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NORTH KOREA - UNITED NATIONS
UN accuses North Korea of violence in state-run prison camps, including against newborns
The United Nations commission heard eyewitness accounts about the North Korea's prison camp system where babies are drowned, vermin thrive and people accused of political and social crimes are executed. Pyongyang rejects the accusations.
04/01/2007 UNITED NATIONS – NORTH KOREA
North Korea and the Middle East, Ban Ki-moon’s top priorities
In his first news conference, the new UN secretary general calls for greater collective involvement in solving crises like the North Korea stand-off, Sudan, Middle East, Iran, Iraq and Lebanon. He states his first policy goals as the UN calls on the Iraqi president to suspend death sentences.
23/01/2013 NORTH KOREA - UNITED NATIONS
Pyongyang tells UN, it will pursue its nuclear programme
UN Security Council votes unanimously (China included) to boost sanctions against the Stalinist regime for pursuing its rocket programme. For Pyongyang, the decision is undemocratic and unrealistic; denuclearisation will come when the whole world does it.
11/10/2006 NORTH KOREA SOUTH KOREA
Pyongyang threatens UN, sanctions mean war
Tokyo and Washington adopt unilateral measures against Pyongyang; both want use of force included in any UN sanctions. Beijing calls for calm but agrees to a tough response. Seoul dithers.
17/11/2006 SOUTH KOREA NORTH KOREA UNITED NATIONS
Seoul to vote for UN resolution on human rights violations in North Korea
For the first time ever, South Korea will join the international community to condemn human rights abuses by Pyongyang. The change was likely due to the election of a South Korean, Ban Ki-moon, to the UN's top job.
30/10/2006 NORTH KOREA
North Korea celebrates nuclear test while firing and selling more arms
"Spontaneous" manifestations of joy for the nuclear test of 9 October took place. Before the feasting, Pyongyang launched five missiles and, according to American charges, has sold at least 40 to African and Middle Eastern countries.
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