New York

3 January 2013

Note to correspondents in response to South Korean newspaper article

The Spokesperson for the Secretary-General is aware of a report in the South Korean newspaper Dong-A Ilbo about a possible visit by the Secretary-General to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and has the following to say:  "This report is totally baseless. I wish to make it absolutely clear that there are no plans for or discussions about such a visit by the Secretary-General as reported."