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UN welcomes new agreement between Seoul & Pyongyang

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. UN Photo/Rick BajornasSecretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the announcement by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the Republic of Korea on their agreement to hold talks. “This is an encouraging development towards reducing tensions and promoting peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula,” his spokesperson said in a statement. Continue reading

Australia’s Michael Kirby appointed to the UN Human Rights Commission of Inquiry on North Korea

The President of the Human Rights Council, Ambassador Remigiusz A. Henczel (Poland), announced today the appointment of Michael Donald Kirby of Australia and Sonja Biserko of Serbia who will join Marzuki Darusman, the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, to serve as the members of the commission of inquiry to investigate human rights violations in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, mandated by the Council at its last session. Mr. Kirby will serve as Chair of the three-person commission. Continue reading