The Anglican Peace and Justice Network met in New York NY in May 1996. This year the Network shared in the Round Table Conference on World Debt. Human rights were the main issue and the network heard about the work of the South African Truth Commission and about the meeting between Episcopal Presiding Bishop Edmond Browning and Burmese leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
"Although the meeting rejoiced at the news of the UN decision at Geneva that anti-personnel land mines should be declared illegal, they were distressed to see a White House spokesman saying that the one exception must be the frontier between North and South Korea". As a result of this, the network voted to hold its next meeting in South Korea.