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Petition to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres

The world community cannot simply wait for the Trump administration to engage in dialogue with North Korea. For the Trump administration, current acts of diplomacy are narrowly defined as instituting more sanctions against North Korea and cajoling other countries to cut off diplomatic ties with Pyongyang. Not only have sanctions failed to halt North Korea’s nuclear and missile program, by now targeting sectors not directly linked to them, new sanctions under UNSCR 2375 and 2371, which ban exports such as textiles and seafood, will inflict more economic misery on the North Korean people and make the DPRK ever more isolated and desperate to strengthen its nuclear and missile deterrence.

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Dear Mr. Secretary-General,

We are peace-loving women from over 45 countries, including the United States, Republic of Korea (ROK), Japan, and Guam, and many from nations that fought in the Korean War. We are united by our belief that diplomacy is the only way to resolve the nuclear crisis and threat of war now facing the Korean Peninsula, China, Russia, Japan, and other U.S. allies and territories in the region.

In his first General Assembly address, President Trump threatened, “to totally destroy North Korea,” if the United States or its allies were attacked. As the world’s greatest military power, the United States is the only nation ever to use atomic bombs against a civilian population that annihilated a quarter million people in Nagasaki and Hiroshima. We call on you, as Secretary-General of the United Nations, to counsel in the strongest of terms, the President of the United States and its Ambassador to the UN, that threats to destroy another country are unacceptable and will not be tolerated by the community of nations.

We must work to abolish nuclear weapons worldwide, including in India, Israel, North Korea, Pakistan, and among all Permanent Members of the Security Council. We oppose North Korea’s increased militarization, including testing missiles and nuclear weapons, and threats to retaliate against the United States, its allies, and its territories where significant U.S. military bases are located. However, we understand North Korea’s fears of a U.S. pre-emptive strike. There is still no Peace Treaty ending the Korean War, during which the United States carpet-bombed 85 percent of North Korea. From 1950-53, four million people were killed, including a quarter of the North Korean population.

As the leader of the United Nations, which was established “to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war,” we appeal to you to act swiftly to prevent the Korean Peninsula from becoming ground zero for a global nuclear war. We urge you to:

  1. Immediately dispatch a Special Envoy to de-escalate the Korean conflict to “encourage dialogue, compromise and the peaceful resolution of tensions.” Past Secretaries-General, Kofi Annan and Boutros Boutros-Ghali, initiated peace processes for the Korean Peninsula. Given the well-documented fact of women peacemakers’ significant impact towards reaching peace settlements, a high-level intervention of women mediators is needed now to avert war.
  2. Hold the United States accountable for threatening to wage war against another sovereign country at the United Nations. U.S. and North Korean leaders regularly exchange such threats, but we do not believe such threats to annihilate an entire population of 25 million people should go unchecked, and certainly not in the international forum for peace, cooperation and diplomacy. In his September 19, 2017 UN General Assembly speech, Mr. Trump violated Article 2, Paragraph 4 of the UN Charter: “All Members shall refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state.”
  3. Support a freeze of North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs in exchange for halting U.S.-R.O.K. war drills. In accordance with UN Charter rules, we urge you to respond to North Korea’s security concerns regarding these war drills, the world’s largest, which rehearse surgical strikes on North Korea, “decapitation,” and regime change. According to Article 32 of the UN Charter, “Any Member of the United Nations which is not a member of the Security Council … if it is a party to a dispute under consideration by the Security Council, shall be invited to participate, without vote, in the discussion relating to the dispute.” Yet the DPRK has never been invited to participate in UNSC sessions on sanctions resolutions, and the Permanent Mission of the DPRK to the UN has not received a response to its August 25, 2017 letter where they “strongly request[ed] the Security Council of the United Nations to place the issue of the joint military exercise as its emergent agenda and discuss in the meeting with no further delay.”

U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley recently warned, “If North Korea keeps on with this reckless behavior… North Korea will be destroyed.” North Korea refers to its own history of surviving indiscriminate U.S. bombing during the Korean War and the enduring hostile U.S. policy in justifying its nuclear weapons. North Korea also points to Iraq and Libya as examples of countries that suffered heavily under U.S. military intervention because they did not have a nuclear deterrent or agreed to give it up. With the United States now threatening to abrogate the Iran deal, North Korea has fewer incentives to de-nuclearize.

