The U.S. Special Representative for North Korea, Steven Biegun, will attend a UN Security Council session on North Korea on Wednesday.
The State Department said Tuesday that Biegun will travel to New York to join UN Ambassador Kelly Craft, who will lead the session as council president.
Washington requested the meeting to get a comprehensive update on recent developments on the Korean Peninsula, including the regime's missile launches and the possibility of a larger scale provocation.
Biegun will meet with UN Permanent Representatives prior to the Council session during a lunch hosted by Ambassador Craft.
The arrangement of the meeting is seen as a way for the U.S. to pressure North Korea after Pyeongyang conducted what it claims was a "very important test" widely believed to be a solid-fuel engine for an ICBM.