The National Campaign to End the Korean War aims to achieve permanent peace on the Korean peninsula through an official end to the unresolved Korean War by replacing the outdated Armistice Agreement with a peace treaty/agreement, and to promote a more humane and just U.S. policy toward Korea, including the establishment of normalized relations with North Korea (DPRK) and greater respect for the rights of the Korean people to self-determination, peace, human security, and development.
We believe that a new approach towards the Korean peninsula – one that promotes peace, dialogue and reconciliation and reduces the dangers of conflict between North Korea and the U.S. is truly possible.One step in that process is to have a peace treaty to finally end the Korean War - still unended after 60 years.
The threat of war and instability in Northeast Asia remains as long as both Koreas and the U.S. maintain their high levels of troops, weapons and bases, with accompanying environmental damage and civilian impact.
The US and both Koreas have spent billions on bases, soldiers and war games in Korea - funds that could be spent on getting people jobs, homes, food and schools.
If we want to see changes within North Korea, we have to remove the barriers to their interacting with the rest of the world. The main barrier to this so far has been a hostile US policy, contrary to media reports.
Koreans in both North and South want peace and reconciliation, and since 2000, when their leaders met for the first time, have initiated numerous joint cultural, sports and economic activities. Ten million Korean families have been separated by the division and the war – for over 6 decades. A peace treaty would be a first step to true reconciliation on the peninsula.