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Democratic Republic of Korea (North Korea)

Eastern Asia

Women

North Korea is not included in the Gender Inequality Index. Women should always be considered as a particularly vulnerable group though.

Children

North Korea has a Workplace Index score of 6.5, a Marketplace Index score of 4.9 and a Community and Environment Index score of 5.3 in the Children’s Rights and Business Atlas, where countries receive scores between 0 and 10. A score closer to 0 reflects a need for basic children’s rights due diligence, while a higher score reflects a need for enhanced or heightened due diligence. Children should always be considered as a particularly vulnerable group though. 

Persons with Disabilities

Due to differences in data collection and definitions it is difficult to compare countries on disability prevalence rates. Persons with disabilities should always be considered as a particularly vulnerable group though.

Minorities and Indigenous Peoples

According to the World Directory of Minorities and Indigenous Peoples, North Korea is one of the world’s most homogeneous countries in linguistic and ethnic terms. There is only one very small Chinese minority estimated in the mid-2000’s at around 50,000.

Migrant Workers​

According to the ILO Global Estimates on International Migrant Workers, migrant workers as a proportion of all workers is 0.5 % in the subregion Eastern Asia.

Persons in Armed Conflict

North Korea ranks 30 out of 179 countries in the Fragile States Index, where a high rank equals high fragility. For monthly crisis updates, check out CrisisWatch