Our History

2018

Jun - Jul

Co-hosted a lecture on “Human Rights in North Korea" and “Peace in Korean Peninsula” with the GSIS Student Union of the Korea University

May

Hosted a movie screening (The Avengers) for defected North Korean children

Apr

Held a lecture event on North Korean Human Rights in University of Amsterdam, Rotterdam School of Management

Mar

Participated in the United Nations Human Rights Council to hold North Korean Human Right campaigns

Jan

Published a report about North Korean child labor, “Unending Toil: Child Labor within North Korea”

2017

May - Nov

Held street campaigns about North Korean human rights in subway stations, Migrant World Film Festival and Gwanghwamun Square

Oct

Hosted a lecture event with visiting professors from Australia and New Zealand

Aug

Published “Age of Kim Jong Un: North Korea’s Recent Security Threat”

Jul

Held a lecture for foreigners on North Korean human rights in Seoul Citizen Center and Korea University

Jul

Hosted a cultural activity such as movie screening and summer camps for the defected North Korean children

Mar

Hosted North Korean Human Rights lecture in London, King’s College

Mar

Participated in the UN Human Rights Committee to hold North Korean Human Right campaigns

2016

May - Nov

Held street campaigns about North Korean human rights issues in main areas and subway stations around Seoul.

Mar 21-25

Lecture at University of Groningen (Netherlands), IGFM (Germany) and University of Le Havre (France)

Mar 11-20

Participated in the UN Human Rights Council and held North Korean Human Rights campaigns

Mar 7-10

Lecture at Dolphin School, Royal Holloway, King's College and Brunel University in UK

2015

Dec

Published collections of North Korean defectors' testimonies in PSCORE's newest book, 'The Faceless Ones'

Nov

Published international human rights report 'Transnational Abuse & Exploitation'

Oct 18

Founder Young-il Kim gave a speech at TEDxAPU Japan event

Oct 2-5

Conducted campaigns on North Korean human rights issues at Busan Film Festival

Sep 30

Hosted a lecture event with visiting school teachers from Australia and New Zealand

Aug 22

Held charity concert ‘Rock Out Concert’ to raise funds to support North Korean refugee students

Jul 31

Gave a speech on North Korean human rights with a North Korean defector & international students in Itaewon

May - Nov

Held 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)

Mar 11-25

Lecture at Eton, Radly and Bedales College in UK

Mar 11-25

Participated in the UN Human Rights Council

2014

Held five charity ‘Rock Out Concert’ to raise funds to support North Korean refugee students

Dec 12

Organized a North Korean Human Rights Poetry Contest

Nov 21

Held a screening of 'Journey to Freedom', an awareness event about PSCORE's rescue missions in China

Oct 03

Ran a North Korean Human Rights Street Campaign at the Busan Film Festival

Aug 01

Organized a support event to rescue North Koreans refugees with the British Ambassador

May 28

Relocated our office to Gangseo-gu, Seoul

Mar 20-27

Held 'London North Korean Human Rights Lecture Tour' at different universities in London, UK such as Oxford University, Eton, and Radley Colleges

Mar 13-20

Participated in the UN Human Rights Council and held North Korean Human Rights campaigns

Jan 21

Lecture at Dulwich College in London, UK

2013

Organized street campaigns every month at subway stations, airport, train stations, and main streets in Seoul

Oct 28 - Nov 06

Attended UN meetings in New York and gave a lecture at Columbia University

Oct 10

Published the North Korean Human Rights report

Oct 03-06

Held a North Korean Human Rights campaign as well as a cultural activity night for North Korean students at Busan Film Festival

Sep 22

Hosted the benefit performance by Foreign Language High School Orchestra Union for PSCORE

Sep 16

Submitted the North Korean Human Rights report to the UN Universal Periodic Review (UPR)

Sep 01

Produced a North Korean Human Rights album called 'Music for Freedom'

Apr 30

Held a seminar about 'Demand Analysis and Policy Suggestion for North Korean Students Customized Education Support'

Mar 07-13

Participated in the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva

Mar 06

Published the 2013 edition of North Korean Human Rights casebook "Only the Freedom to Breathe"

Mar 02

Held a concluding symposium for the ‘North Korea Youth Education Mentoring Program’

2012

Dec 15

Rock Culture Festival Charity Concert

Nov 03-04

Global English Camp for North Korean defectors to learn conversation in English

Oct 04-06

Launched a North Korean Human Rights Campaign for the Busan Film Festival

Sep 10-14

Participated in the Geneva UN Commission on Human Rights’ International Campaign

Aug - Mar

Launched ‘North Korea Youth Education Mentoring Program’

