All posts tagged "united nations"

  • Marzuki Darusman (Yonhap)
    UN envoy urges prosecution of N. Korean leader for human rights violations

    GENEVA (Yonhap) — A special rapporteur of the United Nations on North Korean human rights called for the prosecution of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and other ranking officials of the communist state for violating the human...

    • Posted March 14, 2016
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  • President Park Geun-hye, of South Korea, addresses the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters, Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
    South Korea questions North Korea’s UN membership

    By Kim Hyo-jin South Korea is questioning North Korea’s eligibility to be a member of the United Nations in connection with its recent provocations in breach of U.N. resolutions. During a U.N. open discussion Monday on the...

    • Posted February 19, 2016
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    Six UN Ambassadors unite for rock album under name ‘UNRocks’

    By Yi Whan-woo Oh Joon, South Korea’s ambassador and a permanent representative to the United Nations will release a rock album with five other U.N. ambassadors on Thurday sources said Wednesday. It said the six ambassadors worked on...

    • Posted December 9, 2015
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  • Ambassador Choi Kyong-lim, permanent representative for the Republic of Korea to the United Nations in Geneva (Newsis)
    Korean ambassador named new UN Human Rights Council president

    Ambassador Choi Kyong-lim, South Korea’s permanent representative to the United Nations’ Geneva office, has become the first Korean elected to the presidency of the United Nations Human Rights Council. The appointment, announced Monday, is effective Jan. 1,...

    • Posted December 7, 2015
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  • United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon delivers a speech at the COP21, United Nations Climate Change Conference, in Le Bourget, outside Paris, Monday, Nov. 30, 2015. (Eric Feferberg/Pool Photo via AP)
    Ban Ki-moon calls for world free of nuclear weapons

    By Brian Han As U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon gears up for a potential meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, he hopes to spread a grander vision of a world free of nuclear weapons. “Now is...

    • Posted December 7, 2015
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  • United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and his wife, Yoo Soon-taek, visit an exhibition by Korean artist Kim Geun-tae inside U.N. headquarters Thursday for International Day of Persons with Disabilities. (Yonhap)
    UN holds cultural event for International Day of Persons with Disabilities

    The United Nations’ International Day of Persons with Disabilities Thursday was celebrated by a cultural event inside its New York City headquarters. “The theme for this day says it all: inclusion matters,” U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said...

    • Posted December 4, 2015
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  • South Korean soldiers patrol along the coast of the western island of Yeonpyeong, South Korea. (Yonhap)
    UN criticizes China for deporting NK defectors

    By Yi Whan-woo The United Nations condemned China for forcibly repatriating North Korean defectors even though they will face the risk of persecution on their return, South Korean officials said Thursday. Officials from the Ministry of Foreign...

    • Posted November 20, 2015
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