The United Nations (UN) is an intergovernmental organization established after World War II in 1945 to promote international cooperation and maintain international security.
The UN has 193 members, and its headquarters are in New York City. Its objectives also include promoting human rights, fostering social and economic development, protecting the environment and humanitarian aid. It is financed through contributions from its member states.
North Korea's ambassador to the United Nations, Kim Song, issued an urgent and unusual appeal for food assistance in February. As aid organizations prepare to help avert a looming hunger crisis in North Korea, how can they make sure aid deliveries reach those in need and aren't diverted instead? DW speaks with Greg Scarlatoiu, Executive Director of the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea.