The resolution over North Korean human rights situation will be discussed at the General Assembly's plenary session on December 18-19, a South Korean Foreign Affairs Ministry official told Yonhap.
Chad, which is holding the presidency of the UN Security Council in December, has been negotiating with South Korea and other countries about whether to place the issue on the Security Council's agenda, the official added.
In November, the UN General Assembly's third committee passed a resolution condemning North Korea's human rights record and urged a referral of the country to the International Criminal Court (ICC) for alleged crimes against humanity.
North Korea Leader Kim Jong Un denied the accusations, saying that the committee's decision was backed by the United States and other countries aiming to overthrow the ruling regime. On November 29, North Korea released a report blaming the United States and other countries for fabricating the human rights charges against the country.