The world community cannot simply wait for the Trump administration to engage in dialogue with North Korea. For the Trump administration, current acts of diplomacy are narrowly defined as instituting more sanctions against North Korea and cajoling other countries to cut off diplomatic ties with Pyongyang. Not only have sanctions failed to halt North Korea’s nuclear and missile program, by now targeting sectors not directly linked to them, new sanctions under UNSCR 2375 and 2371, which ban exports such as textiles and seafood, will inflict more economic misery on the North Korean people and make the DPRK ever more isolated and desperate to strengthen its nuclear and missile deterrence.

In this dangerous hour, with no Korean peace process and when threats of annihilation are made in the halls of diplomacy, we urge you to act on these three recommendations to de-fuse the crisis and work towards the peaceful conclusion of the Korean War with a peace agreement as promised under the 1953 Armistice Agreement, Article 4, Paragraph 60.

Averting war and a global nuclear disaster rests with your ability to act now.

Sincerely yours,

  1. Abigail Disney, USA, Filmmaker and Philanthropist
  2. Ai-jen Poo, USA, Executive Director, National Domestic Workers Alliance
  3. Aiko Yamashiro, USA, Women’s Voices Women Speak
  4. Aimee Alison, USA, President Democracy in Color
  5. Aiyoung Choi, USA, Steering Committee Member, Women Cross DMZ
  6. Alana Price, USA, Editor of Truthout
  7. Alice Slater, USA, Coordinating Committee Member, World Beyond War
  8. Alice Walker, USA, Author and Activist
  9. Alicia Garza, USA, National Domestic Workers Alliance and Black Lives Matter
  10. Amina Mama, Nigeria/USA, Professor, University of California, Davis
  11. Amira Ali, Ethiopia, Author and Activist
  12. Ana Oliveira, USA, Philanthropist
  13. Anasuya Sengupta, India/USA, Feminist author and activist, co-founder Whose Voices?
  14. Angela Chung, USA, Attorney and Human Rights Activist
  15. Angela Davis, USA, Professor, University of California, Santa Cruz
  16. Angeline Dorzil, France, Student at the University of Paris
  17. Ani DiFranco, USA, Singer, Songwriter, Poet, Multi-instrumentalist & Businesswoman
  18. Anjali Roy, USA, Women’s Voices Women Speak
  19. Annabel Park, USA, Filmmaker
  20. Ann Frisch, USA, Professor Emerita University of Wisconsin Rotary Club of White Bear Lake, 5960
  21. Anne Delaney, USA, Artist and Philanthropist
  22. Anuradha Mittal, USA, Executive Director, Oakland Institute
  23. Ann Patterson, Northern Ireland, Peace People
  24. Ann Wright, USA, Retired US Army Colonel & Diplomat
  25. Anne Beldo, Norway, Lawyer and Partner of Hegg & Co. Law Firm
  26. Anne Wheelock, USA, National Education Policy Center
  27. Annette Groth, Germany, Member of Bundestag
  28. Annie Isabel Fukushima, USA, Professor, University of Utah
  29. Audrey McLaughlin, Canada, Former President, Socialist International Women
  30. Barbara Milliken, USA, Board Member Venice Community Housing
  31. Becky Rafter, USA, Executive Director, Georgia Women’s Action for New Directions (WAND)
  32. Betty Burkes, USA, Cambridge Insight Meditation Center
  33. Betty Reardon, USA, Founding Director of the International Institute on Peace Education
  34. Bridget Burns, Co-Director, Women’s Environment and Development Organization (WEDO)
  35. Brinton Lykes, USA, Professor, Boston College
  36. Caitlin Kee, USA, Attorney, Thomson-Reuters
  37. Carrie Menkel-Meadow, USA, Chancellor’s Professor of Law, University of California Irvine Law School
  38. Catherine Christie, Canada, United Church Canada
  39. Catherine Hoffman, USA, Coordinator, Cambridge Restorative Justice Working Group
  40. Catherine Killough, USA, Ploughshares Fund
  41. Carter McKenzie, USA, Springfield-Eugene Chapter of Showing Up for Racial Justice
  42. Charlotte Wiktorsson, Sweden, Swedish Physicians Against War
