United States Mission to the United Nations
Office of Press and Public Diplomacy
For Immediate Release
July 14, 2023
Readout of Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield’s Meeting with Defectors of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
The below is attributable to U.S. Mission to the United Nations Spokesperson Nate Evans:
Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, U.S. Representative to the United Nations, met today with young defectors of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). The Ambassador heard firsthand the defectors’ stories of living under the DPRK government’s human rights abuses and violations and expressed appreciation for their courage and commitment to human rights advocacy.
Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield reiterated the United States’ continued work, both in and outside of the United Nations, to amplify defector voices, and ensure that the UN Security Council remains seized by this ongoing issue of international peace and security.