Son of NK Kidnap Victim Seeks UN’s Help

June 10, 2010: “I hope my application serves as an opportunity to draw international attention to North Korea’s kidnap victims. By filing the application, I want to know if my father is alive.”

So said Hwang In-chul, 43, the founder and head of an association of South Korean families whose relatives were abducted by North Korea via a Korean Air flight in 1969. He submitted an application Wednesday to investigate the disappearance of his father, Hwang Won, with the Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances under the U.N. Human Rights Council. Continue reading at The Dong-A Ilbo.


Correspondence Between President Park Chung-hee & UN Secretary General U. Thant

PDF with President Park’s letter in its original Korean.

March 9, 1970: Official English translation of President Park Chung-hee‘s letter to UN Secretary General U. Thant whose reply is included below.


On behalf of the Government and people of the Republic of Korea, I have the honour to extend to you my warmest greetings and to reaffirm the cordial relationship that has been existing between the United Nations and the Republic of Korea. Continue reading “Correspondence Between President Park Chung-hee & UN Secretary General U. Thant”