  43. Christine Ahn, USA, International Coordinator, Women Cross DMZ
  44. Christine Chai, USA, Asian Women United
  45. Christine Cordero, USA, Center for Story-based Strategy
  46. Chung-Wha Hong, USA, Executive Director, Grassroots International
  47. Cindy Wiesner, USA, Grassroots Global Justice Alliance National Coordinator
  48. Clare Bayard, USA, Catalyst Project
  49. Coleen Baik, USA, Twitter @Design Alumna
  50. Cora Weiss, USA, UN Representative, International Peace Bureau
  51. Corazon Valdez Fabros, Philippines, Co-Vice President, International Peace Bureau
  52. Cynda Collins Arsenault, USA, Philanthropist
  53. Cynthia Enloe, USA, Professor, Clark University
  54. Darakshan Raja, USA, Executive Director, Washington Peace Center
  55. Deann Borshay Liem, USA, Filmmaker
  56. Devra Weber, USA, Professor, University of California
  57. Don Mee Choi, USA, Poet & Translator, International Women’s Network Against Militarism
  58. Dorchen A. Leidholdt, USA, Attorney, Professor, Feminist
  59. Dorothy Ogle, USA, National Council of Churches
  60. Dorothy J. Solinger, USA, Professor Emerita, University of California, Irvine
  61. Ekaterina Zagladina, Russia, Permanent Secretariat, Nobel Peace Summit
  62. Elaine H. Kim, USA, Professor, University of California, Berkeley
  63. Eleana J. Kim, Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of California, Irvine
  64. Eleanor Blomstrom, Co-Director, Women’s Environment and Development Organization (WEDO)
  65. Ellen Carol DuBois, Professor, History and Gender Studies, University of California, Los Angeles
  66. Ellen Friedman, USA, Executive Director, Compton Foundation
  67. Ellen-Rae Cachola, USA, Women’s Voices Women Speak
  68. Elizabeth Colton, USA, Founding President, International Museum of Women
  69. Emilia Castro, Canada, Co-Representative of Intl. Committee, Americas Region, World March of Women
  70. Eunice How, USA, Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, AFL-CIO, Seattle chapter
  71. Eve Ensler, USA, Playwright
  72. Eveline Shen, USA, Executive Director, Forward Together
  73. Ewa Eriksson Fortier, Sweden, Humanitarian Aid Worker
  74. Faye Leone, USA, Writer and Editor, International Institute for Sustainable Development
  75. Fenna ten Berge, Netherlands, Director of Muslims for Progressive Values
  76. Fiona Dove, Netherlands, Executive Director, Transnational Institute
  77. Fragkiska Megaloudi, Greece, Journalist
  78. Frances Kissling, USA, University of Pennsylvania; former President, Catholics for Choice
  79. Francisca de Haan, Netherlands, Professor, Central European University
  80. Gabriela Zapata Alvarez, Mexico, Consultative Group to Assist the Poor
  81. Gay Dillingham, USA, Filmmaker, Former Advisor to Governor Bill Richardson
  82. Gayle Wells, USA, Business owner
  83. Glenda Paige, USA, Secretary, Governing Council, Center for Global Nonkilling
  84. Gloria Steinem, USA, Writer and Activist, Presidential Medal of Freedom Awardee
  85. Grace Cho, USA, Professor, College of Staten Island, City University of New York
  86. Grace Kyungwon Hong, Professor, University of California, Los Angeles
  87. Gwen Kim, USA, Ohana Koa, Nuclear Free and Independent Hawaii
  88. Gwyn Kirk, USA, Women for Genuine Security
  89. Haeyoung Yoon, USA, human rights lawyer
  90. Haeyoung Kim, USA, Graduate Student, University of Chicago
  91. Heather Booth, USA, Organizer, Democracy Partners
  92. Helen Caldicott, Australia, Founding President of Physicians for Social Responsibility
  93. Helen Kim, USA Building Movement Project
  94. Helena Wong, USA, U.S. National Organizer, World March of Women
  95. Hope A. Cristobal, Guam, Former Senator
  96. Hye-Jung Park, USA, Filmmaker, Community Media Activist
  97. Hyaeweol Choi, Australia, Professor, Australian National University
