After more than seven months of rigorous preparation, PSCORE hosted its first-ever Model United Nations for Successful Corean* Reunification (MUNSCR) conference this spring. MUNSCR ultimately targetted peace negotiations on Korean reunification and improvement in North Korean human rights.
The conference held three separate committees. First, the Disarmament and International Security Committee (DISEC) discussed the protection of North Korean defectors in relation to the issues of exploitation, trafficking, and refoulement. Another subtopic of debate encompassed regional security and nuclear disarmament on the Korean Peninsula. Second, the Social, Humanitarian, and Cultural Committee (SOCHUM) actively engaged in finding solutions to human rights violations in North Korea and civic space and surveillance in North Korea. Lastly, the Special Committee aimed at fostering peaceful dialogue on inter-Korean relations and reunification as well as drafting a response on behalf of the international community.
Brilliant delegates from all over the world gathered virtually to negotiate the improvement of human rights in North Korea and reunification on the Korean Peninsula. In addition, attendees heard speeches from renowned keynote speakers, including the President of PSCORE, Taehoon Kim, Secretary-General of PSCORE, Bada Nam, Corean Reunifiation Academy Lecturer, Professor Chang-Rok Soh, and Hana, a North Korean defector. Hana shared with us her hope to one day see a reunified Korea — “ending decades of human suffering” and “breaking the wall, physically and ideologically, that stands between the North and South.” Though a complex assignment, she believes everyone deserves freedom — to be treated with human dignity.
Once again, we would like to thank everyone who helped make this conference a memorable experience. Please check out our MUNSCR 2021 video on our YouTube channel!
We look forward to welcoming more participants in our upcoming MUNSCR conferences. Learn more about our annual MUN conferences here.
*Original spelling of Korea before its division into North and South Korea