April 24, 2024

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Information related to human security / human rights in North Korea

UN condemns North Korean human rights abuses for 19th straight year

UN condemns North Korean human rights abuses for 19th straight year

General Assembly resolution echoes past criticism, while stressing plight of women and links to international security

UN condemns North Korean human rights abuses for 19th straight year
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer December 21, 2023
Hairy business: Wigs once again drive up North Korea-China trade in November
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Hairy business: Wigs once again drive up North Korea-China trade in November

DPRK continues to import hair to make wigs, while purchasing millions in foodstuffs and selling raw materials

Hairy business: Wigs once again drive up North Korea-China trade in November
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin December 20, 2023
North Korea enjoys bumper harvest on back of good weather in 2023: Report

North Korea enjoys bumper harvest on back of good weather in 2023: Report

Seoul estimates crop output increased by 6%, potentially easing food insecurity after recent famine concerns

North Korea enjoys bumper harvest on back of good weather in 2023: Report
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer December 18, 2023
North Korea-China trade spikes to 4-year high as trucks and trains cross daily

North Korea-China trade spikes to 4-year high as trucks and trains cross daily

Both imports and exports surge in November as DPRK slowly emerges from extended isolation during pandemic

North Korea-China trade spikes to 4-year high as trucks and trains cross daily
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin December 18, 2023
Kim Jong Un marks 12th anniversary of father’s death

Kim Jong Un marks 12th anniversary of father’s death

Makeup of leader’s entourage during memorial service hints at recent promotions and possible purge, expert says

Kim Jong Un marks 12th anniversary of father’s death
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin December 17, 2023
North Korean defector arrested in Vietnam faces repatriation to China: Activists

North Korean defector arrested in Vietnam faces repatriation to China: Activists

Justice for North Korea says 38-year-old woman was arrested last month, accusing Seoul of doing little to help her

North Korean defector arrested in Vietnam faces repatriation to China: Activists
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer | Lina Park December 15, 2023
North Korea wants more Russian tourists to visit, Far East officials say

North Korea wants more Russian tourists to visit, Far East officials say

Primorsky Krai says DPRK proposed new rail, sea and air routes between countries, after delegation returns from visit

North Korea wants more Russian tourists to visit, Far East officials say
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin December 15, 2023
State media review: North Korea releases white paper on US human rights ‘abuses’
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State media review: North Korea releases white paper on US human rights ‘abuses’

An in-depth of analysis of a defense of DPRK’s human rights record, a new mask factory and waterway and more

State media review: North Korea releases white paper on US human rights ‘abuses’
Seung-Yeon Chung
Seung-Yeon Chung December 14, 2023
North Korean carrier flies to China’s Shenyang for first time in four years

North Korean carrier flies to China’s Shenyang for first time in four years

Experts note that city is biggest near DPRK border and has long been a hub for North Koreans in China

North Korean carrier flies to China’s Shenyang for first time in four years
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin December 14, 2023
Holiday gift guide: 2023’s best books on North Korea for all kinds of readers

Holiday gift guide: 2023’s best books on North Korea for all kinds of readers

New works offer fresh insight into the DPRK, from a deep dive into the military to a memoir of growing up in Pyongyang

Holiday gift guide: 2023’s best books on North Korea for all kinds of readers
Oliver Jia
Oliver Jia December 14, 2023
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