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WATCH UN ECOSOC VOTE ON HRNK CONSULTATIVE STATUS LIVE (4/17 10:00AM)
April 17, 2018


Washington, DC, April 16, 2018 – Tomorrow, Tuesday, April 17, at 10:00 AM EDT, the 54 member UN Economic and Social Council will be taking action on a resolution to grant UN consultative status to the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea (HRNK).
 
We invite friends and supporters of HRNK to watch the UN ECOSOC proceedings in real time at:
 
http://webtv.un.org/
 
Established in 2001 by a group of scholars, human rights and democracy experts, private sector representatives, and former diplomats, The Committee for Human Rights in North Korea (HRNK) is the leading US-based bipartisan, non-governmental organization in the field of DPRK human rights research and advocacy. HRNK has published more than thirty major reports documenting the status of DPRK compliance with fundamental human rights standards embedded in UN treaties and documents including the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, which the DPRK has accepted.
 
Obtaining consultative status would tremendously amplify the already strong voice of HRNK as an organization dedicated to promoting human rights for the people of the DPRK through UN channels. UN consultative status would be a significant landmark in the 17-year history of HRNK and would contribute to the strengthening of the role of civil society at the UN.
 
For media inquires, please contact:
 
Greg Scarlatoiu
 
Executive Director
Committee for Human Rights in North Korea (HRNK)
Tel: 202-499-7973
Email: executive.director@hrnk.org

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