September 21, 2020

UNSC granted four humanitarian exemptions for DPRK work this month, website reveals

Waivers follow U.S. pledge to ease restrictions on aid work in North Korea

The UN Security Council (UNSC) 1718 Committee this month granted four new exemptions facilitating the purchase and delivery of goods related to humanitarian work in North Korea, the committee's website showed.

The exemptions came into force on January 18 and were granted to UNICEF, the Eugene Bell Foundation (EBF), Christian Friends of Korea (CFK), and to "Canada," with subsequent details identifying the NGO "First Steps Health Society" as the benefactor.