Uptick in Ballistic Missile Launches on Korean Peninsula, Notices of Pre-emptive Nuclear Strike ‘Deeply Concerning’, Top Official Tells Security Council

11 May

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea has intensified the pace of its launches using ballistic missile technology, having fired more missiles in the past five months than in the prior two years combined, a senior Secretariat official told the Security Council today.

Thirtieth Anniversary of Non-Aggression Accord ‘Painful Reminder’ That Peace on Korean Peninsula Remains Elusive, Secretary-General Tells Global Forum

31 Aug

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message to the 2021 Korea Global Forum for Peace — International Community and United Nations Roles for Permanent Peace on the Korean Peninsula, held today:

Security Council Extends Mandate for Expert Panel Assisting Sanctions Committee on Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

26 Mar

The Security Council, acting through its temporary written silence procedure today, extended until 30 April 2022 the mandate of the panel of experts assisting the committee which oversees its sanctions against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

Security Council 1718 Sanctions Committee Approves Updates to Notice on Exemption Procedure for Humanitarian Assistance to Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

7 Dec

On 30 November 2020, the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1718 (2006) approved updates to its seventh implementation assistance notice entitled “Guidelines for Obtaining Exemptions to Deliver Humanitarian Assistance to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea”, which was adopted by the Committee on 6 August 2018.  The updated implementation assistance notice provides additional guidance on the humanitarian exemption mechanism and is available on the Committee’s website in all official languages of the United Nations (https://www.un.org/securitycouncil/sanctions/1718/implementation-notices and https://www.un.org/securitycouncil/sanctions/1718/exemptions‑measures/humanitarian-exemption-requests).