December 04, 2021

Danish NGO granted UN exemption to send agricultural machinery to North Korea

Mission East opened first resident office in Pyongyang earlier this year

The Danish aid organization Mission East was granted a sanctions exemption this week for its ongoing work to address food shortages in North Korea, the UN reported Thursday. 

Granted on November 6 by the 1718 Committee in charge of managing UN Security Council sanctions on the DPRK, the exemption will allow Mission East to bring otherwise-prohibited large agricultural machinery into North Korea.