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

KPA General Staff Issues Statement

The Korean People’s Army [KPA] General Staff issued a statement on August 8 (Tuesday) responding, primarily, to recent UN Security Council sanctions against North Korea’s recent missile tests and the recent public commentary of senior […]

Aug, 09

KCU Holds KJI Birthday Induction Ceremony

The Korean Children’s Union held its annual national meeting and induction ceremony in Pyongyang February 16 (Tuesday) on the birth anniversary of late DPRK leader Kim Jong Il (Kim Cho’ng-il).  In addition to the KCU […]

Feb, 16

Mangyo’ngdae Schoolchildren’s Palace Reopens

The renovated Mangyo’ngdae Schoolchildren’s Palace was formally re-opened at a ceremony in Pyongyang on December 8 (Tuesday).  Attending the ceremony were Kim Ki Nam (Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Secretary for Propaganda and Agitation [information […]

Dec, 09

Kim Jong Un Visits Renovated Mangyo’ngdae Schoolchildren’s Palace

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his inspection of Wo’nsan Shoe Factory DPRK state media reported on December 1 (Tuesday) that Kim Jong Un visited the Mangyo’ngdae Schoolchildren’s Palace in Pyongyang, which has recently […]

Nov, 30

Kim Jong Un Visits Pyongyang Orphanage and Baby Home

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his delivery of the 2015 New Year’s Address Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited the  Pyongyang Baby Home and Orphanage on January 1 (Thursday).  Among those attending his […]

Jan, 02

Kim Jong Un Visits Songdowon International Children’s Camp (revised)

DPRK state media reported on 6 July (Sunday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited Songdowon International Children’s Camp in Wo’nsan, Kangwo’n Province.  Attending his visit to the camp were Han Kwang Sang (Director of […]

Jul, 05

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