DPRK

DPRK reports ‘little progress’ since historic June 2018 summit with US

Lack of progress in achieving peace on the Korean Peninsula is “entirely attributable” to the United States, a senior official from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) told the UN General Assembly on Monday.

News in Brief 21 June 2019

  • UN food agency begins partial pull-out of aid to opposition-held Yemen capital
  • Central African Republic food crisis should be wake-up call to global community
  • DPRK at crossroads as UN independent investigator sees no improvement in people’s rights
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UN food agency welcomes South Korea’s aid donation to help northern neighbour

In an interview with UN News’s Daniel Johnson, WFP spokesperson Hervé Verhoosel, describes how more than 10 million people in mainly rural areas in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) face chronic food shortages. 

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North Koreans trapped in ‘vicious cycle of deprivation, corruption, repression’ and endemic bribery: UN human rights office

Bribery is the main way people in North Korea get food, healthcare, shelter and work, a new UN human rights office report said on Tuesday.

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.

News in Brief 6 March 2019

  • Tackling gross inequalities is key to solving major global issues: UN rights chief
  • $120 million needed to provide life-saving assistance to 3.8 million in DPR Korea
  • UN-led talks on Western Sahara announced in Switzerland
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News in Brief 11 January 2019

  • Suffering of North Korea’s citizens is unchanged, warns UN rights expert
  • Thousands risk lives to flee fighting in last Syria’s last ISIL enclave
  • Cautious welcome for DRC Ebola decline in cases in epicentre
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‘Critical test’ for North Korea’s Government as civilian suffering remains rife, warns UN rights expert

The human rights situation in Democratic People’s Republic of Korea – DPRK - remains “extremely serious”, and along with international demands for denuclearization, this constitutes a “a critical test” for the year ahead, a senior UN-appointed expert said on Friday.

‘Path to peace’ on Korean Peninsula only possible through diplomacy and full denuclearization: US tells Security Council

If the leadership of North Korea follows a diplomatic path to end its nuclear weapons programme, then a “much brighter future lies ahead” for its people, the US Secretary of State told the Security Council on Thursday.

In Tokyo, UN chief expresses full support for US-Japan dialogue with North Korea

At a joint press conference in Tokyo on Wednesday with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan, UN Secretary-General António Guterres welcomed the ongoing talks between the United States and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), as well as Japan’s renewed initiative of dialogue with the country.