September 30, 2023

South Korea wins Security Council seat, pledging to address North Korean weapons

Experts say structural limitations and council dysfunction will likely limit Seoul’s ability to elevate DPRK issues

South Korea will join the U.N. Security Council (UNSC) as a rotating member next year, a position that Seoul says will enable it to play a leading role in efforts to address North Korean nuclear weapons.

But experts told NK News that the ROK will likely struggle to achieve much on DPRK issues as a non-permanent member and that its selection is, at best, a way to continue close coordination with the U.S.