The DPRK urges the UN to reform the “irrational structure” of the Security Council, which they view as being dominated by Western powers.
Kim Song, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of DPRK to the UN, stated that the United Nations must increase and reinforce the representation of developing countries, which make up the majority of the organization.
The top priority in UN activities is to prevent the Security Council from being manipulated for the benefit of certain powers and instead uphold the principles of fairness, neutrality, and fairness. This is crucial given the Council’s important role in maintaining global peace and security,” he emphasized.
It is simply an offensive remark.
Mr. Kim mentioned recent Council meetings that were held to discuss two separate topics: the country’s legitimate right to launch a satellite and human rights issues.
He stated that it is a disrespect to the principles of the UN Charter for the Security Council to bring up the sovereign rights of a country and unjustly criticize their human rights situation.
“Illicit actions aimed at undermining the autonomy of nations, meddling in their internal affairs, and inciting conflict and disunity should be halted by the Security Council through addressing issues that go against its purpose and responsibilities,” he stated.
The main goals of the United Nations are to maintain international peace and security, develop friendly relations among nations, achieve international cooperation in solving economic, social, cultural, and humanitarian issues, and promote respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms.
The primary objectives of the United Nations are to uphold global peace and security, foster amicable relationships between nations, facilitate international collaboration in addressing economic, social, cultural, and humanitarian concerns, and advocate for the protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms.
Mr. Kim stressed that the United Nations’ main goals are peace, prosperity, progress, and development, which continue to be universal aspirations for humanity.
The end of the COVID-19 global public health emergency was acknowledged by him, attributing it to the combined efforts of the international community. However, the pandemic continues to cause socio-political instability.
Furthermore, atypical weather occurrences like El Niño have resulted in various catastrophic events, resulting in significant human and material damages. This serves as a reminder that addressing climate change is an urgent shared responsibility that we can no longer ignore.
He emphasized the importance of finding effective solutions and promoting cooperation among nations based on international law and principles, in order for humanity to successfully achieve the objectives of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development despite facing various challenges and crises.
The United States and South Korea are both acting in an excessive and uncontrolled way.
To make matters more problematic, certain countries within the United Nations are deliberately causing conflicts between nations in pursuit of dominance and personal gain.
In a statement, he warned that the United States has designated 2023 as a highly perilous year, with attempts to instigate a nuclear war. He condemned leaders from the US and Republic of Korea for their aggressive and confrontational rhetoric, such as using phrases like ‘end of the regime’ and ‘occupation of Pyongyang’, which blatantly disregard the principles and goals outlined in the UN Charter.
He further stated that the US is attempting to establish an “Asian version of NATO,” a military alliance that includes European countries, the US, and Canada.
“The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) remains resolute and unwavering in its commitment to protect the country’s sovereignty, security interests, and the well-being of its people from hostile threats from external forces,” he stated. He also urged the US and its allies to reflect on the consequences of their hostile actions and make wise decisions based on the potential outcomes.
The complete statement can be accessed here.