Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (at podium) addresses a ceremony commemorating the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the UN Charter in San Francisco in 2015. UN Photo/Mark Garten
SEOUL - 18 December 2017: The United Nations is expected to adopt a resolution condemning North Korea's human rights violations for the 13th consecutive year this week, diplomatic sources said Sunday, Yonhap news agency reported.
The UN General Assembly is scheduled to convene at 10 a.m. on Tuesday to deal with a new draft resolution on North Korea's rights conditions, which was approved on Nov. 14 by the Third Committee, which oversees humanitarian issues, according to the sources.
It is likely to be passed by consensus as no member countries have requested a vote, they added.
The draft resolution urges the North to "immediately put an end" to the human rights violations and provide foreign detainees with access to diplomatic missions in the country, as well as any other necessary arrangements to "confirm their status and to communicate with their families."
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