March 04, 2021

UN approves first humanitarian sanctions exemption for North Korea in 2021

Private South Korean organization to run project providing safe drinking water to DPRK

A South Korean organization aiming to provide clean drinking water was granted the first sanctions exemption by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) sanctions committee for the DPRK this year.

According to the United Nations (U.N.), the 1718 Sanctions Committee granted a waiver to the South Korean project on Friday. The exemption has been effective since Jan. 22 and will expire on Oct. 22 this year.