KCL Model United Nations Society
Today’s session <ul><li>KCL MUN Simulation -  UN Security Council: “Nuclear Weapons in North Korea” </li></ul>
UN Security Council: Nuclear Weapons in North Korea
Structure of Presentation <ul><li>Topic introduction </li></ul><ul><li>North-Korea and WMD’s </li></ul><ul><li>Internation...
Topic introduction <ul><li>October 2006 – Democratic People’s Republic of North Korea tests nuclear weapon </li></ul><ul><...
North Korea and Weapons of Mass-Destruction <ul><li>Insecurities after Korean War led DPRK to develop nuclear weapons </li...
International Community involvement <ul><ul><li>Most UN efforts have gone unheeded due to lack of consensus </li></ul></ul...
Current situation <ul><ul><li>Still existing regional threat of North-Korea’s nuclear stockpile </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li...
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KCL MUN 2012-02-07 Nuclear Weapons in North Korea

  1. 1. KCL Model United Nations Society
  2. 2. Today’s session <ul><li>KCL MUN Simulation - UN Security Council: “Nuclear Weapons in North Korea” </li></ul>
  3. 3. UN Security Council: Nuclear Weapons in North Korea
  4. 4. Structure of Presentation <ul><li>Topic introduction </li></ul><ul><li>North-Korea and WMD’s </li></ul><ul><li>International Community involvement </li></ul><ul><li>Current situation </li></ul>
  5. 5. Topic introduction <ul><li>October 2006 – Democratic People’s Republic of North Korea tests nuclear weapon </li></ul><ul><li>2009 – another test (no intention to end program) </li></ul><ul><li>Anno 2012: North Korea in a period of transition </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Kim Il Jong’s death </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Renewed focus on economic development </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. North Korea and Weapons of Mass-Destruction <ul><li>Insecurities after Korean War led DPRK to develop nuclear weapons </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology for carriers developed with (reluctant) help of China and USSR, weapons with Pakistani expert A.Q. Khan’s help </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>North Korea ratified the NPT on December 12, 1985 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1994: Clinton administration brokers deal with North-Korea leading to end of unofficial nuclear development program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2003: Ostracized North Korea withdraws from </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2006 onwards: the nuclear age </li></ul><ul><ul><li>North Korea tests a nuclear weapon amidst international controversy on 09/10/2006 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2009: second test </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. International Community involvement <ul><ul><li>Most UN efforts have gone unheeded due to lack of consensus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>North-Korean withdrawal from NPT makes sanctions/controls through IAEA impossible </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Six-party talks (featuring the PRC, Russia, Japan, South Korea and the US) have been most fruitful, but have also failed in 2006 </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Current situation <ul><ul><li>Still existing regional threat of North-Korea’s nuclear stockpile </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>North-Korea’s unusual interests have made it respond poorly to traditional enforcement mechanisms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Traditional UN Policy has failed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Current situation is complicated by Chinese (be it at times reluctant) allegiance to protecting its Communist neighbour </li></ul></ul>
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