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SIPRI expert appointed to UN Panel of Experts

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed SIPRI Senior Researcher Hugh Griffiths to the UN Panel of Experts monitoring UN sanctions on the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK, North Korea).

The UN's New York-based Panel of Experts established pursuant to UN Security Council Resolution 1874 (2009) is composed of nationals from the five permanent members of the UN Security Council (China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States) as well as Japan, the Republic of Korea (ROK, South Korea) and South Africa.

Griffiths has been appointed to the Panel as an air transport expert as of 1 June, and will be on a leave of absence from his position as Head of SIPRI's Countering Illicit Trafficking–Mechanism Assessment Projects (CIT-MAP) until his return.

Read an article by Griffiths and Dermody, Loopholes in UN sanctions against North Korea, which was recently published in 38North.