DPR

Ten companies and individuals added to UN sanctions list for DPR Korea

The United Nations Security Council has imposed sanctions on five companies and five individuals in connection with the nuclear test carried out by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) in May.

DPR Korea should heed international calls on missile tests – Annan

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today repeated his call for caution on the part of the authorities of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), pointing out that the broader regional context requires restraint.

DPR of Korea: UNICEF needs $10 million for children and mothers

With the situation of children and women remaining fragile in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) despite significant social advances in the country, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) today appealed for more than $10 million to address health, water and sanitation, and education needs in this sector.

UN General Assembly adopts resolution on human rights abuse in DPR Korea

The United Nations General Assembly adopted for the first time today a resolution on human rights violations in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) reflecting its serious concern over reports of torture, public executions, arbitrary detention, the lack of due process, extensive use of forced labor, high rates of infant malnutrition and restrictions on humanitarian organizations.

‘Indispensable’ civil society can help build trust on Korean peninsula – Annan

Praising the crucial role civil society groups play in international affairs, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has urged Korean and international civic actors meeting in New York to help build the trust, confidence and goodwill necessary to ensure a peninsula free of nuclear weapons and to bring an end to the Korean conflict.

DPR of Korea: UN appeals for urgent new donations to feed millions of hungry

Warning that its emergency operation feeding 6.5 million particularly vulnerable people in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) is severely under-funded, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today appealed urgently for new donations to carry it through until the end of the year.

Annan praises 'spirit of mutual respect' at Korean nuclear talks

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today praised the "spirit of mutual respect" achieved at the fourth round of the six-party talks for the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, which took place in Beijing.

DPR of Korea: children malnourished and underweight despite progress, says UN

Despite some progress since the famine of the mid-1990s, children in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) are still malnourished and underweight by United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) standards.

Reduced funding may force UN agency to stop work in DPR of Korea

With donations to its emergency fund for the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) having fallen off, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today said it would have to stop distributing rations to nearly 4 million people over the next two months.

Without fresh pledges, UN will have to halt food aid for millions in DPR of Korea

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) will have to halt distribution to millions of hungry people in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) within weeks unless fresh pledges are made soon.