January 26, 2021

UN grants humanitarian sanctions exemptions for food security, water projects

World Vision and Agrotec get green light to bring otherwise-prohibited equipment into DPRK

The United Nations Security Council's 1718 committee recently granted two humanitarian sanctions exemptions to facilitate North Korea aid projects in food security as well as Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH).

Letters made public on the 1718 Sanctions Committee's website late Sunday evening EST revealed the exemption had been granted to the U.S.-based World Vision International and to the Italian government on behalf of a consultancy called Agrotec SpA.