Korea

DPR Korea sees increased harvests for third year, but malnutrition persists – UN

A new assessment by the United Nations has found that harvests in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) are up for the third year running, but warns that chronic malnutrition persists.

DPR Korea: UN expert calls for justice, reconciliation based on human rights approach

Tackling human rights issues in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) is crucial to pave the way for justice and reconciliation in the wider Korean Peninsula, a United Nations independent expert stressed today.

UN-mandated human rights inquiry on DPR Korea ‘not biased’, chair stresses

Members of the United Nations-appointed inquiry into human rights violations in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) today reiterated that they are not biased against Pyongyang, as they are poised to finalize their investigative work this week.

‘Unspeakable atrocities’ reported by UN-mandated human rights inquiry on DPR Korea

The head of the United Nations-appointed inquiry into human rights violations in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) reported today that testimony heard so far by his team pointed to widespread and serious abuses, including abductions and torture, as well as “unspeakable atrocities” in detention camps.

UN human rights probe on DPR Korea set to begin hearings in Japan

The United Nations panel set up to investigate human rights violations in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) will travel to Japan next week to meet with people who fled the country and those knowledgeable about the abductions of Japanese nationals decades ago.

DPR Korea: UN human rights probe set to begin hearings next week

The United Nations panel set up to investigate human rights violations in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) will begin a series of public hearings next week in Seoul, Republic of Korea, aimed at gathering information from various witnesses.

DPR Korea: UN calls for $98 million to respond to urgent humanitarian needs

The United Nations today said $98 million is urgently needed to address critical humanitarian needs in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), where some 2.4 million people need regular food assistance.

UN chief welcomes agreement by two Koreas to re-open Kaesong industrial complex

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the agreement between the two Koreas on the re-opening of the Kaesong Industrial Complex, adding that he hopes this will lead to other constructive steps to promote trust and improve relations between the East Asian neighbours.

DPR Korea: UN teams assessing flood damage from heavy seasonal rains

United Nations assessment teams in north-eastern Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) have reached some of the areas most badly affected by two weeks of heavy seasonal rain and could report on the flood damage as early as today.

DPR Korea: UN human rights probe begins work with initial discussions in Geneva

The United Nations panel set up to investigate human rights violations in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) began its work this week in Geneva with a number of key meetings as well as discussions on the strategy, methodology and approach to be taken in carrying out its mandate.