PSCORE stands for ‘People for Successful COrean REunification’. We are a non-profit NGO based in Seoul, South Korea. We address potential barriers to reunification and assist North Korean refugees in adapting to daily life in South Korea. Our organisation was founded in 2006 by Young-Il Kim, a former North Korean soldier who escaped the country with his family and successfully defected to the South.
Prior to the division of North and South Korea, the original spelling of Korea contained the letter ‘C’ but was later replaced with the letter ‘K’. PSCORE adopted the original spelling, ‘Corea’, to further emphasis its goal of a reunified peninsula.
People for Successful COrean REunification
Who are we?
PSCORE works toward the reunification of the Korean Peninsula through public exposure and programs, such as Mentoring, Education, and Human Rights and Democracy. Since its founding in 2006, PSCORE has been an active and outspoken advocate for the promotion of human rights in North Korea. PSCORE is the only NGO that focuses exclusively on North Korean human rights. Since 2012, it has held special consultative status with the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). PSCORE also provides emergency aid to North Korean refugees in China through discrete and secure channels. All programs are designed to support and raise awareness about human rights violations in North Korea.
Connect with South Korean nationals and the international community to foster global cooperation and understanding.
Participate in the democratic processes and lobby for social and political reform in North Korea.
Enhance North Korean refugees’ ability to become self-sufficient and contribute to the reunification process.
Build information networks to educate the international community about human rights abuses in North Korea.
Achieve leadership roles in the public and private sectors as contributing global citizens.
PSCORE’s ultimate mission is to advocate for human rights in order to ensure the successful, secure, and sustainable reunification of the Korean Peninsula through inter-lateral cooperation and well-structured policies. We aim to empower North Korean refugees through our education programs and provide the necessary tools for them to become self-sufficient in their new societies.
Staff from all over the world
Our staff is comprised of both South and North Korean nationals, interns, and volunteers from countries around the world. We provide an open platform to discuss human rights in North Korea and suggest alternatives to North-South relations. We arrange educational programs for North Korean refugees to facilitate their transition to life in South Korea and increase their English proficiency skills.
We love meeting new interns and volunteers who bring knowledge and inspiration for us to continue our important work. Do you want to be part of our organization? Don’t hesitate to apply for our internship or volunteer program.