UN office head Signe Poulsen arrived in Seoul in August after serving as human rights adviser in Papua New Guinea. She vowed to keep the issue of human rights violations by Pyongyang on the UN agenda.
North Korea dismissed accusations that it routinely commits crimes against humanity at a panel discussion in Geneva on Monday, stating that the allegations are a conspiracy.
Pyongyang criticized the the move to create a UN office in Seoul. North Korea consistently denies requests by UN officials to visit the country.