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Kim Jong Un's Speeches and Public Statements

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A collection of speeches and summaries of speeches given by DPRK Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un. Translations are official unless otherwise noted.

Kim Jong Un's 2016 New Year Address

Text of the annual New Year address by Kim Jong Un, as published by KCNA on January 2, 2016.

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Kim Jong Un Makes Speech at Military Parade and Public Procession of Pyongyang Citizens

Speech delivered at a major military parade celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Workers' Party of Korea, delivered October 10, 2015.

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The Cause of the Great Party of Comrades Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il Is Ever-Victorious

Text attributed to Kim Jong Un marking the 70th anniversary of the Korean Workers' Party, published October 4, 2015.

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Speech at Inauguration Ceremony of Paektusan Hero Youth Power Station

Speech delivered by Kim Jong Un to mark the opening of a new hydraulic power station, reported by KCNA on October 4, 2015.

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Kim Jong Un's Letter of Thanks to Party and Youth League Organizations

Letter attributed to Kim Jong Un, published by KCNA on May 28, 2015.

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Kim Jong Un's Letter to Chongryon and Koreans in Japan

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.

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Let Us Usher In a New Heyday of Building a Sports Power in the Revolutionary Spirit of Paektu

Letter sent by Kim Jong Un to the Seventh National Conference of Sportspeople on March 25, 2015.

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Guidelines Set Forth to Develop Nation's Animal Husbandry

Speech by Kim Jong Un on agriculture policy, delivered January 28, 2015.

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2015 New Year's Address

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.

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Kim Jong Un Sends Open Letter to Voters throughout Country

Letter published by KCNA concerning Kim Jong Un's candidacy for election to the Supreme People's Assembly, published February 19, 2014

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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.

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2014 New Year Address

Annual speech delivered by Kim Jong Un setting out the DPRK's policies and priorities for 2014

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Kim Jong Un Speaks in National Conference of Light Industry

Excerpts of a speech given by Kim Jong Un to North Korea's National Council of Light Industry, published in the Pyongyang Times on March 23, 2013.

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