September 27, 2021

Human Security / Human Rights

Information related to human security / human rights in North Korea

Kim Jong Un raises ‘urgent’ issues of food supply, COVID and flooding

Kim Jong Un raises ‘urgent’ issues of food supply, COVID and flooding

North Korean leader’s remarks at politburo meeting underscore litany of challenges country faces as a result of lockdown

Kim Jong Un raises ‘urgent’ issues of food supply, COVID and flooding
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko September 2, 2021
Timeline: From US-ROK military drills to North Korea cutting the hotlines again
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Timeline: From US-ROK military drills to North Korea cutting the hotlines again

NK Pro timeline charts the key events from August 1 to August 31

Timeline: From US-ROK military drills to North Korea cutting the hotlines again
NK Pro
NK Pro September 2, 2021
North Korea refuses offer of 3 million Sinovac vaccines

North Korea refuses offer of 3 million Sinovac vaccines

UNICEF says DPRK yielded the doses to other countries, while expert says Pyongyang may fear potential side effects

North Korea refuses offer of 3 million Sinovac vaccines
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim September 2, 2021
US bars travel to North Korea for another year, citing ‘serious risk of arrest’

US bars travel to North Korea for another year, citing ‘serious risk of arrest’

Americans will not be allowed to travel to the country unless explicit permission granted by State Department

US bars travel to North Korea for another year, citing ‘serious risk of arrest’
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung September 1, 2021
The Agreed Framework: A recipe for successful engagement with North Korea
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The Agreed Framework: A recipe for successful engagement with North Korea

The 1994 deal is a blueprint for resolving the nuclear issue and addressing humanitarian and human rights concerns

The Agreed Framework: A recipe for successful engagement with North Korea
Monet Stokes
Monet Stokes August 30, 2021
Don’t sugarcoat it: Why candor is the best policy with North Korea

Don’t sugarcoat it: Why candor is the best policy with North Korea

Ambassador Thomas Schäfer’s book shows the value of speaking truth to power about the unjust system under Kim Jong Un

Don’t sugarcoat it: Why candor is the best policy with North Korea
Roberta Cohen
Roberta Cohen August 30, 2021
North Korea reports no COVID cases after testing 665 more people

North Korea reports no COVID cases after testing 665 more people

State media continues to emphasize ‘epidemic prevention campaign’ as Pyongyang defends its border lockdown

North Korea reports no COVID cases after testing 665 more people
Bryan Betts
Bryan Betts August 30, 2021
Youth leaving home for coal mines to fight ‘cultural infiltration’: Kim Jong Un

Youth leaving home for coal mines to fight ‘cultural infiltration’: Kim Jong Un

North Korean leader sent letter to young people gathered in Pyongyang to celebrate Youth Day

Youth leaving home for coal mines to fight ‘cultural infiltration’: Kim Jong Un
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko August 28, 2021
Aid workers, activists urge US to lift DPRK travel ban ahead of renewal deadline

Aid workers, activists urge US to lift DPRK travel ban ahead of renewal deadline

Some question the practicality of lifting the ban amid the pandemic and warn of risks traveling to North Korea

Aid workers, activists urge US to lift DPRK travel ban ahead of renewal deadline
Won-Gi Jung
Won-Gi Jung August 27, 2021
North Korea upgrades new skyscraper to 80 floors, making it 2nd-tallest in DPRK

North Korea upgrades new skyscraper to 80 floors, making it 2nd-tallest in DPRK

State media claims soldiers built one story every 16 hours and carried materials up tower ‘dozens’ of times per day

North Korea upgrades new skyscraper to 80 floors, making it 2nd-tallest in DPRK
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko August 27, 2021