About KSM

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Korean Sharing Movement (KSM)

Korean Sharing Movement (KSM) was founded on June 21st, 1996 when severe food shortages in the DPRK became known to the global community and the North Korean government appealed to the outside world for assistance. KSM began as a national movement which was founded with participation from six major religious orders, including Roman Catholic, Protestant, and Buddhist organizations, along with several major civic groups in South Korea.
From its early role of providing disaster relief aid, KSM expanded its mission to structurally improving the DPRK’s humanitarian situation by focusing on development projects in the fields of agriculture and public health, etc. In addition to providing humanitarian assistance, we also promote inter-Korean exchanges and cooperative projects to enhance mutual understanding between the two Koreas.
Through those activities, KSM strives to rise above animosity and conflict, and establish peace and reconciliation in the Korean Peninsula.

Vision

A just and healthy ‘Korean Peninsula Peace Community’ built by citizen power

Mission

We work to realize the aims of humanitarianism and establish peace on the Korean Peninsula through reconciliation and cooperation.

Strategic Focus

  • Promoting co-development of the Korean people and expanding exchanges and cooperation to remove the disparity between the two Koreas
  • Resolving the conflict on the Korean Peninsula and promoting a culture of peace in our society
  • Strengthening solidarity with both domestic and international partners and building a firm foundation for our work

Brief History

  • June 21, 1996 Establishment of the Korean Sharing Movement
  • July 1996 Initiated a nationwide fund-raising campaign to help the North Korean people
  • June 1998 Hosted a “Corn Porridge Dinner for the North Korean people” with distinguished figures from many sectors of society
  • February 1999 Registered as the exclusive gateway for South Korean aid to North Korea
  • May 2001 Appointed as an official organization for supporting North Korea by the Ministry of Unification
  • November 26, 2003 Establishment of the Center for Peace and Sharing
  • Feb. 2004 ~ Jan. 2006 Served as the President Organization for the Korea NGO Council for Cooperation with North Korea (KNCCK)
  • May 2005 Organized “The 4th International NGO Conference on Assistance to the DPRK” in Beijing
  • July 31, 2007 Granted Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (UNECOSOC)
  • Feb. 2012 ~ Jan. 2013 Served as the President Organization for the Korea NGO Council for Cooperation with North Korea (KNCCK)
  • June 21, 2016 The 20th Anniversary of the establishment of KSM

Organizational Structure

Contact Information

  • Address: 46, Mapodaero 4 Na-gil, Mapo-Gu, Seoul, R.O.Korea (04176)
  • Tel: ++82-2-734-7070
  • Fax: ++82-2-734-8770
  • E-mail: ksmseoul@ksm.or.kr