NGO Initiatives in DPRK: The United Church of Canada

The United Church of Canada (UCC) received a request from the Pyongyang-based Korean Christian Federation (KCF) regarding a project on Maple Tree planting. They asked for maple tree saplings. The UCC proposed that the Ministry of Forestry send a group to visit Western and Eastern Canada to look at forestry there, speak to experts and do research to determine which practices and saplings best fit their purpose. It appeared that the Ministry received the UCC’s recommendation. Someone from the Ministry was going to meet the UCC delegation on its DPRK visit, however the meeting was cancelled at the last minute. The UCC has not heard from DPRK since then.

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