International Conference Calls for Peace on Korean Peninsula

August 19, 2003

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the truce of the Korean War, lawyers, civic activists, representatives of democratic organizations in the world gathered in Pyongyang to hold an international conference on peace on the Korean Peninsula, which appealed for the prevention of another war and ensure a durable peace in the Korean Peninsula.

The conference discussed the issues arising in removing the dangerous war crisis in the Korean Peninsula caused by the U.S. imperialists war provocation moves to stifle the DPRK by force....

Present there were President of the International Association of Democratic Lawyers Jitendra Sharma, Secretary General of the Afro-Asian Peoples Solidarity Organization Nouri Abdel Razzak Hussein, President of the World Federation of Democratic Youth Miguel Madeira, President of the Women's International Democratic Federation Marcia de Campos Pereira, Honorary Chairman of the International Liaison Committee for Reunification and Peace in Korea Paulette Pierson, and other delegations and delegates, foreign diplomats and correspondents.

Also present there were Yang Hyong Sop, vice-president of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme Peoples Assembly; Mun Jae Chol, acting chairman of the Korean Committee for Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries who is chairman of the Korean Committee for Solidarity with the Worlds People, a delegation of the Korean Committee for Solidarity with the Worlds People, a delegation of the Korean Democratic Lawyers Association, a delegation of the Korean National Peace Committee, a delegation of the Korean Afro-Asia Solidarity Committee and other officials....

Winding up the three-day discussion, the International Conference for Peace on the Korean Peninsula adopted a resolution on July 25.

The resolution warns that if another war breaks out in the Korean Peninsula, it will inevitably develop into an unheard-of nuclear holocaust and catastrophically affect peace and security on the Korean Peninsula and in the rest of the world.

Emphasizing the necessity to draw special attention of the international community to the situation in the Korean Peninsula, the resolution expresses the firm determination of the participants in the conference to make every possible effort to prevent another war and ensure a durable peace on the Korean Peninsula.

The resolution said that it will launch more dynamic activities throughout the world to urge the United States to withdraw its high-handed and arbitrary hostile policy towards the DPRK and seek a peaceful solution of the Korean issue. Participants were determined to continue to conduct energetic activities to expose to the world community the heinous crimes committed by the U.S. against the Korean people and urge the U.S. to make a full apology to and compensation for them.

It decided to launch protests in different parts of the world to bring to light the illegality of the U.S. occupation of South Korea and demand an immediate withdrawal of U.S. troops from the South.

We will render strong support the Korean people fighting for the cause of safeguarding peace on the Korean Peninsula and reunifying the country in an independent way, the resolution added.

(The above article is based on a report from the meeting)