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DPR Korea: UN chief strongly condemns ballistic missile launch

New York: The UN chief condemned on Friday the latest ballistic missile launch by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), calling on Pyongyang to resume dialogue leading towards sustainable peace and a nuclear weapons-free Korean Peninsula.

DPR Korea’s grip on population has tightened since COVID

New York: In the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), more commonly known as North Korea, human rights violations remain systematic, and the authorities’ grip on the population has “tightened”, the Human Rights Council heard on Monday.

IAEA ‘deeply troubled’ by DPRK nuclear reactor development

New York: The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) says it is “deeply troubled” by indications that the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) appears to have restarted its Yongbyon nuclear reactor.

DPRK nuclear activities still ‘cause for serious concern’, says UN atomic energy chief

New York: Nuclear activities in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) “remain a cause for serious concern”, the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said in Vienna on Monday.

DPRK reports ‘little progress’ since historic June 2018 summit with US

New York: Lack of progress in achieving peace on the Korean Peninsula is “entirely attributable” to the United States, a senior official from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) told the UN General Assembly on Monday.

Xi Jinping to pay state visit to DPRK

Beijing, June 17 (Xinhua/UNI): Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and Chinese president, will pay a state visit to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) from June 20 to 21, at the invitation of Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea and chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK.

US special envoy to discuss DPRK with Japanese and South Korean diplomats in Singapore

Washington, May 30 (Xinhua): US Special Representative for the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Stephen Biegun would travel to Singapore to discuss DPRK-related issues with South Korean and Japanese diplomats, US State Department said.

DPRK's Kim sets off for home after meeting Putin

Vladivostok, Russia, Apr 26 (Xinhua/UNI) Top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong Un wrapped up his first three-day trip to Russia and left here for home on Friday.

It’s ‘time for concrete action’ says UN chief, welcoming inter-Korean agreement

New York, Sept 21 (IBNS): 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.

Challenges remain in DPRK despite 'slight' improvements in health, wellbeing: UNICEF

New York, June 21 (IBNS): The health and wellbeing of women and children in North Korea has improved slightly in recent years but “urgent” challenges remain in rural areas, the UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF, said on Wednesday.

UN agency ready to play 'essential role' in verifying DPRK nuclear programme

New York, June 5 (IBNS): The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) remains ready to play “an essential role” in verifying the status of North Korea’s nuclear programme as international talks aimed at denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula continue, the agency’s chief said on Monday.

UN rights expert welcomes return of detainees from DPRK, urges release of others

New York, May 11 (IBNS): The release of three United States nationals by North Korea is “another important building block” towards peace, said a United Nations human rights expert on Thursday, while urging the release of six South Korean nationals who are still being held.  

With threat of nuclear weapon use growing, non-proliferation treaty more vital than ever – UN official

New York, Apr 24 (IBNS): The United Nations disarmament chief said on Monday that the world today faces similar challenges to the context that gave birth to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), and that the threat of use of nuclear weapons is growing.

Encouraged by proposed DPRK-US talks, Guterres reiterates support for peaceful denuclearization of Korean Peninsula

New York, Mar 10 (JEN): United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Friday said he is “encouraged” by the announcement of an agreement between the United States and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to hold a summit meeting by May.

Further development of DPRK nuclear programme cause of grave concern – UN atomic energy chief

New York, Sept 11(Just Earth News): Noting signs suggesting that a nuclear plant in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) could be operating, the head of the United Nations atomic agency called on the country’s leadership to comply fully with its obligations under Security Council resolutions.