Dialogue, Not Conflict, in the Korean Peninsula Is Needed

The ITUC supports President Moon’s commitment to ensure there will be no war on the Korean Peninsula.

President Moon said, "All South Koreans have worked so hard together to rebuild the country from the ruins of the Korean War.”

“I will prevent war at all cost," he added. "So I want all South Koreans to believe with confidence that there will be no war."

Sharan Burrow, ITUC General Secretary, said, “We support President Moon in his call for dialogue and express our deepest concerns about the risk of war in the face of unhelpful threats between the US and North Korean leaders.”

“The damage of any military intervention to the people in the Asia and Pacific region would be devastation. On behalf of working people, we call on all concerned governments to stop all military actions that could escalate tension, and to find a diplomatic solution.

“We appreciate the unity of the UN Security Council, but dialogue with North Korea should support development – not elevate the potential for conflict – and disarmament beginning with nuclear weapons disarmament must be a foundation for global security.

“A peaceful, just resolution is the only answer to avoid genocide and give people hope of a secure future,” added Burrow.