Security Council Report on Korean affairs

There is a new Security Council Report Monthly Forecast on North Korea available now. For those that weren’t aware, the Security Council Report is an independent external reporter on the work of the Security Council and its overall performance. According to SCR itself, it is:

…an independent not-for-profit organisation in affiliation with Columbia University’s Center on International Organization.  Security Council Report was founded with the encouragement of the former UN Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, and with the support of the governments of Canada and Norway, the Rockefeller Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, each of which have nominated representatives to the Governing Board…

The vision for Security Council Report stems from the belief that the lack of consistent, high quality, publicly-available information about the Council’s activities—and those of its subordinate bodies—is a consistent barrier to the effective performance of the Council itself as well as constituting a major handicap for the member states at large, and the wider public.

The SCR provides monthly reporting on major issues including North Korea. It also does forecasts for the next month in the SC. Needless to say, the SCR is an important resource for any researcher interested in Korean peninsula affairs without the time to pay attention to UNSC coverage of Korean questions.

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