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[VIDEO NEWS] Jung Woo-sung advocates for tolerance at the Jeju Forum

June 28,2018
1) The 13th Jeju Forum was held at the Jeju International Convention Center on Tuesday amid changes occurring in the Korean Peninsula after the South and North Korean summits and the U.S.-North summit.

2) On Tuesday, the first day of the forum, the JoongAng Ilbo held a special session titled “‘People on the road: The today and tomorrow of world refugees.”

3) That day, actor Jung Woo-sung, a United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Goodwill ambassador for South Korea, participated in the session with JTBC anchor Kim Pil-gyu.

4) The session aroused much interest as the influx of Yemenis applying for refugee status in Jeju is currently a controversial topic in the country.

5) “How can we teach our youngsters to love the world when we are hostile toward other cultures, races and religions?”

6) “How can we tell them that they deserve to be loved from all over the world when we maintain such hostility?”

7) “I understand why people would disagree with permitting Yemeni asylum seekers to enter Jeju, but I am asking for a bit of consideration and openness.” -Jung Woo-sung

Video provided by JTBC
Video edited by Park Seung-young
Translated by Chung Yu-soo
Edited by Hoyeon Yoo