Korea

Rehabilitation prospects after worst Korean oil spill are good, UN experts say

The prospects for rehabilitation after the worst oil spill in the history of the Republic of Korea (ROK) are good, thanks to quick and effective action by the Korean authorities, according to a joint United Nations-European Commission Assessment Team.

Ban Ki-moon welcomes election of new President of Republic of Korea

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today congratulated Lee Myung-bak on becoming elected as the next President of the Republic of Korea.

UN contingency plan activated to help tackle Republic of Korea oil spill

China and Japan have sent material and experts under a United Nations emergency response plan to help the Republic of Korea (ROK) mitigate the worst oil spill in its history, which has already hit key fishing grounds and is expected to damage the livelihoods of up to 27,000 aquaculture workers.

UN to lead team assessing worst oil spill in history of Republic of Korea

The United Nations will lead an eight-person team of marine pollution and civil protection experts being deployed today to assess the 7 December oil spill in the Republic of Korea, the worst in the Asian nation’s history.

Seoul gives over $4 million to first environmental project between two Koreas

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Republic of Korea today agreed to set up a Trust Fund that addresses key environmental issues in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).

Top UN officials laud adoption of resolution promoting inter-Korean peace

Top United Nations officials today hailed the General Assembly’s adoption of a resolution encouraging the consolidation of peace on the Korean peninsula and the laying of groundwork for reunification.

Secretary-General welcomes Declaration to strengthen inter-Korean cooperation

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the signing in Pyongyang by the leaders of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the Republic of Korea of a declaration to bolster cooperation between the two countries and promote peace and security in the region.

Ban Ki-moon welcomes steps towards achieving denuclearized Korean Peninsula

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the announcement at the six-party talks – involving the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), China, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Russia and the United States – in Beijing of the next steps towards achieving a denuclearized Korean Peninsula.

Secretary-General pledges UN support for inter-Korean summit

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed this week’s inter-Korean summit as an opportunity to contribute to reconciliation, cooperation and denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and pledged any United Nations support that may be needed.

DPR Korea: UN identifies needs in wake of deadly floods

As United Nations agencies continue their efforts to assess the damage caused by devastating floods in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), a humanitarian official from the world body said today that a donors' meeting will be convened tomorrow.