Democratic People's Republic of Korea

North Korea dismisses human rights report as “fabrication”

North Korea has categorically rejected a report by the Commission of Inquiry (COI) on human rights in the country, dismissing it as mere “fabrication”.

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Commission on human rights in DPRK to hold hearings in US capital

A UN-mandated Commission of Inquiry on human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) will hold its latest round of public hearings in Washington, DC, this Thursday and Friday.

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UN agencies in DPRK remain seriously underfunded

Five United Nations agencies have appealed for urgent funding to meet the most critical and life-saving needs of the people of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, the DPRK, in the areas of health and nutrition until the end of the year.

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Security Council unanimously adopts resolution on nuclear testing in the DPRK

The UN Security Council has adopted a resolution that strongly condemns the nuclear test conducted by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, DPRK on the 12th of February this year.

Gerry Adams reports.

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North Korea criticized for threatening South Korea

As the United Nations forum dealing with disarmament issues continued its session in Geneva, the issue of North Korea’s recent nuclear test took centre stage on Tuesday.

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UN officials and ambassadors denounce latest DPRK nuclear test

North Korea’s decision to conduct an underground nuclear test has drawn international condemnation.

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DPRK survey shows improvements in harvest, persistent food insecurity

A recent food assessment survey in the People’s Democratic Republic of Korea conducted by the Food and Agriculture Organization (

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North Korea satellite launch criticized

The attempt by North Korea to launch a satellite into space on 13 April has been criticized by the United Nations.

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North Korea, a “humanitarian basket case”

North Korea has been described as a humanitarian basket case by a senior UN official.

The isolated Asian country has recently undergone a change in leadership with the international community hoping that it will open up and address human rights issues.

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