  98. Hyunju Bae, Republic of Korea, Central and Executive Committee, World Council of Churches
  99. Ingeborg Breines, Norway, Co-President, International Peace Bureau; former Director UNESCO
  100. Isabella Sargsyan, Armenia, Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly
  101. Isabelle Geukens, Netherlands, Executive Director, Women Peacemakers Program
  102. Jaana Rehnstrom, Finland, President, KOTA Alliance
  103. Jacqueline Cabasso, USA, Executive Director, Western States Legal Foundation
  104. Jacquelyn Wells, USA, Women Cross DMZ
  105. Jacqui True, Australia, Professor, Monash University
  106. Jane Chung-Do, Professor, University of Hawaii Manoa
  107. Jane Jin Kaisen, Denmark, Artist and Filmmaker
  108. Janis Alton, Canada, Co-Chair, Canadian Voice of Women for Peace
  109. Jasmine Galace, Philippines, The Center for Peace Education, Miriam College
  110. Jean Chung, Republic of Korea/USA, Founder, Action for One Korea
  111. Jennifer Kwon-Dobbs, USA, Professor, St. Olaf College
  112. Ji-yeon Yuh, USA, Associate Professor of History, Northwestern University
  113. Joan Russow, Canada, Global Compliance Project
  114. Joanne Yoon Fukumoto, USA, Trinity United Methodist Church
  115. Jodie Evans, USA, Co-founder, Code Pink
  116. Josephine Kahambu Mutangi, Democratic Republic of Congo, President, Women Department in The Conservationists On Call for Environmental Services
  117. Joy Dunsheath, New Zealand, President, United Nations Association New Zealand
  118. JT Takagi, USA, Filmmaker, Third World Newsreel
  119. Judith LeBlanc, USA, Director, Native Organizers Alliance
  120. Judy Hatcher, USA, Activist
  121. Judy Rebick, Canada, Former President, National Action Committee on the Status of Women
  122. Julie Johnson Staples, USA, Board Member, Peace Action Fund of New York
  123. Julie Young, USA, Board Chair, Korean American Story
  124. Justine Kwachu Kumche, Cameroon, Executive Director, Women in Alternative Action—WAA
  125. Justine Masika, Democratic Republic of Congo, Synergie des Femmes pour les Victimes des Violences Sexuelles
  126. Kate Dewes, New Zealand, Former Member of United Nations Secretary General’s Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters; Co-Director of the Disarmament and Security Centre
  127. Kate Hudson, United Kingdom, General Secretary, Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament
  128. Kathy Crandall Robinson, USA, Women in International Security
  129. Kathy Kelly, USA, Voices for Creative Nonviolence
  130. Kavita Ramdas, USA, MADRE
  131. Khin Ohmar, Burma/Myanmar, Coordinator, Burma Partnership
  132. Kim Ku’ulei Birnie, Hawaii/USA, Women’s Voices, Women Speak
  133. Kim Phuc, Canada/Vietnam, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador
  134. Koohan Paik, USA, Journalist and Activist
  135. Kozue Akibayashi, Japan, Intl. President, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom
  136. Krassimira Daskalova, Bulgaria, Professor, University of Sofia
  137. Krishanti Dharmaraj, USA, Executive Director, Center for Women’s Global Leadership
  138. Kristin Stoneking, USA, Executive Director, Fellowship of Reconciliation
  139. Kyeong-Hee Choi, USA, Professor, University of Chicago
  140. Kyung-Hee Ha, Japan, Assistant Professor, Meiji University
  141. Laura Dawn, USA, filmmaker & Founder, ART NOT WAR
  142. Laura Hein, USA, Professor, Northwestern University
  143. Laura Pollecutt, South Africa, Peace Activist
  144. Laura Shapiro, USA, Designer
  145. Laurie Ross, New Zealand, The Peace Foundation of New Zealand Aotearoa, International Affairs and Disarmament Committee
  146. Laurie Sackler, USA, Mother, Food & Water Activist
  147. Lekkie Hopkins, Australia, Professor, Edith Cowan University
  148. Leymah Gbowee, Liberia, 2011 Nobel Peace Laureate
  149. Linda Burnham, USA, National Domestic Workers Alliance
  150. Lindsey German, United Kingdom, National Convener, Stop the War Coalition
