May 25, 2024

North Korean human rights envoy seeks to focus mandate on women and girls

UN special rapporteur Elizabeth Salmon says dialogue with DPRK will be a ‘challenge’ as she wraps up visit to Seoul

The new U.N. special envoy for North Korean human rights said she wants to make women and girls a focus of her mandate on Friday, speaking in her first press conference since assuming the role in August.

Elizabeth Salmón’s remarks followed her meeting with Seoul’s unification minister earlier in the day to discuss North Korean human rights and humanitarian issues, and came as she wraps up a weeklong trip to South Korea that included discussions with officials, activists and defectors.

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