“PSCORE stands for ‘People for Successful COrean REunification’; we adopted the original spelling ‘Corea’ from the prior era to Japanese colonization and the division of Korea to further emphasize its goal of a reunited peninsula.”
People for Successful COrean REunification is a non-profit organization in special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) since 2012.
We advocate internationally and domestically with a vision to raise awareness of North Korean human rights while providing education and tutoring programs for North Korean defector students. We further address potential barriers to reunification and assist North Korean refugees to adapt to their daily life in South Korea. We are one of the most international organizations in South Korea, and our staff is comprised of both South and North Korean nationals, and interns, and volunteers from countries around the world.
Since its establishment in 2006, PSCORE has long been involved in Human Rights issues in North Korea from holding street campaigns for raising awareness to writing reports and participating in UN conferences. We join the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) every year to hold side events and publish oral/written statements. As the United Nations advocates international cooperation for human rights improvement in North Korea, PSCORE also provides other North Korean human rights organizations the opportunity to present at side events with UNHRC. Furthermore, PSCORE has been holding events with other international human rights NGOs, such as Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and the International Society for Human Rights.