North Korea to assume rotational presidency of UN disarmament conference

(VOVWORLD) - North Korea will lead the United Nations' Conference on Disarmament in a rotational one-month presidency later this year, the UN has said.

North Korea is among six countries – along with China, Colombia, Cuba, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Ecuador – that will assume this year's chairmanship for four weeks each in alphabetical order.         

The first session began Monday under China's presidency, with North Korea's turn set for May 30 to June 24.