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Living History with Ambassador Christopher Hill

Negotiating the Six Party Talks and Dealing with North Korea’s Nuclear Program

In 2003, the Six Party Talks were launched to seek a peaceful resolution to the challenges posed by North Korea’s nuclear weapons program. The Six Party Talks were designed to be a multilateral mechanism for negotiations with all the relevant stakeholders in the region. The participating states included China, South Korea, North Korea, the United States, Japan, and Russia.

Former ROK Foreign Minister Han Sung-Joo

U.S.-ROK Allied Coordination in Negotiating 1994 AGREED FRAMEWORK

The 1994 Geneva Agreed Framework was signed between the United States and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) on October 21, 1994.

Michael Kirby

DEVELOPING THE UN COMMISSION OF INQUIRY ON HUMAN RIGHTS IN NORTH KOREA REPORT

The United Nations Human Rights Council established the Commission of Inquiry (COI) on Human Rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) on March 21, 2013. The mission of the Commission was to investigate the “systematic, widespread and grave violations of human rights” in the DPRK, otherwise known as North Korea. After countless hours of careful examination of the substantial evidence provided by hundreds of witnesses at public hearings, the commissioners launched the report in Geneva on February 17, 2014.

Ambassador Robert Gallucci

Negotiating the 1994 Agreed Framework

The 1994 Agreed Framework was the result of negotiations between the United States and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) over the course of nearly two years. Signed on October 21, 1994, the goal of the agreement was to freeze North Korea’s suspected nuclear weapons program.

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