PSCORE

Our History

2016

2016.05~11Held street campaigns about North Korean human rights issues in main areas and subway stations around Seoul.
2016.03.21~25Lecture at University of Groningen (Netherlands), IGFM (Germany) and University of Le Havre (France)
2016.03.11~20Participated in the UN Human Rights Council and held North Korean Human Rights campaigns
2016.03.7~10Lecture at Dolphin School, Royal Holloway, King's College and Brunel University in UK

2015

2015.12.Published collections of North Korean defectors' testimonies in PSCORE's newest book, 'The Faceless Ones'
2015.11.Published international human rights report 'Transnational Abuse & Exploitation'
2015.10.18Founder Young-il Kim gave a speech at TEDxAPU Japan event
2015.10.2~5Conducted campaigns on North Korean human rights issues at Busan Film Festival
2015.9.30Hosted a lecture event with visiting school teachers from Australia and New Zealand
2015.8.22Held charity concert ‘Rock Out Concert’ to raise funds to support North Korean refugee students
2015.7.31Gave a speech on North Korean human rights with a North Korean defector & international students in Itaewon
2015.5~11Held street campaigns to raise awareness and create dialogue on North Korean human rights (Sangmyung University, Hanyang University, Seoul Tech, Dongkuk University, Konkuk University, Yongsan Station, National Assembly Station, Yoeuido Station, etc)
2015.03.11~25Lecture at Eton, Radly and Bedales College in UK
2015.03.11~25Participated in the UN Human Rights Council

2014

2014Held five charity ‘Rock Out Concert’ to raise funds to support North Korean refugee students
2014.12.12Organized a North Korean Human Rights Poetry Contest
2014.11.21Held a screening of 'Journey to Freedom', an awareness event about PSCORE's rescue missions in China
2014.10.03Ran a North Korean Human Rights Street Campaign at the Busan Film Festival
2014.08.01Organized a support event to rescue North Koreans refugees with the British Ambassador
2014.05.28Relocated our office to Gangseo-gu, Seoul
2014.03.20~27Held 'London North Korean Human Rights Lecture Tour' at different universities in London, UK such as Oxford University, Eton, and Radley Colleges
2014.03.13~20Participated in the UN Human Rights Council and held North Korean Human Rights campaigns
2014.01.21Lecture at Dulwich College in London, UK

2013

2013Organized street campaigns every month at subway stations, airport, train stations, and main streets in Seoul
2013.10.28~11.06Attended UN meetings in New York and gave a lecture at Columbia University
2013.10.10Published the North Korean Human Rights report
2013.10.03~06Held a North Korean Human Rights campaign as well as a cultural activity night for North Korean students at Busan Film Festival
2013.09.22Hosted the benefit performance by Foreign Language High School Orchestra Union for PSCORE
2013.09.16Submitted the North Korean Human Rights report to the UN Universal Periodic Review (UPR)
2013.09.01Produced a North Korean Human Rights album called 'Music for Freedom'
2013.04.30Held a seminar about 'Demand Analysis and Policy Suggestion for North Korean Students Customized Education Support'
2013.03.07~13Participated in the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva
2013.03.06Published the 2013 edition of North Korean Human Rights casebook "Only the Freedom to Breathe"
2013.03.02Held a concluding symposium for the ‘North Korea Youth Education Mentoring Program’

2012

2012.12.15Rock Culture Festival Charity Concert
2012.11.03~04 Global English Camp for North Korean defectors to learn conversation in English
2012.10.04~06 Launched a North Korean Human Rights Campaign for the Busan Film Festival
2012.09.10~14Participated in the Geneva UN Commission on Human Rights’ International Campaign
2012.08~2013.03 Launched ‘North Korea Youth Education Mentoring Program’
2012.08.09~10.13Held the 4th Annual Essay Contest, “Let’s Talk About Unification,” and Awards Ceremony
2012.04.25Participated in North Korea Freedom Week International Workshop; discussing the issue of North Korean human rights with the United Nations and the international community
2012.04.17~30Hosted lecture events about reunification
2012.03Held campaigns against the broadcast limitation of North Korea
2012.01.25~31Participated in the Myanmar human rights activists program held by the United States National Democratic Institute (NDI)

