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The July 4 Joint Declaration

Sunday, 5 July 2020, 7:22 am | NZ DPRK Society

This year marks the 48 th anniversary of the Joint Declaration signed by senior officials of the two Koreas on 4th July 1972. The DPRK has commemorated this agreement by noting that ‘The July 4th Joint Statement clarified three principles of independence, ... More >>

Open Letter Requesting Re-activation Of Diplomatic Relations With The DPRK

Wednesday, 24 June 2020, 1:22 pm | NZ DPRK Society

Dear Mr. Seed, We are approaching the formation of a new Government in New Zealand following the September General Election. We are aware that at this time all Ministries are preparing advice/briefing papers for the new Government. This letter is to request ... More >>

NZ NGO Provides PPE Gear To North Korea

Thursday, 4 June 2020, 5:01 pm | NZ DPRK Society

PPE gear being unloaded for delivery to Quarantine Services The DPRK Red Cross Society has used funding from the NZ DPRK Society to purchase 87 sets of personal protective equipment (PPE) for supply to North Korea’s Quarantine Services. North Korea was ... More >>

Donation To North Korea For COVID-19 Testing

Friday, 20 March 2020, 9:52 am | NZ DPRK Society

Trustees of the Donald Borrie Memorial Scholarship Fund announce that they have provided US$2,000 to the Red Cross of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK or North Korea) for purchase of COVID-19 testing kits and related medical needs. ... More >>

Call for Jacinda Ardern to help break Korea impasse

Tuesday, 28 May 2019, 2:20 pm | NZ DPRK Society

Negotiations between the US and North Korea have ground to a halt, and with it the détente between the two Koreas, but New Zealand, and its Prime Minister, could contribute to removing blockages and reinvigorating the peace process. More >>

President Moon’s visit – a lost opportunity

Thursday, 6 December 2018, 5:33 pm | NZ DPRK Society

Whilst we welcome President Moon Jae-in’s recent visit to New Zealand we are disappointed that the Government has failed to make full use of the opportunity to promote peace on the Korean peninsula and between the United States and the DPRK (North Korea). More >>

Open Letter to Prime Minister of NZ: visit of President Moon

Thursday, 22 November 2018, 5:20 pm | NZ DPRK Society

Your announcement that President Moon is to visit New Zealand early December is a most welcome one. That President Moon has chosen to come to New Zealand is of significance. It is also a plea for help. More >>

Celebrating 4th October Korean Summit

Wednesday, 3 October 2018, 11:04 am | NZ DPRK Society

Eleven years ago hopes for peace on the Korean Peninsula were at an all time high. After their 4th October 2007 summit meeting, Chairman Kim Jong Il and President Roh Moo-hyun jointly signed a Declaration on the Advancement of South-North Korean Relations, ... More >>

Kiwi Notches up Another First in North Korea

Wednesday, 22 August 2018, 2:48 pm | NZ DPRK Society

New Zealander Roger Shepherd is this week guiding a small group of Norwegians and Australians on a pioneering camping trek in the mountains of North Korea. More >>

Letter to Ambassadors re Fourth Korea Summit

Monday, 28 May 2018, 10:19 am | NZ DPRK Society

Given the confusion and conflicting messages coming forth from the President Donald Trump administration, the NZ DPRK Society applauds the commitment of Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un and President Moon Jae-in to the Panmunjom Declaration which “affirmed ... More >>

New Book by Roger Shepherd Scheduled for Publication

Tuesday, 8 May 2018, 10:16 am | NZ DPRK Society

Roger first walked the 687 km of the South Korean mountain spine (the Baekdu Daegan) in 2006 and 2007. Since 2011 he has been visiting the DPRK and exploring the North Korean Baekdu Daegan. During these trips he has climbed at least 50 peaks and photographed ... More >>

Kim - Trump Talks

Monday, 12 March 2018, 10:16 pm | NZ DPRK Society

The NZ-DPRK Society welcomes the news that President Donald Trump has accepted the proposal from Chairman Kim Jong-un for direct personal talks. More >>

A Korean Summit - the right move at the right time

Monday, 12 February 2018, 12:11 pm | NZ DPRK Society

In December it was reported that the “ America is drawing up plans for a “bloody nose” military attack on North Korea to stop its nuclear weapons programme.” More >>

The Vancouver Summit on North Korea

Monday, 22 January 2018, 5:17 pm | NZ DPRK Society

The Vancouver Summit on North Korea - A Personal Perspective NZ DPRK Society secretary Peter Wilson reflects the day after in Vancouver January 17th 2018 More >>

North Korea as a Threat – the Numbers

Friday, 29 December 2017, 10:55 am | NZ DPRK Society

North Korea is “the greatest immediate threat to the United States” White House National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster. More >>

What is Behind Kim Jong-un’s Equilibrium Statement?

Monday, 18 September 2017, 10:08 am | NZ DPRK Society

North Korea's "final goal is to establish the equilibrium of real force with the U.S. and make the U.S. rulers dare not talk about military option[s]," said Kim Jong-un last week. More >>

Missiles are Acceptable Everywhere – Except North Korea

Wednesday, 5 July 2017, 4:15 pm | NZ DPRK Society

NZ Foreign Affairs Minister Brownlee promptly fires off an indignant press release stating that North Korean missile tests are unacceptable. More >>

Update on NZ Civil Society Activities in DPRK

Tuesday, 25 April 2017, 12:04 pm | NZ DPRK Society

Despite a freezing of diplomatic relations and militaristic official statements from the NZ government which exacerbate rather than pour oil on troubled waters, relations between New Zealand and the DPRK continue to be active at civil society ... More >>

Trump White House Assures Business as Usual

Monday, 23 January 2017, 11:13 am | NZ DPRK Society

Relax, Lockheed Martin, your $6 billion of annual profits from military hardware sales are safe. More >>

Correction Petition to UN Secretary general Ban Ki Moon

Tuesday, 27 September 2016, 11:41 am | NZ DPRK Society

September 27, 2016 — As the end of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon’s term approaches, global women peacemakers urge him to leave a legacy of peace for the Korean Peninsula by using his power to initiate a peace process to replace the 63-year old Armistice ... More >>