The Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea has now ratified, without reservation, the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).

According to the official records of the UN Office of Legal Affairs Treaty Collection, the ratification became effective on December 6, 2016. Pursuant to the terms of the Convention, the government will now be responsible for submitting a report on its compliance to the treaty within 2 years, by January 6, 2019, and thereafter every 4 years.