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UN panel set to begin hearings into human rights in DPRK

Michael Kirby, Chairman of the Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). Photo: Jean-Marc FerréA United Nations-mandated commission looking into the human rights situation in North Korea will begin a series of public hearings in Seoul next week aimed at gathering information from a variety of witnesses, including those who recently fled the Asian nation. Continue reading

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