  151. Lisa Natividad, Guam, President, Guahan Coalition for Peace and Justice
  152. Liz Bernstein, Canada, Executive Director, Nobel Women’s Initiative
  153. Liza Maza, Philippines, former Parliamentarian; Gabriella Network
  154. Lourdes Leon Guerrero, Guam, Fuetsan Famalao’an
  155. Luisa Morgantini, Italy, Member, European Parliament
  156. Lydia Alpizar, Mexico, Executive Director, AWID (Association of Women’s Rights in Development)
  157. Madeline Rees, United Kingdom, Secretary General, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom
  158. Madelyn Hoffman, USA, Executive Director, New Jersey Peace Action
  159. Maggie Martin, USA, Iraq Veterans Against the War
  160. Mairead Maguire, Northern Ireland, 1976 Nobel Peace Laureate
  161. Maja Vitas Majstorovic, Serbia, Gender Coordinator, Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict
  162. Marevic Parcon, Philippines, Asia Regional Coordinator, Women’s Global Network for Reproductive Rights
  163. Margaret Gerhardt, USA, Graduate Student, University of Pennsylvania
  164. Margaret Melkonian,USA, Long Island Alliance for Peaceful Alternatives
  165. Margaret McMichael, USA
  166. Margo Okazawa-Rey, USA, Professor Emerita, San Francisco State University
  167. Marie Kennedy, USA, Professor Emerita, University of Massachusetts Boston
  168. Marylia Kelley, USA, Executive Director, Tri-Valley CAREs (Communities Against a Radioactive Environment)
  169. Marilyn Waring, New Zealand, Professor of Public Policy, Auckland University of Technology
  170. Marta Benavides, El Salvador, Siglo XXIII
  171. Mary C. Murphree, USA, Sociologist
  172. Mary Scott, Canada, Institute for International Women’s Rights– Manitoba
  173. Mavic Cabrera-Balleza, Philippines, International Coordinator, Global Network of Women Peacebuilders
  174. May Boeve, USA, 350.org
  175. Maya Schenwar, USA, Truthout Editor
  176. Medea Benjamin, USA, Co-founder, Code Pink
  177. Meenakshi Gopinath, India, Women in Security, Conflict Management and Peace (WISCOMP)
  178. Megan Amundson, USA, Executive Director, Women’s Action for New Direction (WAND)
  179. Megan Burke, USA, Former, Director, International Campaign to Ban Landmines Coalition
  180. Melissa Giovale, USA, Founder and Board Member, Bell Garden Buddhist Center
  181. Meredith Woo, USA, Open Society Foundations
  182. Meri Joyce, Australia, Regional Coordinator, Global Partnership for Prevention of Armed Conflict
  183. Mimi Han, Republic of Korea/USA, International Vice President, YWCA
  184. Mimi Ho, USA, Co-Director, Movement Strategy Center
  185. Mimi Kim, USA, Professor, Cal State University, Long Beach
  186. Mina Watanabe, Japan, Secretary General, Women’s Active Museum on War and Peace
  187. Miranda Cahn, New Zealand, Head of Programme Development and Quality, Save the Children New Zealand
  188. Musimbi Kanyoro, Kenya/USA, Executive Director of Global Fund for Women
  189. Myung Ji Cho, USA, Methodist Minister Korean American National Coordinating Council Ohio
  190. Nada Drobnjak, Montenegro, Member of Parliament
  191. Nada Khader, USA, Executive Director, WESPAC Foundation
  192. Nadia Hallgren, USA, Filmmaker
  193. Namhee Lee, USA, Professor, University of California, Los Angeles
  194. Nan Kim, USA, Professor, University of Wisconsin
  195. Navina Khanna, USA, Director, Heal Food Alliance Oakland
  196. Nancy Ruth, Canada, Senator
  197. Naomi Klein, Canada, Journalist and Activist
  198. Nathalie Margie, USA, Urgent Action Fund
  199. Na-young Ha, USA, Minister, Organizing Director, Hana Center Chicago
  200. Netsai Mushonga, Zimbabwe, Commissioner, Zimbabwe Electoral Commission; African Women     Active Nonviolence Initiative for Social Change
  201. Nighat Said Khan, Pakistan, Executive Chair, DidiBahini
  202. Nina Tsikhistavi-Khutsishvili, Georgia, Board Chair, International Center on Conflict and Negotiation
