“UN Security Council places human rights in North Korea on its agenda

On 22 December 2014 at United Nations Headquarters in New York, the Security Council voted to place the issues of human rights in North Korea on its agenda for ongoing attention by the Council.  This decision was adopted with 11 concurring votes; 2 contrary votes (China and the Russian Federation) and 2 abstentions (Chad (the current President) and Nigeria).  The Security Council accepted the reference as recommended by an earlier vote of the plenary session of the General Assembly of the United Nations (116:20:55), in turn following an earlier vote of the Human Rights Council in New York (30:6:9).  Many interventions at the Security Council referred with praise to the work of the Commission of Inquiry chaired by Hon. Michael Kirby (Australia).    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ioTo7xw_-xc

and also, http://webtv.un.org/watch/ivan-Šimonović-on-the-situation-of-human-rights-in-the-democratic-peoples-republic-of-korea-security-council-media-stakeout-22-december-2014/3957338562001