Following a year-long investigation, the widespread human rights violations in North Korea were formally recognized today by the UN’s Commission of Inquiry on North Korea. We’ve heard personal stories of the atrocities outlined in the report from North Korean defectors. This long overdue recognition should spur the international community to increase support for the North Korean people as they drive change inside their country.
The report, coming in at over 300 pages, is a lot to absorb.
Here are the key things you need to know:
So what is going to happen now?
What is outlined in this report is exactly why we do the work we do. The North Korean people are changing their country, and the world’s support can help accelerate those changes. While outside focus on North Korea has typically gone to Kim Jong-un, the nuclear issue, and even Rodman’s bizarre visits, we hope that this report serves as a wake up call for the world to focus more on the challenges facing the North Korean people.
Next week we’re mobilizing five teams across North America to give insight on what’s happening in North Korea. If you want to learn more about what these facts mean and find ways to get involved on this issue, book a LiNK event.