February 25, 2024

US requests UN Security Council meeting to discuss North Korea human rights

Washington says briefing next week would be first since 2017 and is ‘long overdue’

The U.S. has requested a U.N. Security Council (UNSC) meeting next week to discuss North Korean human rights abuses in the Council’s first meeting on the issue in more than five years.

In a statement, Washington’s mission to the U.N. said a UNSC briefing on the DPRK’s human rights situation is “long overdue.”