Even while addressing local issues, numerous regional and international level conventions, forums and programs, enables the organization to garner lessons and best practices for a global community.
Dr. Moon has a lifelong passion for empowering young leaders, particularly in emerging countries. He founded Service For Peace in 2002 to provide international service learning opportunities for youth of diverse backgrounds who work together to address urgent social needs. Service For Peace is now established in 27 nations and has special consultative status with the United Nations.
“Today’s young people are growing up during a time of globalization. Their minds are not divided by nation or by culture. Their energy and idealism that can open up new opportunities.”
“In today’s world, there are so many changes taking place simultaneously that only those societies that can develop a vision of the future are going to be able to handle them.” ~ Henry Kissinger
“Moral leadership provides the roadmap for nation-building by outlining a vision rooted in universal principles and shared values, while innovative leadership provides the methods to realize that vision.”
“The deciding factor at such times is always moral and innovative leadership, on every level.”
Dr. Hyun Jin Preston Moon has promoted “moral and innovative leadership” as the key to tackling the unique and complex problems of our time.
Global Leadership Network
We are One Family under God. This is the real idea that is going to push us to change the world. We can create a new world with sustainable peace and change the world in favor of humanity.
To be a successful human being, it is not enough to be a professional success; you have to share and care. To share and care for your family is natural, but you have to share and care beyond your family.