Seventeen participants represented members of the GPPAC community from Europe, the Middle East, Canada, Latin America, Africa, and Asia.
GPPAC is trying to focus its work on these practical points of maximum CSO relevance and effectiveness in the conflict cycle.
But I can say with calm assurance that not once were the words "improve expectations management" used at this GPPAC workshop.
Alas, Northern and Western perspectives still dominated the GPPAC workshop, even with the diverse participation.
GPPAC provided a regional project for NGOs and civil society organizations in Northeast Asia that included not only the North Korean nuclear crisis but also other peace and security issues mentioned in this article and the GPPAC process was one that strengthened regional NGO networks that were already forming on all these issues.
Several of the NGOs in the network were part of the GPPAC process (see previous section above on North Korean nuclear crisis) and, due to their participation, "overcoming the past" and promoting historical understanding to overcome high levels of mistrust in the region became an action item in GPPAC's Northeast Asian Regional Action Agenda (GPPAC Northeast Asia Regional Action Agenda, 2005: 19-20).
for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC), Northeast Asia Region
According to the ECCP, the objectives of the GPPAC are to
Organizations that are part of the GPPAC continue to engage the UN and governments in discussing ways of improving and strengthening conflict prevention policy and activities.