Amid concerns about the North Korean nuclear threat and the dashed hopes for a breakthrough in U.S.-North Korea negotiations, the health and human rights of arguably the most vulnerable victims of the ongoing humanitarian crisis—North Korean children—have been overlooked. But a new report by the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea (HRNK) is shining a light on the lives of an entire generation of North Korean youth.

On January 31, USIP and HRNK held a discussion of the report’s key takeaways and policy recommendations with the report’s author, W. Courtland Robinson, and other leading experts. By examining the past three decades through a public health and human rights lens, this event served as a call to the international community to stress the importance of human rights and humanitarian aid in North Korea today. 

Continue the conversation with #NKLostGeneration.


W. Courtland Robinson, presenter 
Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health

Roberta Cohen
Co-Chair Emeritus, The Committee for Human Rights in North Korea

Daniel Jasper
Public Education and Advocacy Coordinator for Asia, American Friends Service Committee

Greg Scarlatoiu
Executive Director, The Committee for Human Rights in North Korea

Frank Aum, moderator
Senior Expert, North Korea, U.S. Institute of Peace


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