North Korean Policy on Disabled People – a talk with DPRK govt officials

As part of the tour by the DPRK Youth Para-ensemble there is an opportunity to discuss disability issues in North Korea with some government officials:

A Talk with North Korea’s Government Officials

North Korean Policy on Disabled People
Place: Nuffield College, Large Lecture Room
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:50 PM, 21 February, 2015

Due to limited space, please RVSP to by 13th of February.

On 20th February 2014, the North Korean Young Artists Para-Ensemble, composed of 15 disabled youths from North Korea, is visiting the University of Oxford as part of a Europe tour which includes the United Kingdom, France and Belgium.

Along with them are visiting two senior officials of the KFPD, Korea Federation for the Protection of the Disabled (North Korea), to seek advice and share information about disability policy in North Korea. For this purpose, we have organized a talk where academics and students can share ideas with two North Korean Party Officials — Secretary-general Mrs. Lee Boon-hee and Vice-Chairman Kim Mun-Chul.

*It is a truly rare opportunity to have direct contact with government officials from North Korea; please come and take part in paving the future for North Korea’s disabled people*.

This event is organized by DULA (, an independent, non-profit charity organization (Charity No. 1131120) dedicated to the improvement of living conditions of handicapped people In North Korea.

11:00 – 11:10 – Introduction (Dr. Ji)

11:10 – 11:30 – First Speaker

  • Kim Moon-Chul (Vice Chairman of KFPD): North Korea’s current policy future plans on the treatment of handicapped persons

11:30 – 11:50 – Second Speaker

  • Dr. Christopher Hancock (Wolfson College, University of Oxford; Director of Oxford House) Topic TBC

11:50 – 12:10 – Third Speaker

  • Lee Boon-Hee (Secretary of KFPD): Sports and rehabilitation; the importance of international cooperation

12:10 – 12:20 – 10 Minute Break

12:20 – 12:50 – Q&A

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