Democratic Republic of North Korea

Friday’s Daily Brief: hunger in North Korea, human rights in Iran, updates on DR Congo and Benin

This Friday, we cover: a worrying food crisis in the Democratic Republic of North Korea; attacks against civilians in DR Congo; outrage after the execution of child offenders in Iran; concerns over a super cereal distributed by the World Food Programme; and post-electoral violence in Benin.

UN reaffirms goal of achieving a nuclear-free world

In July, countries adopted a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons following decades of diplomatic efforts.

This Tuesday in New York, they reaffirmed the ideal of achieving global nuclear disarmament—one of the oldest goals of the United Nations.

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