DPRK (North Korea)

  • On Monday (11 December), the Security Council is expected to hold a meeting on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). The briefers are expected to be the High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein (by VTC) and...

  • December 2017

    DPRK (North Korea)

    Monthly Forecast

    In December, the Council is expected to hold a ministerial-level meeting on the threat and challenges posed by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to international peace and security. It is also expected to hold a meeting on the human rights situation in the DPRK. At press time, a group of at least nine countries was planning to send a joint letter by 1 December requesting that such a meeting be held. As in previous years, China is expected to object to the meeting, thus prompting a procedural vote. At press time it was unclear whether there would be enough votes to proceed with the meeting. The item, “The situation in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea” was placed on the Council agenda through a procedural vote on 22 December 2014 and discussed also in 2015 and 2016, each time following a procedural vote. (Council decisions of a procedural nature need nine affirmative votes for a decision to be adopted, and the veto does not apply.)

  • This afternoon (29 November), at the request of Japan, the Republic of Korea (ROK) and the US, the Security Council will hold a public meeting on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) following its launch of an intercontinental ballistic...

  • Today (21 September), the Security Council will hold a ministerial-level briefing on the threat posed by the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) and their delivery systems. Izumi Nakamitsu, High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, is expected to brief. The...

  • This evening (11 September), the Security Council is expected to vote on a draft resolution expanding sanctions on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). The draft is a response to the DPRK’s test of a nuclear device on 3...

  • This afternoon (29 August), at the request of Japan, the Republic of Korea (ROK) and the US, Security Council members will hold consultations on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s (DPRK) 28 August missile launch over Japan. This missile launch...

  • 4 August 2017

    DPRK Sanctions Resolution Vote*

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    The Security Council is expected to vote tomorrow afternoon (5 August) on a draft resolution imposing additional sanctions on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). The US produced the draft after several weeks of bilateral discussions with China. Today...

  • August 2017

    DPRK (North Korea)

    Monthly Forecast

    In August, the chair of the 1718 DPRK Sanctions Committee, Ambassador Sebastiano Cardi (Italy), is due to brief Security Council members in consultations on the Committee’s work. In addition, the Council may adopt a resolution in response to the DPRK’s 4 July missile test. At press time, bilateral negotiations on the draft text were ongoing between China and the US. Additional meetings may be called for if there is another missile launch during the month.

  • This afternoon the Security Council will be briefed by Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs Miroslav Jenča on the 4 July launch of a ballistic missile, possibly of intercontinental range, by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). The meeting is...

  • This afternoon, the Council is expected to adopt a resolution on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) that will add 14 individuals and four entities to the 1718 consolidated sanctions list. As is normally the case for Council decisions...

  • Tomorrow afternoon (16 May), at the request of Japan, the Republic of Korea (ROK) and the US, Security Council members are scheduled to hold consultations to discuss the 14 May missile launch conducted by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea...

  • May 2017

    DPRK (North Korea)

    Monthly Forecast

    In May, the chair of the 1718 DPRK Sanctions Committee, Ambassador Sebastiano Cardi (Italy), is due to brief Security Council members in consultations on the Committee’s work.

  • Tomorrow morning (28 April), the Security Council will hold a ministerial-level meeting with a briefing by the Secretary-General to discuss denuclearisation of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). The meeting will be chaired by US Secretary of State Rex...

  • March 2017

    DPRK (North Korea)

    Monthly Forecast

    In March, the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution to renew for another 13 months the mandate of the Panel of Experts assisting the 1718 Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) Sanctions Committee.  

  • On Monday afternoon (27 February), the chair of the 1718 Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) Sanctions Committee, Ambassador Sebastiano Cardi (Italy), is scheduled to brief Council members in consultations on the work of the Committee. It will be Cardi’s...