DPR Korea

Mothers, children, lacking basic nutrition in North Korea: UN food aid chief

The head of the United Nations food relief agency said on Friday that many mothers and young children in North Korea are still relying on humanitarian assistance to meet their nutritional needs.

DPR Korea: UN says $111 million needed to provide life-saving aid, tackle malnutrition

The United Nations and its partners are urgently requesting $111 million in humanitarian funding to assist millions of people in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), including children whose growth has been stunted because they are not getting enough to eat.

Ban welcomes release of two US nationals held by DPR Korea

The release of two United States nationals by the Government of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) provides hope for “positive momentum” as international parties work to bring peace to the Korean Peninsula, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today.

DPR Korea: UN experts call for death penalty moratorium after high-profile execution

The recent execution of a senior official in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) “is just one among multiple executions” reported in the country since August, carried out with total disregard of due process and other international human rights standards, United Nations independent experts said today, calling on the Government to immediately halt the practice.

UN agency chief urges strengthening of health care in DPR Korea

The quality and reach of health care in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) needs to improve and the country’s Government should allocate more of its domestic budget for health programmes, a senior United Nations official said today after wrapping up a visit to the Asian country.

Ban welcomes release of US journalists from DPR Korea

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the release of two United States journalists by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) during the visit to Pyongyang by former US President Bill Clinton.