Resolution on the Situation on the Korean Peninsula


22nd Annual Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum
12-16 January 2014

Resolution on the Situation on the Korean Peninsula


(Sponsored by Japan and the Republic of Korea)

The 22nd Annual Meeting of the Asia Pacific Parliamentary Forum,

Reaffirming the Resolution APPF21/RES-01 on Political and Security Matters in Asia Pacific and the Resolution APPF21/RES-05 on the Situation on the Korean Peninsula adopted at the 21st Annual Meeting of the Asia Pacific Parliamentary Forum in January 2013 in Vladivostok, Russia,

Noting the Joint Statement of the Six-Party Talks in September 2005, the United Nations Security Council Resolutions 1695, 1718, 1874, 2087 and 2094 of March 2013, the Chairman’s Statement of the 9th ASEM Summit in November 2012, the South-North Declaration in October 2007, and the Japan-DPKR Pyongyang Declaration in September 2001;

Confirming that resolving human rights issues is a challenge for the entire international community;

Emphasizing the importance of reinforcing regional and international cooperation to ensure the peace and stability of the Korean Peninsula;

Expressing concern about DPRK’s existing nuclear and missile programs, and reaffirming support for the diplomatic efforts made within the Six-Party Talks aimed at comprehensively achieving the goals envisioned in the 2005 Joint Statement;


1. Urge the DPRK tocomply with all relevant U.N. Security Council Resolutions and to abandon all nuclear weapons and existing nuclear programs and ballistic missile programs, including uranium enrichment activities, in a complete, verifiable and irreversible manner;

2. Request APPF member countries to reaffirm the importance of a nuclear weapons–free Korean Peninsula for the peace and stability of the Peninsula as well as of the Asia-Pacific region and request the full and steady implementation of the relevant UNSC Resolutions;

3. Call upon all APPF member countries to continuously reinforce multilateral parliamentary diplomacy to ensure peace and stability in the Asia-Pacific region;

4. Urge the DPRK to fully comply with the Non-Proliferation Treaty and International Atomic Energy Agency safeguard obligations; and

5. Confirm that the process of the Six-Party Talks is an effective framework for the peaceful solution of the nuclear problem of the Korean Peninsula, and call upon the Parties to resume the Six-Party Talks.

Puerto Vallarta, México
15 January, 2014


Resolution on the Situation on the Korean Peninsula

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