The National Committee on North Korea (NCNK) supports and facilitates principled engagement between the U.S. and North Korea in order to promote peace and security on the Korean Peninsula and to improve the lives of the North Korean people.
NCNK is a non-governmental, non-partisan organization whose membership reflects a broad range of perspectives and subject-matter expertise related to North Korea. NCNK serves to share information among its members, advance their work, and provide the broader public with substantive and balanced information about North Korea. NCNK was founded in 2004 by Mercy Corps, a global aid and development organization.
Membership in the National Committee on North Korea is open to those who have a record of consistent principled engagement with North Korea or on issues related to North Korea; who accept the principles of the mission statement; and who are willing to share information and be collaborative. Members must have no direct employment with either the U.S. government, a foreign government, or an international organization composed of member states, and must be citizens of the United States. Prospective NCNK Members must first be nominated by a current Member; NCNK's Membership Committee meets annually to review and approve nominations.