December 04, 2020

First-ever North Korean appointed to United Nations JPO role in New York

Appointment is first DPRK citizen to be selected by NYC-based UN program

The United Nations Secretariat in New York City in October appointed the first ever Junior Professional Officer (JPO) from North Korea, a UN spokesperson has confirmed to NK News.

The appointment of the DPRK national to a JPO role in New York City is notable: civil servants from North Korea have historically been under-represented there.