Wednesday November 21, 2018 09:25

NORTH KOREA Press Releases

Meet the New Marine Biologist at Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort Lifestyle—20 Aug 18

Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort has appointed Joan Li as the new resident marine biologist to take forward the OZONE (Outrigger's ZONE) conservation initiative. A Chinese national from near the North Korean border, Joan says her new job is a dream

Human Rights are key to progress in North Korea talks, says UN expert General—26 Apr 18

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The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Democratic People`s Republic of Korea, Tomás Ojea Quintana, has warned the States involved in any denuclearisation negotiations that avoiding the topic of human rights in North Korea could jeopardise sustainable agreements in the future.

"A denuclearisation deal will remain fragile if it sidelines the rights and needs of the DPRK population. Peace and security cannot be achieved only in the form of intergovernmental agreements but also, and perhaps more importantly, in the shape of domestic policies that guarantee the full enjoyment of human rights without discrimination," the expert said.

Leaders of the two Koreas will meet on 27 of April for the first time in 11 years, while efforts are being stepped up to organise a summit between North Korea and the US by the end of May 2018. South Korea has already indicated that human rights concerns will not be included in Friday's agenda, but for Ojea Quintana the issue must be brought back in focus.

"In line with what the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has been advocating, I call upon all concerned Governments to uphold human rights as a conflict prevention and peacebuilding mechanism," he said. "The DPRK has proven to be a tough negotiator, and not even mentioning human

North Korea detente: UN expert urges opening for human rights General—09 Mar 18

Welcoming rapprochement on the Korean peninsula, including possible discussions about denuclearisation, the UN Special Rapporteur, Tomás Ojea Quintana, called on the Government of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea to take the opportunity

S. Korean town set to open annual ice-fishing festival on Jan. 6 General—22 Dec 17

More than a million visitors are expected to brave probable subzero weather Jan. 6 to take part in the opening of an ice-fishing festival, organized byNARA Foundation, in the South Korean town of Hwacheon near the border with North Korea, organizers said

US student case is reminder of prison conditions in North Korea UN rights General—28 Jun 17

A United Nations Special Rapporteur has called for respect for the human rights of detainees in North Korea, after the release of US student Otto Warmbier earlier this week. Mr. Warmbier was arrested last year during a trip to Pyongyang and given a

UN expert backs moves to restart Korea family reunions within two months General—22 Jun 17

A United Nation human rights expert on North Korea has backed proposals to resume family reunions for people separated since the 1950-1953 war, stressing that time is running out for many elderly relatives. "There have not been any reunions since October

UN disability expert welcomes opportunity for constructive dialogue on human rights in North General—18 May 17

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities, Catalina Devandas-Aguilar, welcomed a number of positive steps on disability issues taken by the Government of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, but noted that

UN disability rights expert announces first visit to North Korea General—27 Apr 17

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities, Ms. Catalina Devandas-Aguilar, will conduct an official visit to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea from 3 to 8 May 2017 to learn about the situation of persons with

Korean and Japanese versions, see below North Korea / Human rights: New UN Special Rapporteur in General—14 Nov 16

GENEVA / SEOUL / TOKYO (14 November 2016) – The new United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), Tomás OJEA QUINTANA, will visit for the first time the Republic of

Risks Of Instability In North Korea Continue To Constrain The Rating On The Republic Of Stcoks—05 Oct 10

Standard & Poor's Ratings Services said today that significant uncertainties remain from a possible succession in the near future in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea). We continue to view instability as an important constraint on

ทีวีไกด์: ภาพยนตร์สารคดีชุด History Asia ตอน North Korea, A Day In The Life ออกอากาศวันอาทิตย์ที่ บันเทิง—27 Nov 09

ภาพยนตร์สารคดีชุด History Asia ตอน North Korea, A Day In The Life ออกอากาศวันอาทิตย์ที่ 29 พฤศจิกายน 2552 เวลา 21.00 น. ทางช่อง HISTORY (TrueVisions A23 และ D48) ภาพยนตร์สารคดีที่ไร้คำบรรยายชุดนี้ ครอบครัวของหงซุนหุ่ยคนงานสตรีในโรงงานสิ่งทอ

Title: History Asia: North Korea, A Day In The Life Entertainment—27 Nov 09

Title: History Asia: North Korea, A Day In The Life Channel: HISTORY on TrueVisions A23 and D48 Date & Time: Sunday, November 29, 2009 at 9.00 p.m. In this narration-less documentary the family of Hong Sun Hui, a female worker in a textile factory, is

Moody's says N Korean tests show regional and global event risks Stcoks—01 Jun 09

Moody's Investors Service says North Korea's latest long-range missile test and its second nuclear detonation underscore the geopolitical event risk that South Korea faces from its communist neighbor, and more widely for the rest of Asia and globally.

