Former UK Ambassador to DPR (North) Korea, Expert appointed to Panel of DPRK Experts at UN Security Council
Areas of interest: All things DPR (North) Korea
John has extensive knowledge of China, North Korea and South America. He speaks and reads Chinese, Russian, French, German and Spanish, and some Korean. He is currently a Pantech Fellow at Shorenstein APARC, Stanford University, where he writes and presents papers on a range of issues associated with North Korea.
During his tenure as Ambassador, John conveyed to DPRK authorities the international community’s outrage at 2006 missile and nuclear tests. He aslo advised on response by international community to these. From January to June 2008, he served as local president of European Union in Pyongyang, and travelled widely within the country.
He makes frequent appearances on BBC (TV news, Today Programme, World this Weekend) discussing North Korea. Interviewed by Jon Snow on Channel 4 News and by Bloomberg. Lectures on North Korea, including at London School of Economics, Manchester Business School and Asia House. Advice to various companies on trading with or investing in North Korea. Former trustee of YHA (Youth Hostels Association) and of London Cycling Campaign, Sustrans volunteer. Retired from Foreign and Commonwealth Office October 2008.
In 2011, John Everard was appointed to the Panel of Experts created by the UN Security Council in UN Security Council Resolution 1874 (after the DPRK’s May 2009 nuclear test). The Panel assists the UN Committee established after the first nuclear test (the “1718 Committee”) in carrying out its mandate; gathers, examines and analyses information relevant to implementing the measures agreed by the Security Council; and recommends actions to improve their implementation. The post is based in New York but John travels extensively to inspect shipments of banned goods that have been intercepted by member states.
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