UN blasts NKorea for ne­glect­ing its peo­ple

The Columbus Dispatch - - Nation&world -

UNITED NA­TIONS — A key U.N. com­mit­tee ap­proved a res­o­lu­tion Tues­day con­demn­ing North Korea for di­vert­ing its re­sources to pur­sue nu­clear weapons and bal­lis­tic mis­siles in­stead of help­ing its peo­ple, over half of whom need more food and im­proved med­i­cal care.

The res­o­lu­tion spon­sored by the Euro­pean Union and Ja­pan was adopted with­out a vote by the Gen­eral As­sem­bly’s hu­man rights com­mit­tee. It now goes to the 193-mem­ber as­sem­bly, which is cer­tain to adopt it in De­cem­ber.

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