Korea

In wake of leader’s death, Ban says UN will continue to help people of DPR Korea

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon extended his sympathy today to the mourning citizens of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) upon learning of the passing of their leader, Kim Jong-il, who died on Saturday.

DPR Korea: UN Member States voice alarm at human rights, humanitarian situations

United Nations Member States today expressed deep concern at both persistent reports of “systematic, widespread and grave” human rights violations in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the precarious humanitarian situation inside the Asian country.

DPR Korea must act now to end human rights violations, says UN expert

An independent United Nations expert today urged the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to begin carrying out steps to end human rights violations in the country, including overhauling the prison system and detention policies.

Harvest in DPR Korea improves but serious nutrition concerns persist – UN report

A United Nations assessment published today finds that the main annual harvest in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) has improved compared to last year but serious nutrition concerns persist, especially among young children.

UNICEF calls for urgent funding for nutrition crisis in DPR Korea

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) today called for funding to assist millions of people in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), particularly children and women, who are at risk of becoming severely malnourished.

As food crisis grips DPR Korea, UN aid chief urges world to not ‘turn our backs’

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) cannot feed its people for the “foreseeable future,” the United Nations relief chief reported today, urging the world to step up humanitarian support and not “turn our backs” on a population where an estimated six million people now depend on food aid.

DPR Korea: UN expert warns of dwindling aid while food crisis remains critical

Although the food situation in the Democratic Republic of Korea (DPRK) is critical, international assistance is dwindling, a United Nations human rights expert warned today.

UN expert calls for two-pronged approach to end food crisis in DPR Korea

A United Nations expert today called for a two-pronged approach to tackle the food crisis in the Democratic Republic of Korea (DPRK), urging the international community to step up its efforts to provide aid to the country and the Government to overcome its flaws in its food distribution system.

Senior UN official arrives in DPR Korea to assess food crisis

The United Nations humanitarian chief arrived today in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to assess the extent of the country’s food crisis.

'Global is local and local is global,' Secretary-General tells hometown audience

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon went back to his roots today, visiting his hometown of Eumseong county in the Republic of Korea's countryside, where he urged local residents to concern themselves with the world at large.