New how-to guides: Supporting Effective Implementation of UN Sanctions on North Korea

New Small Arms Survey guides on how to support effective implementation of UN sanctions on North Korea

In response to the major threat posed by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK/North Korea) to international peace and security, the UN Security Council has established a range of multilateral sanctions on the country—including an arms embargo. However, North Korea continues to systematically circumvent and evade these sanctions through a variety of means and techniques. A new resource from the Small Arms Survey provides an overview of such techniques with a view to aid stakeholders strengthen their implementation and enforcement of the sanctions regime.

Supporting Effective Implementation of UN Sanctions on North Korea, authored by Hugh Griffiths, former coordinator of the UN Panel of Experts on North Korea, is a set of three How-to guides focusing on:

  • How to prevent North Korean arms embargo violations
  • How to prevent North Korean sanctions evasion through diplomatic channels
  • How to prevent North Korean designated entity sanctions evasion

Available in Arabic, English, and French, the guides aim to support the UN sanctions regime on North Korea by helping practitioners, stakeholders, and other subject matter experts identify evasion trends and practical risk assessment techniques. They are produced as part of the Small Arms Survey’s Strengthening Implementation and Enforcement of the Arms Embargo on North Korea (SAENK) project.

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