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UN food relief agency provides assistance to 140,000 people affected by flooding in northern DPRK

The United Nations food relief agency has delivered food assistance to more than 140,000 people in the north of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), where they have been affected by some of the worst floods in recent history – and expressed concern about their continued vulnerability as an extremely cold winter is approaching and major food losses are expected.

UN Gender Focus: gender equal world, refugees and "comfort women"

“Step it up” for a gender-equal world, urges UN Women chief

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Japan needs to do more on “comfort women” deal with South Korea

Japan’s agreement to settle a long-standing dispute with South Korea concerning wartime sex slaves needs to do more for the victims, a UN rights panel said Monday.

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Patience “not a virtue”, says new Human Rights Council president

Ending human rights abuses in Syria and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) are just two of the key priorities of the upcoming UN Human Rights Council session, its new president said on Wednesday.

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