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UN chief condemns DPR Korea's latest launch of ballistic missile

New York, July 29(Just Earth News): United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres condemned on Friday's launch of a ballistic missile of possible intercontinental range by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).

DPR Korea: With victims’ suffering ‘enormous,’ urgent solution needed –UN rights expert

New York, Nov 26 (Just Earth News): Wrapping up a 10-day visit to Northeast Asia, a United Nations human rights expert on Friday called for a multi-faceted and people-centred approach to improve the “extremely complex” situation in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

Security Council strongly condemns recent failed ballistic missile launches by DPR Korea

New York, June 2 (Just Earth News): The United Nations Security Council has strongly condemned the most recent failed ballistic missile launches by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) on 31 May and 27 and 28 April, reiterating that the Government should refrain from further actions in violation of the relevant Council’s resolutions.

Water scarcity in DPR Korea causes first drop in food production since 2010 – UN agency

New York, Apr 28 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The total food production in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) decreased by nine per cent in 2015, marking the first drop since 2010 due to drought and low irrigation water availability, the latest report from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) showed on Wednesday.

DPR Korea’s ‘totalitarian’ governing structure ‘absolutely denies rights,’ UN expert warns

New York, Mar 15 (Just Earth News/IBNS):An independent United Nations human rights expert on Monday warned that repression remains unabated in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the country’s authorities continue to exercise the strictest control over all aspects of its citizens’ lives.

DPR Korea: Ban welcomes Security Council measure tightening and expanding sanctions

New York, Mar 3 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The United Nations Security Council on Wednesday unanimously adopted a resolution that imposes new sanctions and tightens some of its existing measures against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), due to the country's ongoing nuclear and ballistic missile-related activities that “threaten international peace and security.”

Condemning DPR Korea's missile launch, Security Council to pursue 'significant measures' in response

New York, Feb 8 ( (Just Earth News/IBNS) Following emergency consultations today, the United Nations Security Council strongly condemned the missile launched by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), and announced that it will "expeditiously" adopt a new resolution in response to "these dangerous and serious violations."

UN expert on DPR Korea warned 'nothing changed' two years after human rights report

New York, Nov 27 (Just Earth News/IBNS): A United Nations expert on the situation of human rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Thursday warned that nothing has changed in the country since the UN Commission of Inquiry on DPRK presented its landmark report to the Human Rights Council two years ago.

DPR Korea: UN rights expert regrets unchanged human rights situation

New York, Oct 29 (IBNS): The international community was strongly urged on Wednesday by a UN rights expert to maintain effective and meaningful efforts to address the continued dire human rights situation in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).

Minor provocation can 'freeze' north-south relation on peninsula: DPR Korea leader

New York, Oct 2 (IBNS): Speaking at the United Nations General Assembly, Ri Su Yong, Minister for Foreign Affairs of The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) denounced the United States for abusing its powers at the UN Security Council and thereby violating the 'sovereignty, dignity, peace and security of our nation.'

With fast action to rescue staple crops 'we can save lives' in DPR Korea, 'UNICEF says

New York, July 9 (IBNS) Children are already suffering as a result of drought in some parts of the Democratic Peoples' Republic of Korea (DPRK), where deaths of young children attributed to diarrhoea have increased seriously in the first six months of 2015 in the drought-affected provinces, according to the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).

UN calls for $111 million to address urgent humanitarian priorities in DPR Korea

New York, Apr 9 (IBNS): The United Nations has called for some $111 million to fund its humanitarian operations in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DRPK) in 2015, covering activities in food and agriculture, health and nutrition, and water and sanitation.