North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

2nd Plenary Session of the 7th WPK Central Committee Held

The second plenary meeting of the 7th Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] was held on October 7 (Saturday).  The last plenary meeting of the 7th Central Committee of the WPK was […]

Oct, 08
Kim Jong Un Attends Photo-op with Schoolteachers

Kim Jong Un Attends Photo-op with Schoolteachers

KJU’s last observed appearance was his attendance at a September 9 concert with personnel involved in the DPRK’s sixth nuclear test DPRK state media reported on September 12 (Tuesday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) […]

Sep, 14
Pyongyang Holds Party Conference

Pyongyang Holds Party Conference

The Pyongyang City Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Committee held its party conference (tangdaep’yohoe) at the People’s Palace of Culture on April 19 (Tuesday) and April 20 (Wednesday).  Pyongyang is a directly-governed city so this gathering […]

Apr, 21

Chagang Provincial Party Conference Held

DPRK state media reported on April 20 (Wednesday) that the Chagang (Jagang) Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Provincial Conference was held in the province’s capital Kanggye.  The conference was attended by members of the Chagang […]

Apr, 20

Conferences Held to Elect Delegates to 7th Party Congress and Provincial Party Meetings

The Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Committee of the Korean People’s Army [KPA] Conference was held at the Ministry of the People’s Armed Forces [MPAF] teaching hall in Pyongyang during April 12 (Tuesday) and April […]

Apr, 16

Joint Slogans Announced for 7th Party Congress

Ideological joint slogans of the Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Central Committee and the WPK Central Military Commission were published on February 17 in the run-up to the 7th Party Congress in May.  According to […]

Feb, 18
CPRK Issues Statement on the Closure of Kaeso’ng Industrial Zone

CPRK Issues Statement on the Closure of Kaeso’ng Industrial Zone

The Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea (also known as the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Fatherland) issued a statement on the closure of the Kaeso’ng Industrial Zone (complex) on February 11 […]

Feb, 11

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