Focus – The DPRK Nuclear and Ballistic Crises
(March - April 2017)


Overview of the UNSC Resolutions, latest EU documents, publications of the Consortium and publications from the network regarding the DPRK nuclear and ballistic crises

“Earlier today the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) launched several ballistic missiles in utter disregard of multiple UN Security Council Resolutions, including the latest one, 2321 of 30 November 2016. These actions are illegal and further raise tensions in the region and beyond to the detriment of all.

The DPRK must halt all launches using ballistic missile technology and abandon its ballistic missile programmes in a complete, verifiable and irreversible manner, as required by the UN Security Council.

The DPRK needs to immediately re-engage in a credible and meaningful dialogue with the international community, in particular the Six-Party Talks.

I will also be in contact with the Foreign Minister of Japan and of our other international partners to further discuss the international response over the coming days.”

Statement by the HRVP Federica Mogherini on the launch of ballistic missiles by the DPRK, Bruxelles, 6 March 2017

UNSC Resolutions

As of 24 March 2017, 37 Member States have submitted reports on the implementation of resolution 2321 (2016) and 80 Member States on the implementation of resolution 2270 (2016).

EU Resources

“The European Union (EU) has a policy of critical engagement towards the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK). Its goals are to support a lasting diminution of tensions on the Korean peninsula and in the region, to uphold the international non-proliferation regime and to improve the situation of human rights in the DPRK.” EU/EEAS

Publications of the Consortium

International conferences

Ad hoc seminars

Non-Proliferation Papers

Publications from the network

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