“Michael Kirby and Kim Song, North Korean Ambassador to United Nations, disagree in New York.
On 22 October 2014 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, a side event to the meeting of the General Assembly was organised by the UN Missions of Australia, Botswana and Panama. This event, chaired by Ambassador Gary Quinlan (Australia) included participation of DPRK refugees. Exceptionally, Kim Song, the DPRK Deputy Head of Mission attended and challenged the report of the Commission of Inquiry on DPRK which Michael Kirby had chaired. Mr Kirby urged DPRK to release the COI report in North Korea and to invite COI members to Pyongyang to explain it and answer questions. "