United Nations still absent working banking channel to North Korea
Last time UN was able to remit cash to agencies working in DPRK was 2018
United Nations (UN) agencies working in North Korea are still without an official banking channel to regularly receive local operating revenues from, NK Pro understands from multiple sources.
Since the DPRK’s only banking connection with the outside world – created specifically for humanitarian work – was suspended in December 2017, UN agencies have managed to remit only one lump sum of cash.
Russia’s Bank Sputnik, which had until then provided the connection in conjunction with Germany’s Commerzbank AG, was only permitted to remit a sum of around €4 million in early 2018 after an exemption was provided
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