North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

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 Yong Nam at NAM

Supreme People’s Assembly Presidium President and Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Political Bureau Presidium Member Kim Yo’ng-nam [Kim Yong Nam] attended the Non-aligned Movement [NAM] summit on Margarita Island, Venezuela. … Continue reading

09/19/2016

Chuseok Floral Wreath Ceremonies

Wreath laying ceremonies were held throughout the DPRK at cemeteries for revolutionary heroes and martyrs, soldiers and war dead on September 15 (Thursday) to mark Harvest Moon Day (Chuseok; harvest … Continue reading

09/19/2016

Kim Jong Un Visits Medical Oxygen Factory

DPRK state media reported on September 15 (Wednesday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited the recently constructed Medical Oxygen Factory.  Also in attendance were Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] … Continue reading

09/16/2016

DPRK Celebrates Foundation Day: The Sequel

  A variety of public ceremonies and cultural events were held throughout the DPRK on September 9 (Friday) to mark the 68th anniversary of the foundation of the country.   … Continue reading

09/10/2016

Economic Planning Meeting Held

  A national meeting of those active in economic planning was held September 5, 2016 (Monday) at the People’s Palace of Culture. In attendance were DPRK Premier and State Affairs Commission (SAC) … Continue reading

09/10/2016

DPRK Celebrates Foundation Day

  On September 8th, 2016 (Thursday), a central report meeting was held at the People’s Palace of Culture to celebrate the 68th anniversary of the founding of the DPRK. Also … Continue reading

09/08/2016

DPRK Constitution Text Released Following 2016 Amdendments

DPRK state media has disseminated the amended and revised edition of its constitution. It was revised during the fourth session of the 13th Supreme People’s Assembly [SPA], on June 29 … Continue reading

09/04/2016

Senior Officials Celebrate Youth Day

  On August 28, 2016 (Sunday), senior party and state officials celebrate youth day along with the youth of the DPRK. In attendance were Supreme People’s Assembly Presidium  President Kim Yo’ng-nam … Continue reading

08/28/2016

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