North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

KPA General Staff Issues Spox Statement Defending Military Exercises, Missile Drills

The Korean People’s Army [KPA] General Staff issued a spokesman statement on April 10 (Monday) which noted that the “US, accustomed to groundlessly taking issue with the DPRK, went reckless … Continue reading

04/11/2017

Women’s Union Holds 6th Congress

The Korean Democratic Women’s Union [KDWU] held its Sixth Congress at the People’s Palace of Culture in central Pyongyang on November 17 (Thursday) and November 18 (Friday).  Attending the congress … Continue reading

11/19/2016

Kim Jong Un Attends GFTUK Photo-op

KJU’s last observed appearance was his visit to Ryongaksan Soap Factory DPRK state media reported on October 30 (Sunday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) attended a commemorative photo-op with … Continue reading

10/30/2016

Trade Unions Hold 7th Congress

The General Federation of Trade Unions of Korea [GFTUK] held its 7th Congress at the People’s Palace of Culture in Pyongyang October 25 and October 26 (Tuesday and Wednesday).  Among … Continue reading

10/30/2016

Wreath Laying Ceremonies Held to Mark Anniversary of Kim Jong Suk’s Demise

Floral wreath-laying ceremonies were held on September 22 (Thursday) to mark the 67th anniversary of the death of Kim Jong Suk (Kim Cho’ng-suk), wife of late DPRK President and founder … Continue reading

09/23/2016

Kim Jog Un Visits KPA Tree Nursery #122

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his visit to an exhibition of machinery and equipment DPRK state media reported on May 15 (Sunday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) … Continue reading

05/16/2016

Last of the Provincial Party Conferences Held

The last three Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] provincial conferences convened to elect delegates and observers to the 7th Party Congress have been held.  DPRK state media reported on April … Continue reading

04/26/2016

Party Conferences Held

DPRK state media reported on April 21 (Thursday) that the South Hamgyo’ng, North Hwanghae and Raso’n Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK]  provincial party conferences took place.  The party conferences were … Continue reading

04/23/2016

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 … Continue reading

04/20/2016

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