The Role of the U.N. in North Korea and the Need for Humanitarian Aid and Development Cooperation

Jérome Sauvage, Deputy Director, UNDP Washington Office

RSVP required by 5PM on May 2

The United Nations are the largest single organization providing humanitarian and development assistance to North Korea (DPRK). This assistance has varied over time in nature, quantity and in its always challenging challenging operating conditions. The international community has often questioned whether the United Nations could guarantee that the aid was not being diverted or would not shore up the regime. Assistance has also occasionally be conditioned to progress in denuclearization talks. The speaker, Jérome Sauvage, recently completed an assignment of over three years as the Resident Coordinator of the United Nations in North Korea. He traveled extensively throughout the country and spoke about the humanitarian situation in the country. He will discuss the UN’s engagement with the government and assistance to the people of North Korea.

Tuesday, May 07, 2013 | 12:00 pm — 1:15 pm
Philippines Conference Room, Encina Hall, 3rd Floor