Aug 09 - Oct 13

Held the 4th Annual Essay Contest, “Let’s Talk About Unification,” and Awards Ceremony

Apr 25

Participated in North Korea Freedom Week International Workshop; discussing the issue of North Korean human rights with the United Nations and the international community

Apr 17-30

Hosted lecture events about reunification

Mar

Held campaigns against the broadcast limitation of North Korea

Jan 25-31

Participated in the Myanmar human rights activists program held by the United States National Democratic Institute (NDI)

2011

Jun 04

Registered as an official NGO affiliated with the Ministry of Unification (Ministry of Unification Room 109)

Apr 27

Hosted “A Desirable Direction for North Korean Human Rights Law” Seminar

Apr 12

Held a speech event with Australian and New Zealand teachers from the Asia Education Foundation

2010

Dec 10

Held “What Made Them Change? – Korean Wave in North Korea” Seminar

Sep 06 - Nov 21

Held the annual PSCORE Youtube Video Contest about Democracy and Human Rights in North Korea

Aug 16

Hosted the 3rd Annual Essay Contest “Let’s Talk About Reunification”

Jun 25-27

Organized the Global English Camp

May 24

Had an opening speech in the press conference of the sinking of South Korean warship ‘Cheonan’

May 20

Hosted ‘North/South Korean Student Forum on Reunification’

Apr 30

Hosted North Korea Freedom Week Seminar

Apr 22

Hosted Information Session for opportunity of scholarships to study abroad in Germany

Apr 21

Directed a program providing education about unification to students at Ganggyong High School

Feb 26

Recognized by the Ministry of Unification as a non-profit organization (Ministry of Unification, #259)

Jan 29-30

Held a PSCORE Leadership Training Session

Jan 19

Participated in Round Table Discussion on North Korean Rights Issues (co-host: ELTF Australia)

2009

Nov 27

Hosted International Student Conference on North Korean Human Rights (co-hosts: Legislative Forum on Human Rights, Hanns Seidel Foundation, Korean Leaders Academy)

Oct 19 - Dec 20

Held the first Annual PSCORE Youtube Video Contest about Democracy and Human Rights in North Korea

Aug 19

Hosted a ceremony to celebrate the joint pledge of PSCORE and the Seodaemun Police Department to support education for North Korean defectors

Jun 26-28

Hosted Global English Camp (co-host: Hanns Seidel Foundation)

Apr 30

Held ‘Crossing Over’ Seminar (co-host: George Town University)

Apr 20 - Aug 20

Held the Annual Essay Contest, “Let’s Talk About Unification,” and Poem Contest

Apr 20

Hosted ‘Regime Change in North Korea and Human Rights Issues’ Seminar (co-host: Legislative Forum on Human Rights)

Mar 24

Held the 0.001 Campaign

Feb 20-21

Held a PSCORE Leadership Training Session

Jan 14

Participated in Round table discussion on North Korean issues (co-host: ELTF Australia)

2008

Dec 14

Participated in training program ‘Political Education of a United Germany’

Jul 31

Chosen by the U.S. State Department as a Human Rights Democracy Fun beneficiary

Jul 31

Held the first Annual Essay Contest, “Let’s Talk About Unification,” and Award Ceremony

Apr 26

Participated in the U.S. ‘North Korea Freedom Week’

Mar 29

Participated in the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) as a Delegate

2007

Oct 25

Co-hosted Unification Culture Expo

Aug 23

Co-hosted Future History Camp

Jul 01

Started education program for young North Korean defectors

Jun 08

Hosted PSCORE Seminar at the University of Seoul

May 26

Co-hosted College Students’ Walk for North Korean Human Rights

May 25

Co-hosted Yeollin Uri Party and Grand National Party Round-Table Discussion on North Korean Human Rights

May 24

Co-hosted Press conference for College Students Walk for North Korean Rights

Apr 10

Co-hosted Founding Ceremony for the Committee for the Democratization of North Korea

Feb 08

Participated in ‘Protection of North Korean Immigrants and Reform of Laws Regarding Their Settlement in South Korea’ Seminar

2006

Dec 20

Co-hosted Memorial Workshop for the International Students Conference on North Korean Human Rights

Nov 10

Held first PSCORE Seminar

Oct 05

Launched the PSCORE website

Jul 09

Discussed and officially established PSCORE