#UNSC to meet 3pm Mon Dec. 22 on human rights in #DPRK. #UN political affairs chief Feltman, #UN rights ASG Simonovic to brief – diplomats
#UNSG Ban on #Pakistan school attack: “Getting an education is every child’s right. Going to school should not have to be an act of bravery”
#UNSG Ban condemns #Pakistan school attack as “an act of horror and rank cowardice to attack defenseless children while they learn.”
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – North Korea on Monday asked the United Nations Security Council to add the issue of torture by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency to its agenda as the council prepares to hold a meeting next week on alleged human rights abuses by the Asian state.
The council is due to meet on Dec. 22 or Dec. 23 on human rights in North Korea after two-thirds of the 15-members pushed for the issue to be added to the body’s agenda. A U.N. report in February detailed abuses in North Korea that it said were comparable to Nazi-era atrocities.