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‘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.

News in Brief 20 September 2018

  • UN Secretary-General welcomes outcome of third inter-Korea summit
  • Zero tolerance for sexual harassment at the UN
  • Climate change and conflict causing high food insecurity levels
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It’s ‘time for concrete action’ says UN chief, welcoming inter-Korean agreement

The United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, on Thursday welcomed the outcome of the third inter-Korean summit this year, and the “important agreements” contained in the Pyongyang Joint Declaration, issued by the leaders of the two Koreas.

UN chief ‘looks forward’ to progress on denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un’s commitment on Wednesday, to continue working towards the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. 

News in Brief 21 August 2018

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UN chief welcomes event reuniting families on the Korean Peninsula

The decision to allow scores of people from the Republic of Korea (ROK) to reunite with their relatives north of the border has been welcomed by the UN Secretary-General.

US-North Korea summit in Singapore ‘a promising development’ says Guterres

The summit between the leaders of the United States and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) is “a promising development for global peace and security,” United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said on Monday.

News in Brief 04 June 2018

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UN chief ‘deeply concerned’ over cancellation of US-North Korea summit

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said on Thursday that he was “deeply concerned” by the cancellation of the planned meeting between the leaders of the United States and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), commonly-known as North Korea.

News in Brief 14 May 2018

  • UN Secretary-General ‘profoundly alarmed’ over Gaza developments
  • Closure of North Korea nuclear test site will contribute to peace: UN chief
  • Remove activists, indigenous people from Philippines ‘terrorist’ list: UN experts
  • Sudan urged to halt execution of teen accused of murdering her husband
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