North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

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

Kulloja Anniversary Marked

A meeting marking the 70th anniversary of Kulloja, the theoretical ideological journal of the Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Central Committee, was held at the People’s Palace of Culture in Pyongyang … Continue reading

10/29/2016

Kim Jong Un Attends KCU Photo-op and Concert

Kim Jong Un attended a photo-op and concert at Mangyo’ngdae Schoolchildren’s Palace on June 7 (Tuesday) with Korean Children’s Union [KCU] delegates to events marking the KCU’s 70th anniversary.  Also … Continue reading

06/08/2016

Korean Children’s Union Commemorates 70th Anniversary

A national joint meeting of the Korean Children’s Union was held on June 6 (Monday) at the plaza in front of Ku’msusan Palace of the Sun.  Attending the meeting was … Continue reading

06/08/2016

Multiple Launch Rocket Systems Delivered to KPA

    Multiple-launch rocket systems [MLRS], Sonyo’n (children) model, were presented by the Korean Children’s Union [KCU] to the Korean People’s Army [KPA] during a ceremony in Hamhu’ng, South Hamgyo’ng, … Continue reading

06/03/2016

70-Day Campaign Officially Ends, Sets the Table for 7th Party Congress

  The 70 Day labor campaign (speed battle) preceding the 7th Congress formally ended this week.  According to a report published by KCNA on May 5 (Thursday) the campaign was … Continue reading

05/06/2016

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

Kim Jong Un Orders Construction of Ryomyo’ng Street in Pyongyang

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his attendance at a reentry simulation at T’aeso’ng Machine Factory DPRK state media reported on March 18 (Friday) that Kim Jong Un visited … Continue reading

03/17/2016

Kim Jong Un Attends MLRS Test

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his visit to T’aeso’ng Machine Factory Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) attended the test firing of multiple-launch rocket systems [MLRS] which will be … Continue reading

03/03/2016

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