Kim Jong Un's Speeches and Public Statements
A collection of speeches and summaries of speeches given by DPRK Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un. Translations are official unless otherwise noted.
In May 2016, North Korea’s ruling Workers’ Party held its first Party Congress since 1980. Kim Jong Un made several speeches during the Congress, which the Korean Central News Agency translated, summarized, and published. This document includes those speeches, as well as an article on the “Decision of Seventh Congress of WPK.”
Text of the annual New Year address by Kim Jong Un, as published by KCNA on January 2, 2016.
Speech delivered at a major military parade celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Workers' Party of Korea, delivered October 10, 2015.
Text attributed to Kim Jong Un marking the 70th anniversary of the Korean Workers' Party, published October 4, 2015.
Speech delivered by Kim Jong Un to mark the opening of a new hydraulic power station, reported by KCNA on October 4, 2015.
Speech given by Kim Jong Un on July 26, 2015.
Letter attributed to Kim Jong Un, published by KCNA on May 28, 2015.
Letter titled "Let Us Usher In a New Heyday of the Movement of Koreans in Japan True to the Intention of the Great Comrade Kim Jong Il," published by KCNA on May 26, 2015.
Letter sent by Kim Jong Un to the Seventh National Conference of Sportspeople on March 25, 2015.
Let the Entire Party, the Whole Army and All the People Conduct a Vigorous Forest Restoration Campaign to Cover the Mountains of the Country with Green Woods
Speech by Kim Jong Un on forest restoration, delivered February 26, 2015.
Speech by Kim Jong Un on agriculture policy, delivered January 28, 2015.
Official translation of Kim Jong Un's 2015 New Year's Speech, delivered on January 1 at the Workers' Party of Korea Central Committee Office Building.
Speech on ideological work, delivered February 27, 2014
Letter published by KCNA concerning Kim Jong Un's candidacy for election to the Supreme People's Assembly, published February 19, 2014
Kim Jong Un's Letter to Participants in National Conference of Subworkteam Leaders in Agricultural Sector
Statement on agricultural policy endorsing the "subworkteam management system," published February 7, 2014.
Annual speech delivered by Kim Jong Un setting out the DPRK's policies and priorities for 2014
Let Us Add Eternal Brilliance to Comrade Kim Jong Il's Great Idea and Achievements of the Songun Revolution
Speech given by Kim Jong-un on "Day of Songun," August 25, 2013.
To the Functionaries, Working People and Officers and Men of People’s Army Who Devoted All Their Efforts to Magnificently Embellish the Plaza Park of Kumsusan Palace of the Sun
Article attributed to Kim Jong-un, published in Rodong Sinmun in Korea on May 1, 2013. This article is noteworthy as one of the first occasions in which a DPRK supreme leader used the word “reform” in a positive connotation in a publicized written document.
Letter of Appeal: Let Us Create the 'Masiknyo'ng Speed' and Usher in a New Heyday on All Fronts of Socialist Construction
This letter attributed to Kim Jong-un appeared in Rodong Sinmun on June 4 in the Korean edition; it urges the rapid construction of a world-class ski resort.
Full text of a report by Kim Jong Un at the 31 March 2013 plenary meeting of the Workers Party of Korea Central Committee
Unofficial translation of Kim Jong Un's speech at the March 2013 plenary meeting of the Central Committee of the Workers Party of Korea.