All posts tagged "united nations"

  • North Korean defectors Joseph Kim, left, Jay Jo, center, and Kim Hye-Sook participate in a panel on North Korean human rights abuses at United Nations headquarters, Thursday, April 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
    UN human rights committee OKs resolution on N. Korea

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly’s human rights committee has adopted a resolution condemning North Korea’s bleak human rights situation and encouraging the Security Council to refer the country to the International Criminal Court. The...

    • Posted November 19, 2015
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  • United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
    UN says Ban will not visit N. Korea next week

    NEW YORK (Yonhap) — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has no plan to visit North Korea next week, his office said Wednesday amid speculation that the two sides may be in a last-minute scramble to fix a schedule....

    • Posted November 18, 2015
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  • US envoy calls for pressure on N. Korea to tackle human rights abuses

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — A top U.S. official on the North’s human rights on Wednesday called for continued pressure on North Korea to improve its dismal human rights situation, calling the process to resolve it a “long, tough...

    • Posted November 12, 2015
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  • Farmers work in a rice field, Wednesday, June 24, 2015 in South Hwanghae, North Korea. North Korea may be facing a poor harvest and possible food shortages due to unusually light rainfall in some parts of the country so far this year. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
    Tens of thousands of N. Koreans forced into labor abroad: UN

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A U.N. investigator says tens of thousands of North Koreans are being sent to work abroad in conditions that amount to forced labor to circumvent U.N. sanctions and earn foreign currency for the...

    • Posted October 29, 2015
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  • Chinese pianist Lang Lang laughs as he performs during FC Bayern Munich show. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
    S. Korean orchestra to hold concert at UN featuring Lang Lang

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — South Korea’s traditional music orchestra will hold a concert at the United Nations building this week to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the international organization, the organizer said Wednesday. The concert...

    • Posted October 21, 2015
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  • Hoesung Lee (AP Photo)
    Korean energy economist to head UN climate science panel

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A South Korean professor of climate change economics will lead the Nobel Prize-winning group of climate scientists who keep track of global warming. Hoesung Lee, elected chairman Tuesday of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate...

    • Posted October 6, 2015
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    Pope Francis greeted by Ban Ki-moon before UN Assembly

    NEW YORK (AP) — In a day of both forceful words and eloquent silence, Pope Francis stood before the United Nations on Friday to decry the destruction of the environment through the “selfish and boundless thirst” for...

    • Posted September 25, 2015
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