  203. Noura Erakat, USA, Human Rights Attorney
  204. Nunu Kidane, USA, Board Member, Priority Africa Network
  205. Orysia Sushko, Ukraine, President, World Federation of Ukrainian Women’s Organizations
  206. Ouypourn Khuankaew, Thailand, Founder, International Women’s Partnership for Peace and Justice
  207. Pam McMichael, USA, Director of Highlander Research and Education Center
  208. Pamela Brubaker, USA, Professor Emerita, California Lutheran University
  209. Patricia Guerrero, Colombia, Human Rights Lawyer, League of Displaced Women
  210. Patricia Thane, United Kingdom, Professor, Kings College
  211. Paula Garb, USA, Co-Director, Center for Citizen Peacebuilding, University of California, Irvine
  212. Peggy Kerry, USA
  213. Penny Rosenwasser, USA, Founding Board Member, Jewish Voice for Peace
  214. Phyllis Bennis, USA, Director, New Internationalism Project, Institute for Policy Studies
  215. Radhika Balakrishnan, USA, Professor, Rutgers University
  216. Rebecca Subar, USA, Adjunct Professor, Peace and Conflict Studies, West Chester University
  217. Regina Munoz, Sweden, Peace Activist
  218. Robina Marie Winbush, USA, Minister, Member of World Council of Churches Exec and Central Committee
  219. Rose Othieno, Uganda, Executive Director, Center for Conflict Resolution
  220. Sally Jones, USA, Chair, Peace Action Fund New York State
  221. Saloni Singh, Nepal, Executive Chair, DidiBahini
  222. Samanthi Gunwardana, Australia, Monash University
  223. Sandra Moran, Guatemala, Co-Representative of Intl. Committee, Americas Region, World March of Women
  224. Sarah Lazare, USA, Editor, In These Times
  225. Setsuko Thurlow, Canada, International Educator, Hibakusha/A-Bomb Survivor
  226. Sharon Bhagwan Rolls, Fiji, Executive Producer, FemLINKpacific; Board Chair, Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict
  227. Shirley Douglas, Canada, Actor and Activist
  228. Simone Chun, USA, Journalist and Activist
  229. Sophia Close, Australia, Australia National University, Canberra
  230. Sophie Toupin, Canada, Women Peace and Security Network Canada
  231. Soya Jung, USA, Writer and Activist
  232. Sue Wareham OAM, Australia, Vice-President, Medical Association for Prevention of War
  233. Sung-ok Lee, USA, Assistant General Secretary, United Methodist Women
  234. Susan Cundiff, USA, Oregon Women’s Action for New Directions (WAND)
  235. Susan Smith, USA, Muslim Peace Fellowship
  236. Su Yon Pak, USA, Professor, Union Theological Seminary
  237. Suzuyo Takazato, Japan, Okinawa Women Act Against Military Violence
  238. Suzy Kim, USA, Professor, Rutgers University
  239. Taina Bien-Aime, USA, Executive Director, International Coalition Against Trafficking in Women
  240. Tani Barlow, USA, Professor, Rice University
  241. Tanya Selvaratnam, USA, Senior Producer, Art Not War
  242. Terrilee Kekoolani, Ko Pae’Aina Hawai’i, Kanaka Maoli
  243. Terry Greenblatt, Israel/USA, The Ploughshares Fund
  244. Tracy Lai, USA, National Secretary, Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance
  245. Una Kim, USA, Researcher
  246. Unzu Lee, USA, Presbyterian Minister, Women for Genuine Security
  247. Valerie Plame, USA, Former Covert CIA Operations Officer
  248. Vana Kim, USA, Spiritual Teacher
  249. Visaka Dharmadasa, Sri Lanka, Founder, Association of War Affected Women
  250. Wei Zhang, USA, Folk Art Researcher
  251. Wendi Deetz, USA, Global Fund for Women
  252. Winnie Wang, USA, Center for Global Nonkilling
  253. Wonhee Anne Joh, USA, Professor of Theology, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
  254. Yayoi Tsuchida, Japan, General Secretary, Japan Council Against Atomic and Hydrogen Bombs
  255. Yifat Susskind, USA, Executive Director, MADRE
  256. Yoonkyung Lee, Canada, Professor, University of Toronto
  257. Youngju Ryu, USA, Professor, University of Michigan

