|UNHRC Resolution on North Korea passes by consensus|
For the first time in history of the DPRK Resoultion, the member countries of the 19th Human Rights Counil passed the resolution on the situation of human rights in the DPRK by consensus on March 22, 2012. It means that all of the member countries recognized the validity of the resolution without a need to vote on it. China, Russia and Cuba dissociated themselves from consensus, but they haven't exercised their right to call for a vote.
The news came at night few days after our organization came back from Geneva. We held our parallel meeting there on March 13 in cooperation with Human Rights Watch and Connectas. Ms. Hye Sook Kim who spent 28 years in North Korean political prison camp since the age of 12, talked about her experience. It was the second time Ms. Kim testified in Geneva after the 11th Conference on North Korean Human Rights and Refugees which was held there in November 2011. These two events allowed many diplomats, UN officials and NGOs to directly learn about how life in North Korea really looks like.
Eunyoung Kim and Joanna Hosaniak from the International Cooperation and Campaign Team also met with several diplomats and requested African and South American countries for support on the resolution.
Big thanks to our friends in Geneva at the HRW and Connectas for their hard work and for helping us to increase our international campaign and advocacy efforts!
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