North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Central Report Meeting Marking 20th Anniversary of KJI Land Management Mobilization

  A central report commemorating the 20th anniversary of Kim Jong Il’s (Kim Cho’ng-il) treaties publication and initiation of land management mobilization was held at the People’s Palace of Culture … Continue reading

08/12/2016

Mangyo’ngdae Children’s Camp Formally Reopened

The Mangyo’ngdae Children’s Camp, which was under renovation, reopened on June 6 (Monday) following a ceremony.  Attending the ceremony were Kim Su Gil (Chairman of the Pyongyang Workers’ Party of … Continue reading

06/07/2016

Pyongyang Mass Rally Held to Support 200 Day Battle

  A mass rally to promote the 200 Day speed battle took place at Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang on June 1 (Wednesday).  Among those attending the rally from … Continue reading

06/03/2016

Floral Wreaths Placed at Ri Po Ik’s Grave

Senior DPRK officials delivered floral wreaths to the grave of Ri Po Ik (1876-1959), grandmother of late DPRK president and founder Kim Il Sung (Kim Il-so’ng), in Mangyo’ngdae on May … Continue reading

06/03/2016

Joint Conference Discusses 5 Year Plan and Declares 200 Day Speed Battle

A joint national conference of Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK], DPRK Government, economic and Korean People’s Army [KPA] officials was held at the People’s Palace of Culture in Pyongyang during … Continue reading

05/30/2016

Kim Jong Un Attends Photo-op with Party Congress Participants

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his attendance at a mass rally and parade in Kim Il-so’ng Square on May 10 DPRK state media reported on May 13 (Friday) … Continue reading

05/14/2016

Post-Party Congress Events

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his attendance on the last day of the Seventh Congress of the Workers’ Party of Korea on May 9 Kim Jong Un (Kim … Continue reading

05/11/2016

KPA Official Anniversary Marked

The official anniversary of the Korean People’s Army [KPA] was marked on April 25 (originally it was February 8). On April 24 (Sunday) a central report meeting marking the KPA’s … Continue reading

04/28/2016

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 … Continue reading

04/21/2016

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