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UNRIC Library Backgrounder: Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

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UN Entities

 

Security Council Meetings on Non-proliferation — Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

 

Selected UN Documents

  • Annual Reports of the Security Council Committee Established pursuant to Resolution 1718 (2006) addressed to the President of the Security Council: https://www.un.org/securitycouncil/sanctions/1718/annual-reports
  • Reports of the Panel of Experts concerning the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea:
    https://www.un.org/securitycouncil/sanctions/1718/panel_experts/reports
  • A/74/639 (6 January 2020): Letter dated 2 January 2020 from the Chargé d’affaires a.i. of Germany to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General: http://undocs.org/A/74/639
    Transmits, on behalf of Australia, Belgium, Canada, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Peru, Poland, Slovenia, Spain, Ukraine, United Kingdom and United States, letter regarding overseas workers from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and Member States’ obligations under relevant Security Council resolutions.
  • A/RES/74/166: Situation of human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly on 18 December 2019: http://undocs.org/A/RES/74/166
  • A/74/268 (2 August 2019): Situation of human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea: report of the Secretary-General: http://undocs.org/A/74/268
    Submitted pursuant to General Assembly resolution 73/180; provides an overview of human rights issues from Sept. 2018 to July 2019.
  • A/HRC/40/66 (30 May 2019): Situation of Human Rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea: report of the Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea: http://undocs.org/A/HRC/40/66
  • S/RES/2464 (2019): http://undocs.org/S/RES/2464(2019)
    on extension of the mandate of the Panel of Experts Established pursuant to Security Council Resolution 1874 (2009) concerning the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea until 24 Apr. 2020
  • A/RES/73/180: Situation of human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea: resolution / adopted by the General Assembly on 17 December 2018: http://undocs.org/A/RES/73/180
  • S/2018/944 (22 October 2018): Letter dated 22 October 2018 from the Permanent Representative of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council: http://undocs.org/S/2018/944
    Transmits joint press release made public at the 3-party negotiations among the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, the Russian Federation and China, held in Moscow, 9 Oct. 2018.
  • A/73/386 (19 September 2018): Situation of human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea: note / by the Secretary-General: http://undocs.org/A/73/386
    Transmits report of the Special Rapporteur, Tomás Ojea Quintana, submitted in accordance with General Assembly resolution 72/188.
  • A/72/109-S/2018/820 (10 September 2018): Letter dated 6 September 2018 from the representatives of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and the Republic of Korea to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General: http://undocs.org/A/72/109
    Transmits the Panmunjom Declaration on Peace, Prosperity and Reunification of the Korean Peninsula, jointly agreed and signed at the inter-Korean summit held in Panmunjom on 27 Apr. 2018.
  • A/73/308 (6 August 2018): Situation of human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea report of the Secretary-General: http://undocs.org/A/73/308
    Submitted pursuant to General Assembly resolution 72/188; provides an overview of human rights issues from Sept. 2017 to July 2018.
  • A/HRC/RES/37/28: Situation of human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea: resolution / adopted by the Human Rights Council on 23 March 2018: http://undocs.org/A/HRC/RES/37/28
  • S/RES/2407 (2018): http://undocs.org/S/RES/2407(2018)
    on extension of the mandate of the Panel of Experts Established pursuant to Security Council Resolution 1874 (2009) concerning the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea until 24 Apr. 2019
  • S/RES/2397 (2017): http://undocs.org/S/RES/2397(2017)
    on strengthening sanctions against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and condemning the nuclear test of 28 Nov. 2017
  • A/RES/72/188: Situation of human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea: resolution / adopted by the General Assembly on 17 December 2017: http://undocs.org/A/RES/72/188
  • S/2017/1038 (11 December 2017): Letter dated 1 December 2017 from the Permanent Representative of Japan to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General: http://undocs.org/S/2017/1038
    Transmits concept note for the Security Council briefing on the topic “Non-proliferation/Democratic People’s Republic of Korea”, to be held on 15 Dec. 2017.
