A Briefing on North Korean Abductions and Enforced Disappearances in Congruence with the WGEID Visit

Families of those taken by North Korea speak out.

For the first time, the combined list of 184 individual communications submitted to the UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances (WGEID) by the families of abductees and supporting NGOs will be released to the international media.

In congruence with the WGEID’s 111th session in Seoul, victim groups will host a joint media briefing on the issues of North Korean abduction and enforced disappearance. Following a speech by the WGEID, representatives of the abductees’ family groups and the Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances will speak and take questions.


· Date: 2:30-4:00pm (Tue), Feb 7, 2017
· Venue: SFCC Lounge, 18F, Korea Press Center
· Admission Fee: KRW 5,000 (for coffee refreshments)

* Simultaneous interpretation (Korean-English) will be provided.