38th Session of the UN Human Rights Council Was Held

The 38th session of the UN Human Rights Council was held from June 18 to July 6, 2018 at the UN Secretariat in Geneva, Switzerland.

Representatives of more than 150 countries, including the DPRK, and over 200 governmental and non-governmental organizations participated in the meeting and discussed the issues on ten agenda items including the human rights situation of all countries around the world, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, elimination of racial discrimination, and the human rights situation in Palestine and occupied Arab territories.

At the meeting, the DPRK delegation introduced the present situation of our country in which all people fully enjoy their genuine human rights under the politics of attaching great importance to, respecting, and loving the people unfolded by Chairman Kim Jong Un of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK. The delegation also stressed the principled position that any attempt to make use of human rights as a tool for interference in internal affairs of other countries should never be tolerated.

The representatives of China, Russia, Cuba, Venezuela, Iran and many other countries rejected politicization, selectivity and double standards of human rights while advocating the necessity for resolving problems through dialogues and cooperation. In particular, Belarus and Myanma strongly demanded the abolition of the system of special rapporteurs for specific countries, the main obstacle that impedes promotion and protection of genuine human rights.

The meeting was closed after adoption of about 20 resolutions including those on social forum, and human rights and international solidarity co-sponsored by the DPRK, Cuba, Venezuela, Syria, and several other countries.