  • A/72/394 (18 September 2017): Situation of human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea: note / by the Secretary-General: http://undocs.org/A/72/394
    Transmits report of the Special Rapporteur, Tomás Ojea Quintana, submitted in accordance with General Assembly resolution 71/202.
  • S/RES/2375 (2017): https://undocs.org/S/RES/2375(2017)
    on strengthening sanctions against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and condemning the nuclear test of 2 Sept. 2017
  • S/RES/2371 (2017): http://undocs.org/S/RES/2371(2017)(2017)
    on strengthening sanctions against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and condemning the ballistic missile launches of 3 and 28 July 2017
  • A/72/279 (3 August 2017): Situation of human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea: Report of the Secretary-General: http://undocs.org/A/72/279
  • S/RES/2356 (2017): http://undocs.org/S/RES/2356(2017)
    on strengthening sanctions against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and condemning the nuclear weapons and ballistic missile development activities conducted since 9 Sept. 2016
  • S/2017/337 (19 April 2017): Letter dated 18 April 2017 from the Permanent Representative of the United States to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General: http://undocs.org/S/2017/337
    Transmits concept note for the Security Council thematic debate on the denuclearization of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, to be held on 28 Apr. 2017.
  • A/HRC/RES/34/24: Situation of human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea: resolution / adopted by the Human Rights Council on 24 March 2017: http://undocs.org/A/HRC/RES/34/24
  • S/RES/2345 (2017): http://undocs.org/S/RES/2345(2017)
    on extension of the mandate of the Panel of Experts Established pursuant to Security Council Resolution 1874 (2009) concerning the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea until 24 Apr. 2018
  • /HRC/34/66 (22 February 2017): Report of the Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea: note / by the Secretariat: http://undocs.org/A/HRC/34/66
    Submitted pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 28/22.
  • S/RES/2321 (2016): http://undocs.org/S/RES/2231(2016)
    on strengthening sanctions against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and condemning the nuclear test of 9 Sept. 2016
  • A/71/439 (7 October 2016): Situation of human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea : report of the Secretary-General: http://undocs.org/A/71/439
    Submitted pursuant to General Assembly resolutions 70/172 and 69/188; provides an overview of the human rights issues from Sept. 2015 to Aug. 2016.
  • A/71/402 (26 September 2016): Situation of human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea: http://undocs.org/A/71/402
  • S/RES/2276 (2016): http://undocs.org/S/RES/2276(2016)
    on extension of the mandate of the Panel of Experts Established pursuant to Security Council Resolution 1874 (2009) concerning the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea until 24 Apr. 2017
  • S/RES/2270 (2016): http://undocs.org/S/RES/2270(2016)
    on condemning the nuclear test of 6 Jan. 2016 and strengthening sanctions against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
  • A/RES/70/172 (25 February 2016): Situation of human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly: http://undocs.org/A/RES/70/172
  • A/HRC/31/38 (1 February 2016): Role and achievements of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights with regard to the situation of human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea : report of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights: http://undocs.org/A/HRC/31/38
    Submitted pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 28/22, covers the period 1 Apr.-31 Dec. 2015.
  • A/HRC/31/70 (19 January 2016): Report of the Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea : note / by the Secretariat:
    http://undocs.org/A/HRC/31/70
    Submitted pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 28/22.
  • A/70/393 (25 September 2015): Situation of human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea : report of the Secretary-General: http://undocs.org/A/70/393
  • A/70/362 (8 September 2015): Situation of human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea : note / by the Secretary-General: http://undocs.org/A/70/362
    Transmits report of the Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Marzuki Darusman, in accordance with General Assembly resolution 69/188.
  • S/2015/223 (31 March 2015): Letter dated 30 March 2015 from the Secretary-General addressed to the President of the Security Council: http://undocs.org/S/2015/223
    Refers to Security Council resolution 2207 (2015) extending until 5 Apr. 2016 the mandate of the Panel of Experts as specified in paragraph 26 of resolution 1874 (2009); reports the appointment of 8 experts and the designation of the Coordinator of the Panel.
  • A/HRC/28/71 (18 March 2015): Report of the Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Marzuki Darusman: http://undocs.org/A/HRC/28/71
