Vice FM to address N. Korean human rights issues at U.N. session next week

Second Vice Foreign Minister Kang In-sun will attend the upcoming session of the U.N. Human Rights Council next week and address North Korea's human rights violations, the foreign ministry said Thursday. Kang will deliver a keynote speech at the high-level session of the U.N. human rights council in Geneva on Tuesday (local time), in which she will highlight South Korea's commitment to promoting international human rights, the ministry said. She will also call for the international community's support and cooperation regarding North Korea's grave human rights situations. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the 2014 release of a landmark U.N. Commission of Inquiry report on the North's human rights abuses. Prior to attending the U.N. session, Kang is scheduled to give a speech at the multilateral Conference on Disarmament forum in the Swiss city. Kang also plans to meet with key officials of the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights and the High Commissioner for Refugees. Source: Yonhap News Agenc y