On May 5, in New York City, the Government of Japan will hold the INTERNATIONAL
SYMPOSIUM on Human Rights Violations, including Abductions by North Korea.
Last year, momentum began to build on improving the human rights situation in North Korea. The international community expressed its concerns through the publication of a COI report, adoption of strong, groundbreaking resolutions by the UN Human Rights Council and the UN General Assembly, and the first formal UN Security Council meeting on the human rights situation in North Korea, during which the abduction issue was raised.
Japan has been leading international discussion of North Korean human rights issues, and is holding this symposium to strengthen international momentum. We hope that the symposium will generate further progress in the resolution of human rights violations by North Korea, including the abduction issues.
1. INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM on Human Rights Violations, including Abductions by North Korea
Time: May 5 (Tuesday) 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Venue: HOTEL ONE UN NEW YORK (NYC)
Eriko YAMATANI – Minister in Charge of the Abduction Issue,GoJ
Marzuki DARUSMAN – Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights situation in the DPRK
Robert R. KING – U.S. Special Envoy for North Korean Human Rights
Family members of abductees, etc.
※ Speakers are subject to change. Other speakers may be added.
Views expressed by speakers who are not from the GoJ do not necessarily reflect the views
of the GoJ.
-This symposium will be aired live to North Korea（9910KHz）.
2. The GoJ will also hold a poster session at the same time and location regarding abductions by North Korea and the efforts made by the GoJ, the NARKN, and the ICMJPRNK.