August 16, 2022

North Korea to erect first major monument to Kim Jong Un

While also devoted to Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il, monument shows new personality cult developing

A new monument to Kim Jong Un, as well as his father and grandfather, will be constructed at the historically significant Mount Paektu, the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported on Wednesday.

While dedicated to all three of North Korea’s leaders, this represents the first announcement of a major public monument that is - in part - dedicated to the youngest Kim, who assumed power in late 2011.