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The World Council of Churches has announced a major consultation on peace, reconciliation and reunification of the Korean peninsula.
The UN Secretary-General and the High Commissioner for Human Rights have urged the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to improve its human rights record
North Korea’s vast infrastructure of repression is further exposed in new satellite images showing the on-going development of two of the country’s largest political prison camps.
This year marks the 60th anniversary of the division between the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) and the Republic of Korea (South Korea).
“They’re coming, they’re coming,” shouts a young women, looking toward the train pulling into platform 6 at Busan Station. When the doors open, people get off with large suitcases.
A Peace Train has started its journey from Berlin, Germany through Russia and China to northeast Asia and the WCC 10th assembly in Busan, Korea.
A church-sponsored international consultation on Asian peace and security, held in Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong, has been looking at tensions in Korea.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is “deeply concerned and troubled” by rising tension on the Korean Peninsula and has called on all parties to help calm the situation.
Civil rights groups are calling on the United Nations to establish a Commission of Inquiry to investigate human rights violations in North Korea.
World Council of Churches General Secretary the Rev Dr Olav Fykse Tveit has expressed “grave concern” over the Korean nuclear test stand-off.