June 17, 2021

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Security situation hurting human rights in North Korea: UN officials

No improvement of human rights within North Korea, UNSC told

The worsening security situation on the Korean peninsula is having a negative impact on the human rights of North Koreans, two UN officials told the UN Security Council (UNSC) on Monday.

The comments were made by UN Assistant Secretary-General, Miroslav Jenča, and the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, during a briefing to the council on the situation in the country.