Resolution on Peace on the Korean Peninsula

29th Annual Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum
13-15 December 2021

Resolution on Peace on the Korean Peninsula

APPF29/RES/04

Draft Resolution Sponsored by: Republic of Korea and Japan

We, the parliamentarians of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF), participating in the 29th Annual Meeting of the APPF held in Seoul, Republic of Korea, under the theme The Role of Parliaments in Strengthening Resilience in the Post-Covid-19 Era:

Recalling the Resolution on Peace on the Korean Peninsula (APPF28/RES/16) adopted in Canberra, Australia, in 2020 and other resolutions on the Korean Peninsula adopted at APPF Annual Meetings over the years,

Reaffirming the Panmunjom Declaration of April 2018, the Joint Statement between the United States and Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) of June 2018, and the Pyongyang Joint Declaration of September 2018 for the complete denuclearization and establishment of a permanent peace regime on the Korean Peninsula and recognizing the efforts of the Republic of Korea and the international community for a nuclear-free Korean Peninsula,

Recalling the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolutions on nuclear non-proliferation in the DPRK adopted since 1993,

Noting the annual adoption of the resolution titled “Implementation of the NPT safeguards agreement between the Agency and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea” at International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) General Conferences from 1993 to 2021,

Expressing concern at the danger to peace and stability in Northeast Asia and the globe brought by provocations and attempts at nuclear armament by DPRK such as nuclear tests and a series of ballistic missile launches and other launches, while acknowledging the need to address the legitimate concerns of the related parties,

Acknowledging the importance of regional and international cooperation to promote peace on the Korean Peninsula given that the complete denuclearization and establishment of a peace regime on the Korean Peninsula and world peace are inseparable,

Welcoming the diplomatic efforts including the Summit meetings between the US and DPRK as a step towards the comprehensive resolution of the outstanding issues including the humanitarian concerns of the international community regarding DPRK,

Recognizing that permanent peace on the Korean Peninsula can only be achieved based on building trust, mutual respect, and agreement among related parties through dialogue and negotiations,

RESOLVE TO:

  1. Reaffirm the importance of a nuclear-free Korean Peninsula;
  2. Urge all related parties to work towards tangible progress for the complete denuclearization and settlement of permanent peace on the Korean Peninsula, including the complete and expedited implementation of the Panmunjom Declaration, the Joint Statement between the United States and DPRK, and the Pyongyang Joint Declaration;
  3. Call upon the DPRK to implement its commitment made to related parties and the international community to achieve complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and refrain from conducting additional nuclear or ballistic missile tests; urge the DPRK to abandon its nuclear and ballistic missile programs in a complete, verifiable and irreversible manner in accordance with all UN Security Council resolutions; and encourage the international community to join in efforts to seek a political and diplomatic solution to this issue;
  4. Invite the international community to support the major principles of zero tolerance for war, mutual security assurance, and joint prosperity and make continued efforts for peaceful resolution of the situation on the Korean Peninsula to create a new order of reconciliation and cooperation on the Korean Peninsula proposed by the government of the Republic of Korea;
  5. Recognize efforts of the Republic of Korea to achieve substantial progress in the Korean Peninsula Peace Process, including a declaration on the end of the Korean War and a peace accord, while reaffirming the importance of dialogue and diplomacy as the only solution to achieving complete denuclearization and establishment of permanent peace on the Korean Peninsula;
  6. Encourage APPF Member Parliaments to engage in dialogue with the DPRK to establish peace on the Korean Peninsula and the Asia-Pacific region, while welcoming efforts of the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea to pursue an inter-Korean parliamentary meeting without any conditions;
  7. Request APPF Member Countries to implement the UNSC resolutions on denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula for peace and stability of the Asia-Pacific region as well as the Korean Peninsula;
  8. Urge the DPRK to take concrete actions to address the humanitarian concerns of the international community; and
  9. Urge the international community to assist the DPRK in addressing various aspects of the humanitarian situation.


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