September 27, 2021

Human Security / Human Rights

Information related to human security / human rights in North Korea

DPRK claps back at UN chief, defends lockdown against human rights concerns

DPRK claps back at UN chief, defends lockdown against human rights concerns

UN Secretary-General recently raised concerns about border closure’s ‘adverse’ impact on food security, vaccine rollout

DPRK claps back at UN chief, defends lockdown against human rights concerns
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim August 26, 2021
North Korea exports beer made with rice to China after declaring food crisis

North Korea exports beer made with rice to China after declaring food crisis

Pyongyang sold $40,000 in beer to Beijing in July in first booze exports of 2021, according to Chinese trade data

North Korea exports beer made with rice to China after declaring food crisis
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko August 25, 2021
UNICEF secures another sanctions exemption to send COVID aid to North Korea

UNICEF secures another sanctions exemption to send COVID aid to North Korea

The DPRK is still showing no signs of opening up, making the timeline for delivery unclear

UNICEF secures another sanctions exemption to send COVID aid to North Korea
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung August 24, 2021
As Kim Jong Un slims down, North Korean state media covers body weight issues

As Kim Jong Un slims down, North Korean state media covers body weight issues

Cartoon on state TV features girl criticizing friend for being overweight

As Kim Jong Un slims down, North Korean state media covers body weight issues
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll August 23, 2021
North Korea says it’s still COVID-19 free, develops new testing equipment

North Korea says it’s still COVID-19 free, develops new testing equipment

New reported technology comes as WHO says total tested in DPRK exceeds 36,000

North Korea says it’s still COVID-19 free, develops new testing equipment
Bryan Betts
Bryan Betts August 22, 2021
Seoul-based nonprofit publishes human rights dossiers on 30 North Koreans

Seoul-based nonprofit publishes human rights dossiers on 30 North Koreans

Reports detail torture, murder, forced abortions in effort to hold DPRK accountable for 'crimes against humanity'

Seoul-based nonprofit publishes human rights dossiers on 30 North Koreans
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung August 20, 2021
North Korean rocket launch site, villages flooded as state media silent

North Korean rocket launch site, villages flooded as state media silent

Soldiers mobilized to build homes by hand in some areas affected by August floods, but others yet to see relief

North Korean rocket launch site, villages flooded as state media silent
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko August 20, 2021
DPRK-China trade inches up in July, but experts say normalization still far off
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DPRK-China trade inches up in July, but experts say normalization still far off

Overall trade volume remains a fraction of pre-pandemic levels, despite jump in exports to PRC

DPRK-China trade inches up in July, but experts say normalization still far off
Bryan Betts
Bryan Betts August 19, 2021
COVAX offers almost 3 million doses of Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine to North Korea

COVAX offers almost 3 million doses of Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine to North Korea

WHO representative to DPRK says country could successfully manage vaccine rollout with ‘adequate’ support

COVAX offers almost 3 million doses of Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine to North Korea
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim August 19, 2021
The strange case of the Japanese man who chose to stay in North Korea

The strange case of the Japanese man who chose to stay in North Korea

Captured decades ago, Takeshi Terakoshi still lives in Pyongyang with his North Korean wife and kids

The strange case of the Japanese man who chose to stay in North Korea
Oliver Jia
Oliver Jia August 19, 2021
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