July 31, 2021

DPRK says it’s pursuing sustainable development, but experts remain skeptical

Civil groups accuse North Korea of forced labor and of ignoring vulnerable groups within its borders

North Korea says it is making progress toward sustainable development goals (SDGs) that improve the well-being of its people, according to a report it submitted to the United Nations on Tuesday.

Adopted by all member states in 2015, the U.N.’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development includes 17 sustainable development goals that encompass broad areas like improving food security, gender equality, climate change and more.