May 17, 2022

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UN approves more delayed North Korea sanctions exemption requests

French NGO Triangle Génération Humanitaire granted go-ahead for food security project

The UN committee charged with monitoring sanctions on North Korea last week continued to approve months-old humanitarian exemption requests, this time to allow a French NGO to ship equipment to the DPRK for a number of food security projects.

In a letter dated August 1, the 1718 Sanctions Committee approved the shipment of items for three projects first requested by Triangle Génération Humanitaire (TGH) in February, when only a partial approval was granted for two other projects listed relating to elderly care.