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2009 International Conference on Humanitarian and Development Assistance to DPRK - Current Humanitarian Situation and International Cooperation

The 2009 International Conference on Humanitarian and Development Assistance to DPRK - Current Humanitarian Situation and International Cooperation took place in Seoul from November 24-26 2009.  These page has individual PDF files of each of the 15 papers/power point presentations of the conference in English. There is also a huge PDF file of all the papers in English that might take considerable time to download. A truly gigantic file of all the papers in English AND Korean is available upon request. 

 Opening Address

Myung Jin IN (Co-Standing President, Korean Sharing Movement)

Opening Session:  Humanitarian Situation of DPRK and Current Activities by Organizations
DPRK Food Situation

Situation and Outlook for Food in the DPRK Tae Jin KWON, Senior Research Fellow, Korea Rural Economic Institute

Humanitarian and Development Assistance to DPR Korea (DPRK Health and Medical Situation),  Dr. Nagi SHAFIK , Former WHO Project Manager,

Humanitarian Assistance to the DPRK (European Union), Uwe WISSENBACH, Deputy Head of Mission, EU Delegation of the EC to R.O.K,

Agricultural Technology Dissemination for the Early Stage of Rice-Sowing (Rice Seed Treating, Young Rice Growing at a Vinyl bed and Rice Planting, Wuna REILLY, DPRK Country Rep, American Friends Service Committee,

Role of Universities with the DPRK, C. Jerry Nelson, Professor Emeritus, University of Missouri

A Grain of Rice: The Stepping Stone to Unification (Korean Local Government : Geyonggi Province), Seung Shin LEE, Officer in Charge of South & North Relations, Geyonggi-do

Okedongmu Children in Korea, Yoon Ok HWANG, Secretary General, OKEDONGMU Children in Korea

Session I: Evaluation of Humanitarian and Development Assistance to DPRK:  Achievements, Problems, and Future Tasks

UN Activities in the DPRK: Many Achievements and Some Mistakes (Evaluation of UN Activities), Hazel SMITH, Professor, Cranfield University

The United States Humanitarian Experience in the DPRK, 1996 to 2009 - U.S. NGOs, the U.S. Administration and Congress, (Evaluation of Activities of US Actors), Karin J. LEE, Executive Director, National Committee on North Korea

The History of South Korean Aid to DPRK and its Transition to Development Assistance: Aid to DPRK in the Context of the Inter-Korean Relationship (Evaluation of Activities of ROK Actors), Jong Moo LEE (Director of Center for Peace and Sharing, KSM

Session II: Development Aid Policy and Implications for DPRK : Bilateral Donor's Perspective

Development Aid Policy and Implications for DPRK -- a Bilateral Donor's Perspective (Current Realities and Perspectives of Italy),  Massimo Andrea LEGGERI, Ambassador, Embassy of Italy to R.O.Korea

The Need for Coordination Between Donors and Agencies in the DPRK, Hans HEINSBROEK, Ambassador, Royal Embassy of the Netherlands

South Korea's Official Aid Policy to North Korea: Objectives, Types, and Political Debates,  Hyeong Jung PARK, Senior Research Fellow, KINU

Session III:  Data Gathering and Analysis of Development Aid to DPRK

Availability and Reliability of Statistics on DPRK,  Suk LEE, Senior Research Fellow, Korea Development Institute

South and North Korea's Economic Relations Seen through Statistics, Kang Taeg LIM, Senior Research Fellow

 

Full Conference Report in English (Note: this is a very big PDF which will take considerable time to download)