Basic Concept of DMZ World Heritage
(From an official CHA document)
"First of all, in the institutional field, discussions on the establishment of the foundation for the DMZ world heritage will be discussed through the legislative policy measures to support the registration of the DMZ world heritage (Kang Hyun-cheol, Korea Legislation Research Institute). With legislation on conservation and use of ecological peace zones, research and preservation of Taebong Cheorwon Province, and proposals for preservation and utilization, the DMZ will consider ways to systematically and effectively implement the special purpose of the World Heritage List."
"Next, in the area of research, the characteristics of Taebong Cheorwon Province's structural characteristics were discussed under the theme of 'Exploration and Analysis of Ruins in DMZ through 3D Terrain (3D) Topography Observation' (Hui Hae Haeng, Suwon University)."
"Taebong Cheorwon Province, which is symbolic because it spans the military demarcation line, is not only important for academic discussions but is also difficult to investigate due to safety reasons. The forum will review these issues in general. The Cultural Heritage Administration will continue to seek key policies to systematically prepare for the settlement of peace on the Korean Peninsula and the expansion of inter-Korean exchanges, as well as ways to preserve and manage the DMZ cultural assets."Article on DMZ approach to World Heritage Listing
The policy proposals will cover various areas such as the value of the DMZ and the method of deriving Outstanding Universal Value (OUV), the "Inter-Korean Cooperation Plan", and "Policies and Institutions to Promote Joint Listing."
"The first presentation aims to summarize the meaning of the DMZ through the Cold War and the DMZ (Hanmo, Seoul National University) in order to remind the world that the demilitarized zone will be remembered and preserved by humankind."
"The second is a landscape approach (Ryu Je-heon, Korea Traditional Cultural University) for the derivation of the value of the DMZ World Heritage, which will combine the existing discussions and present the landscape direction to derive the value of the World Heritage Listing Evaluation Criteria."