Program Title: Jet vs. Jet Channel: The History Channel on TrueVisions (A23) and Entertainment—17 Nov 08

Program Title: Jet vs. Jet Channel: The History Channel on TrueVisions (A23) and (D48) Telecast date: Tuesday, November 18, 2008 Telecast Time: 9.00 p.m. In the skies above North Korea, a new kind of air war is raging at 500mph...jet vs. jet dogfighting

Program Title: Jet vs. Jet Channel: The History Channel on TrueVisions (A23) and Entertainment—17 Nov 08

Program Title: Jet vs. Jet Channel: The History Channel on TrueVisions (A23) and (D48) Telecast date: Tuesday, November 18, 2008 Telecast Time: 9.00 p.m. In the skies above North Korea, a new kind of air war is raging at 500mph...jet vs. jet dogfighting

S&P: Republic of Korea Ratings Unaffected By Shutdown Of North Korea's Nuclear Stcoks—17 Jul 07

Standard & Poor's considers recent news of North Korea's shutdown of its nuclear reactor encouraging. But this move alone is not enough to change the landscape of geopolitical risk on the Korean peninsula or alter our current sovereign credit ratings

Tourism implications of the North Korean nuclear test General—11 Oct 06

The reported test of a nuclear bomb in North Korea this week should come as no surprise to the world. The North Korean regime has flagged its intentions to develop a nuclear weapons capability for well over a decade. It will remain a matter of speculation

North Korea's Impact On Tourism General—11 Oct 06

The tourism industries of Eastern Asia need to develop a series of contingency plans to deal with the possible security and economic implications of North Korea's recent decision to test its nuclear capabilities and the international responses to North Ko

North Korea's Unconfirmed Nuclear Test Could Lead To Meltdown In North-East Asia, Article General—10 Oct 06

The repercussions of an as yet unconfirmed nuclear test by North Korea could be severe, although a lowering of the ratings on the Republic of Korea's (A/Stable/A-1) would not be certain, according to an article published today by Standard & Poor's tit

CNN's Mike Chinoy goes on a NORTH KOREAN JOURNEY Entertainment—01 Sep 05

Airtimes: Saturday, September 3 at 10:30 and 19:30 (replay) Sunday, September 4 at 02:30, 07:30 and 18:30 (replay) Monday, September 5 at 04:30 (replay) CNN's Senior Asia Corresponent Mike Chinoy has been to North Korea 14 times, more than any Western jou

S&P: South Korea faces greater credit risk from North Korea, than Taiwan from Stcoks—14 Jan 05

South Korea (foreign currency A-/Stable/A-2, local currency A+/Stable/A-1) faces greater credit risk from North Korea, than Taiwan (AA-/Negative/A-1+) does from China, because of the prospect of reunification and its associated fiscal costs. This partly e

North Korea has bigger harvest,but millions still need food aid General—23 Nov 04

PYONGYANG/ROME, 23 November 2004 - Despite its best harvest in ten years, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) will post another substantial food deficit in 2005 and require external aid to support more than a quarter of its 23.7 million peopl

Korea: Woori operates in North Korea Stcoks—14 Sep 04

Woori Bank of South Korea has been selected as the first commercial bank to operate in North Korea. The bank is scheduled to begin operations in November in the pilot site of a huge industrial park. The branch will mainly deal with remittances and foreign

2004 Fall Book Release - Separated at Birth: How North Korea Became the Evil General—03 Mar 04

Last week, former Green Beret Lieutenant Colonel Gordon Cucullu signed on with Lyons Press who will publish his new book called Separated at Birth: How North Korea became the Evil Twin. Lyons said that it will be "numero uno" in their fall catalog and tha

S&P: Limited impact of North Korea tension on ratings General—27 Feb 03

Standard & Poor's Ratings Services today said the threat issued by North Korea to restart its Yongbyon nuclear reactor and continue enriching uranium in other undisclosed locations has heightened geopolitical risks in North Asia. This tension has been fur

Moody's: South Korea's rating changed General—11 Feb 03

Moody's Investors Service has changed the outlook on the long-term ratings of South Korea to negative from positive, prompted by heightened security concerns stemming from North Korea's nuclear weapons program. South Korea's ratings currently stand at A3