    Submitted pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 25/25. Focuses on the development of a “multitrack strategy on addressing the issue of international abductions, enforced disappearances and related matters”.
  • S/RES/2207 (2015): http://undocs.org/S/RES/2207(2015)
    on extension of the mandate of the Panel of Experts Established pursuant to Security Council Resolution 1874 (2009) concerning the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea until 5 Apr. 2016
  • /RES/69/188 (18 December 2014): Situation of human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea: http://undocs.org/A/RES/69/188
  • A/69/639 (5 December 2014): Situation of human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea : report of the Secretary-General: http://undocs.org/A/69/639
    Submitted pursuant to General Assembly resolution 68/183; provides an overview of the situation of human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and of the new developments in the country’s engagement with the UN regarding human rights situation during the period from Sept. 2013 to Nov. 2014.
  • A/69/548 (24 October 2014): Situation of human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea : note / by the Secretary-General: http://undocs.org/A/69/548
    Transmits report of the Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Marzuki Darusman, in accordance with General Assembly resolution 68/183.
  • A/HRC/27/10 (2 July 2014): Report of the Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review : Democratic People’s Republic of Korea: http://undocs.org/A/HRC/27/10
  • A/HRC/26/43 (13 June 2014): Report of the Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Marzuki Darusman: http://undocs.org/A/HRC/26/43
    Discusses the direction the Special Rapporteur intends to take in fulfilling his mandate, building on the findings and recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.
  • S/2014/276 (14 April 2014): Letter dated 14 April 2014 from the Permanent Representatives of Australia, France and the United States of America to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council: http://undocs.org/S/2014/276
    Transmits report of the Human Rights Council Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea previously issued as A/HRC/25/63; report includes 2 annexes.
  • S/RES/2141 (5 March 2014): http://undocs.org/S/RES/2141(2014)
    extending for 13 months the mandate of the Panel of Experts that assists the Sanctions Committee on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
  • A/68/319 (14 August 2013): Situation of human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea : Note by the Secretary-General: http://undocs.org/A/68/319
    Transmits the report on the situation of human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea submitted by the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights, Marzuki Darusman, in accordance with General Assembly resolution 67/181,
  • A/HRC/RES/22/13 (9 April 2013): Situation of human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea : resolution / adopted by the Human Rights Council: http://undocs.org/A/HRC/RES/22/13
  • S/RES/2094 (7 March 2013): http://undocs.org/S/RES/2094(2013)
    on strengthening sanctions against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and condemning the missile launch of 12 Feb. 2013
  • A/HRC/22/57 (1 February 2013): Report of the Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Marzuki Darusman: http://undocs.org/A/HRC/22/57
    Annexes (p. 13-39): 1. Analysis of patterns of human rights violations in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, documented by the United Nations through its reports and resolutions since 2004 — 2. List of United Nations documents reviewed.
  • A/67/362 (13 September 2012): Situation of human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea : report of the Secretary-General: http://undocs.org/A/67/362
    Submitted in accordance with General Assembly resolution 66/14; covers the period Sept. 2011-Aug. 2012.
  • S/RES/2087 (22 January 2012): http://undocs.org/S/RES/2087(2013)
    on condemning the missile launch of 12 Dec. 2012 by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
  • S/RES/2050 (12 June 2012): http://undocs.org/S/RES/2050(2012)
    on extension of the mandate of the Panel of Experts as specified in resolution 1874 (2009) concerning the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea until 12 July 2013
  • S/RES/1985 (10 June 2011): http://undocs.org/S/RES/1985(2011)
    on renewal of the mandate of the UN Panel of Experts Established pursuant to Security Council Resolution 1874 (2009) until 12 June 2012
  • S/RES/1928 (7 June 2010): http://undocs.org/S/RES/1928(2010)
    on extension of the mandate of the Panel of Experts on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
  • S/RES/1874 (12 June 2009): http://undocs.org/S/RES/1874(2009)
    on measures against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea in connection with its nuclear weapon tests

 

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