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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.

UN rights expert welcomes return of detainees from DPRK, urges release of others

The release of three United States nationals by North Korea is “another important building block” towards peace, said a United Nations human rights expert on Thursday, while urging the release of six South Korean nationals who are still being held.

UN chief ‘optimistic’ over peace efforts to denuclearize Korean Peninsula

The UN chief expressed optimism on Thursday that the full denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula could become a reality, following last week’s historic joint declaration from the leaders of the north and south, which eased months of rising tension over North Korea’s nuclear programme.

News In Brief 27 April 2018

  • UN chief salutes “courage and leadership” of DPRK and Republic of Korea
  • Innocent civilians caught in crossfire as violence surges: South Sudan mission chief
  • Concern rises for thousands living in and around besieged Palestinian camp in Syria
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Unity in Security Council was key to recent easing of tensions on Korean Peninsula – UN chief

The unity within the Security Council played an essential role in creating the positive momentum that led to a decision by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to suspend nuclear tests and launches of intercontinental ballistic missiles, the United Nations chief said Monday, noting however that the 15-member body has so far failed to achieve such unity to tackle the Syrian crisis.

‘Path is open’ to peaceful denuclearization of Korean Peninsula – UN chief

Following the announcement by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) that it will end its nuclear and missile tests, United Nations chief António Guterres said on Saturday that the “path is open for the peaceful denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.”

Security Council further tightens sanctions against DPR Korea

The United Nations Security Council today imposed new sanctions on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), increasing the depth of measures imposed on the country in the wake of its continued nuclear and ballistic weapons programme, including the ballistic missile launch on 28 November.

At UN Assembly, DPR Korea denounces US President’s ‘reckless and violent’ comments

The Foreign Minister of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) today denounced United States President Donald Trump’s “reckless and violent words,” saying that the US leader himself is on a “suicide mission.”

Nuclear test ban represents “low hanging fruit” to stop proliferation

Making a nuclear weapons test ban treaty a reality represents “low hanging fruit” in the effort towards halting rising tensions over the Korean Peninsula.

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News in Brief 15 September 2017 - Geneva (AM)

UN chief condemns “yet another” DPRK missile test

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