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Even minor provocation can ‘freeze’ north-south relations on peninsula, DPR Korea leader tells UN

01 October 2015 – Speaking at the United Nations General Assembly,Ri Su Yong, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) denounced the United States for abusing its powers at the UN Security Council and thereby violating the ‘sovereignty, dignity, peace and security of our nation.

At UN, Japan announces major boost in assistance for Syrian and Iraqi refugees

29 September 2015 – In his address to the annual high-level meeting of the General Assembly, Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, vowed to enhance his country's assistance to refugees and internally displaced persons from Syria and Iraq.

Breakthrough needed to ensure nuclear-test-ban treaty enters into force – UN chief

29 September 2015 – Lamenting the fact that nearly two decades after its negotiation the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) has still not entered into force, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged world leaders gathered at the United Nations to demonstrate the necessary political will to usher in a nuclear-weapon-free world.

Divided peninsula ‘last remaining vestige of Cold War,’ Republic of Korea President tells UN

28 September 2015 – In her address to the annual high-level meeting of the General Assembly, President Park Geun-hye of the Republic of Korea (ROK) cited the Iranian nuclear deal as she urged the international community to focus on resolving the North Korean nuclear issue.

Countries need to step up search of disappeared persons – UN human rights group

18 September 2015 – The United Nations Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances today urged countries to make the search of disappeared persons a priority, saying that governments now have more information on the number of mobile phones than on the number of disappeared persons.

UN atomic energy chief highlights importance of science and technology for development

14 September 2015 – The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) today stressed the importance of science and technology for development, as he highlighted the links between the Sustainable Development Goals that will be adopted by United Nations Member States next week and the work of the Agency.

Global nuclear-test ban urgently needed for safer, more secure world – UN officials

10 September 2015 – Top United Nations officials today highlighted the existential threat posed by nuclear testing, and called for all States that have not yet done so to sign and ratify the international treaty that seeks to achieve a ban on such testing.

Relations on Korean peninsula ‘taking a new turn,’ says UN rights expert

09 September 2015 – At the end of a five-day visit to the Republic of Korea, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) said today that the relationship between the two countries is “taking a new turn.”

At governing body, UN atomic energy chief spotlights sustainable development, Iran nuclear deal

07 September 2015 – Supporting the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be a key focus for the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in years to come, Director General Yukiya Amano told a meeting of the Agency's Board of Governors in Vienna today, where he also provided an update on the application of nuclear safeguards in Iran, Democratic Republic of Korea and Syria.

Ban welcomes agreement to resume regular inter-Korean dialogue, hopes for talks on nuclear issue

24 August 2015 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the news of the agreement reached between the Republic of Korea and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea today.