ACTION ALERT: 70 Years Is Enough. Let’s End the Korean War

August 25th, 2020 - by Korea Peace Appeal Petition

Be an International Partner of the Korea Peace Campaign

End the Korean War

(August 15, 2020) — ‘Korea Peace Appeal: Peace Campaign to End the Korean War’ is an international campaign that seeks to amplify voices calling for an end to the Korean War and a transition from armistice to peace beyond the Korean Peninsula and throughout the world. 

The Campaign aims to end the Korean War and achieve peace on the Korean Peninsula by collecting 100 million signatures and organizing endorsements of the ‘Korea Peace Appeal’ beginning in 2020, the 70th anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean War, and continuing through 2023, the 70th anniversary of the armistice agreement. 

Please join as an international partner organization! An international partner organization is expected to widely circulate ‘Korea Peace Appeal’ signature campaign among your networks and put a banner on your website. Submit the information here and we will contact you soon!

It Is Time to End the Korean War

Korea Peace Appeal

  • End the Korean War and establish a peace agreement
  • Create a Korean Peninsula and a world free from nuclear weapons and nuclear threat
  • Resolve the conflict with dialogue and cooperation instead of sanctions and pressure
  • Break from the vicious cycle of the arms race and invest in human security and environmental sustainability

Soon after achieving liberation from Japanese colonial rule, the Korean Peninsula was divided into North and South as an effect of the Cold War and experienced the tragedy of the Korean War. The Korean War left millions of casualties, countless separated families and has not formally ended since the signing of the Armistice Agreement in 1953. Decades of political and military confrontation and hostile relations from the Cold War have led Koreans, both on the Korean Peninsula and in the Korean diaspora worldwide, to endure an interminable period of pain. It is time to end this pain.

We must not go back to the days dominated by hostility and anxiety.

In 1991, after the global Cold War ended, the Republic of Korea (South Korea) and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) agreed upon mutual respect and non-aggression. In 2000, the two Koreas held their first summit which opened an era of comprehensive exchange and cooperation. In 2018, the first-ever DPRK-US summit took place along with three inter-Korean summits. Since the war has not officially ended, however, a vicious cycle in which trust easily turns into distrust leading to rising tensions has repeated over and over again for the last 30 years.

History has proven that hostile policies aimed at discrediting and forcing one side to yield have failed to resolve the conflict on the Korean Peninsula, instead only aggravating it. The Korean Peninsula under the unstable armistice system has suffered from threats of nuclear war and has fueled a global arms race and nuclear proliferation. Without a formal end to the Korean War, the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula will not be achieved. We call upon the governments involved to take sincere and responsible action:

End the Korean War Now 

Let’s change the Korean Peninsula from a symbol of confrontation and conflict into a birthplace of peace and coexistence together with peace-loving people around the world.

We imagine a future where the people of the Korean Peninsula, East Asia and the world cooperate and coexist peacefully. We hope our resources will be used for people’s safety and happiness, for environmental sustainability and a society without discrimination instead of preparing for war. Now, let’s end the Korean War now with our own hands and let’s make a future that could not be achieved for the last 70 years. Let’s shout out loudly together so that our desperate wish for peace reverberates around the world.

+ Collected signatures will be delivered to the UN and to the governments of the countries involved in the Korean War including the Republic of Korea, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, the United States, and the People’s Republic of China.

Sign the Korea Peace Appeal Now!

Solidarity Messages from All Over the World 

 “Keep peaceful and friendship among the nations. Stop the war in the Korean Peninsula. Never again violation. I support the reunification.” — Bedjo Untung (Indonesia)
 •  “Let’s make a lasting peace now” — Sunna Mortensen (Denmark)

 “I wish peace in all parts of Korea. One Korea” — Noorhan (Egypt)

And many more! Will you be the next person to end the Korean War?

We will soon share the Korea Peace Appeal in various languages: Français, Español, Deutsche, русский, عربى. — Peace Campaign to End the Korean War