North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Kim Ki Nam Funeral Committee

Kim Ki Nam, former DPRK propaganda and culture chieftain, passed away due to old age and chronic health (“decrepitude and multiple organ dysfunction,” according to KCNA) at the age of 94 in Pyongyang on 7 […]

May, 08

Cabinet Ministries Hold Party Committee Meetings

Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Committees in DPRK Cabinet Ministries [hereafter, Cabinet Ministry Party Committees] held enlarged plenary meetings last between 14 March (Tuesday) and 17 March (Friday).  Expanded plenary sessions of the Ministry of […]

Mar, 22

DPRK Cabinet Party Committee holds meeting

The Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Committee of the DPRK Cabinet (hereafter, the Cabinet Party Committee) held an expanded meeting on 15 March (Wednesday) as a follow-up to the last Central Committee plenum meeting. DPRK […]

Mar, 16

FM Issues Statement on human rights critique ahead of joint exercises

The DPRK Foreign Ministry issued a statement on 13 March (Monday) ahead of the kick-off of US-ROK joint exercises, Freedom Shield and Warrior Shield.  The Foreign Ministry said:   The Foreign Ministry of the DPRK […]

Mar, 14

Central Committee Plenum Holds Break-out Sessions

The 7th plenum of the 8th Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Central Committee held sideline consultative policy meetings on 28 February (Tuesday). “Sectional study and consultative meetings to frame scientific, realistic and dynamic measures for […]

Mar, 01

Day Two at the CC Plenum

The second day of the 7th plenary meeting of the 8th Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Central Committee took place in central Pyongyang on 27 February (Monday).  Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n; KJU) once again […]

Feb, 28

KJU Attends Disaster Response Meeting

Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n; KJU) chaired a meeting on the DPRK’s disaster prevention programs at the 25 April House of Culture on 4 and 5 September (Sunday and Monday).  The meeting was held for […]

Sep, 07

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