2011

2011.06.04Registered as an official NGO affiliated with the Ministry of Unification (Ministry of Unification Room 109)
2011.04.27Hosted “A Desirable Direction for North Korean Human Rights Law” Seminar
2011.04.12Held a speech event with Australian and New Zealand teachers from the Asia Education Foundation

2010

2010.12.10Held “What Made Them Change? – Korean Wave in North Korea” Seminar
2010.09.06~11.21Held the annual PSCORE Youtube Video Contest about Democracy and Human Rights in North Korea
2010.08.16Hosted the 3rd Annual Essay Contest “Let’s Talk About Reunification”
2010.06.25~27Organized the Global English Camp
2010.05.24Had an opening speech in the press conference of the sinking of South Korean warship ‘Cheonan’
2010.05.20Hosted ‘North/South Korean Student Forum on Reunification’
2010.04.30Hosted North Korea Freedom Week Seminar
2010.04.22Hosted Information Session for opportunity of scholarships to study abroad in Germany
2010.04.21Directed a program providing education about unification to students at Ganggyong High School
2010.02.26Recognized by the Ministry of Unification as a non-profit organization (Ministry of Unification, #259)
2010.01.29~30Held a PSCORE Leadership Training Session
2010.01.19Participated in Round Table Discussion on North Korean Rights Issues (co-host: ELTF Australia)

2009

2009.11.27Hosted International Student Conference on North Korean Human Rights (co-hosts: Legislative Forum on Human Rights, Hanns Seidel Foundation, Korean Leaders Academy)
2009.10.19~12.20Held the first Annual PSCORE Youtube Video Contest about Democracy and Human Rights in North Korea
2009.08.19Hosted a ceremony to celebrate the joint pledge of PSCORE and the Seodaemun Police Department to support education for North Korean defectors
2009.06.26~28Hosted Global English Camp (co-host: Hanns Seidel Foundation)
2009.04.30Held ‘Crossing Over’ Seminar (co-host: George Town University)
2009.04.20~08.20Held the Annual Essay Contest, “Let’s Talk About Unification,” and Poem Contest
2009.04.20Hosted ‘Regime Change in North Korea and Human Rights Issues’ Seminar (co-host: Legislative Forum on Human Rights)
2009.03.24Held the 0.001 Campaign
2009.02.20~02.21Held a PSCORE Leadership Training Session
2009.01.14Participated in Round table discussion on North Korean issues (co-host: ELTF Australia)

2008

2008.12.14Participated in training program ‘Political Education of a United Germany’
2008.07.31Chosen by the U.S. State Department as a Human Rights Democracy Fun beneficiary
2008.07.31Held the first Annual Essay Contest, “Let’s Talk About Unification,” and Award Ceremony
2008.04.26Participated in the U.S. ‘North Korea Freedom Week’
2008.03.29Participated in the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) as a Delegate

2007

2007.10.25Co-hosted Unification Culture Expo
2007.08.23Co-hosted Future History Camp
2007.07.01Started education program for young North Korean defectors
2007.06.08Hosted PSCORE Seminar at the University of Seoul
2007.05.26Co-hosted College Students’ Walk for North Korean Human Rights
2007.05.25Co-hosted Yeollin Uri Party and Grand National Party Round-Table Discussion on North Korean Human Rights
2007.05.24Co-hosted Press conference for College Students Walk for North Korean Rights
2007.04.10Co-hosted Founding Ceremony for the Committee for the Democratization of North Korea
2007.02.08Participated in ‘Protection of North Korean Immigrants and Reform of Laws Regarding Their Settlement in South Korea’ Seminar

2006

2006.12.20Co-hosted Memorial Workshop for the International Students Conference on North Korean Human Rights
2006.11.10Held first PSCORE Seminar
2006.10.05Launched the PSCORE website
2006.07.09Discussed and officially established PSCORE

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