(List in formation & Note: Organizations/Affiliations Listed Only for Identification Purposes )

 

International Women’s Organizations

Center for Women’s Global Leadership, Rutgers University

Church Women United

CODE PINK

Global Fund for Women

Global Women’s March

International Women’s Network Against Militarism

MADRE

Urgent Action Fund

Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, UK Section

 

South Korean Women’s and Peace Organizations

  1. Women Making Peace (평화여성회)
  2. Korea Women’s Association United (한국여성단체연합/7개 지부, 30개 회원단체)
  3. Korean Association of Women Theologians (한국여신학자협의회)
  4. The Council of Churches in Korea, Women’s Committee (한국기독교교회협의회 여성위원회)
  5. The Association of Major Superiors of Women Religious in Korea (한국천주교여자수도회 장상연합회)
  6. The Righteous People for Korean Unification (새로운 백년을 여는 통일의병)
  7. The Gongju Women Human Rights Center (공주 여성인권)
  8. The World Council of Churches (세계교회협의회)
  9. The Christian Network for Peace and Unification (평화와통일을위한기독인연대)
  10. beyondit (너머서)
  11. Okedongmu Children in Korea (어린이 어깨동무)
  12. Women History Forum (여성역사포럼)
  13. Peace Mother (평화어머니회)
  14. Kyunggi Women’s Association United (경기여성연합)
  15. Kyunggi Goyang-Paju Women Link (경기 고양파주 민우회)
  16. Kyunggi Women’s Network (경기여성네트워크)
  17. The Korean Council for the Women Drafted for Military Sexual Slavery by Japan (한국정신대문제대책협의회)
  18. Korea Women’s Political Solidarity (여세연)
  19. Korean Sharing Movement (우리민족서로돕기운동)
  20. People’s Solidarity for Participatory Democracy (참여연대)
  21. Iftopia (문화세상 이프토피아)
  22. Ewha Women’s Alumni Meeting for Democracy (이화민주동우회)
  23. Kyunggi Jinbo Women United (경기여성자주연대)
  24. Kyunggi Council of Women (경기여성단체협의회)
  25. Chungchung-namdo Education Center for Equality (충청남도 성평등교육문화센타)
  26. 21st Century Seoul Women’s Union (21세기 서울여성회)
  27. Common Nourishing and Education (공동육아와 공동체 교육)
  28. Ecumenical Youth Network (에큐메니칼 청년 네트워크)
  29. Women Ministers Association of Presbyterian Churches Korea (대한예수교장로회 전국여교역자연합회)
  30. Women Ministers’ Association of Presbyterian Church in the Republic of Korea (한국기독교장로회여교역자협의회)
  31. Korea Association Methodist Women in Ministry (기독교대한감리회 여교역자회)
  32. Korea Methodist Women’s Leadership Institute (감리교여성지도력개발원)
  33. Korea Church Women United (한국교회여성연합회)
  34. Duraebang (두레방)
  35. Sunlit Sisters’ Center (햇살사회복지회)
  36. United for Women’s Rights Against US Military Bases’ Crime (기지촌여성인권연대)
  37. United Voice for the Eradication of Prostitution: Hansori (성매매근절을위한 한소리회)

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Petition to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres

The world community cannot simply wait for the Trump administration to engage in dialogue with North Korea. For the Trump administration, current acts of diplomacy are narrowly defined as instituting more sanctions against North Korea and cajoling other countries to cut off diplomatic ties with Pyongyang. Not only have sanctions failed to halt North Korea’s nuclear and missile program, by now targeting sectors not directly linked to them, new sanctions under UNSCR 2375 and 2371, which ban exports such as textiles and seafood, will inflict more economic misery on the North Korean people and make the DPRK ever more isolated and desperate to strengthen its nuclear and missile deterrence.

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