United States Mission to the United Nations
Office of Press and Public Diplomacy
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 23, 2023
Media Advisory: The United States and Republic of Korea to Host Panel Discussion on the Human Rights Situation in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
The Missions of the United States and Republic of Korea to the United Nations will host a panel discussion on the human rights situation in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) tomorrow, October 24, from 1:15-2:30 p.m. EDT. This side event will explore the human rights situation in the DPRK and their links to international peace and security.
Opening remarks will be delivered by:
- Ambassador Lisa A. Carty, U.S. Representative to the Economic and Social Council
- Ambassador Joonkook Hwang, Permanent Representative of the ROK
- Ambassador Björn Olof Skoog, Head of Delegation of the European Union
Panelists will include:
- Ambassador Julie Turner, U.S. Special Envoy on North Korean Human Rights Issues
- Ambassador Shin-wha Lee, ROK Ambassador for International Cooperation on North Korean Human Rights
- Ms. Elizabeth Salmón, UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in the DPRK
- Mr. James Turpin, Moderator, Chief of Prevention and Sustaining Peace Section, Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights – New York Office (OHCHR NYO)
Participants will hear from the panel on the instrumental role the international community can play to bring about human rights improvements for the people of the DPRK, as well as explorable options to hold the DPRK account for its human rights violations and abuses.
Space allowing, UN-accredited members of the press are invited to attend the side event in person in Conference Room E of UN Headquarters, New York.