The 9th Congress of the Kim Il Sung Socialist Youth League was held with splendor in Pyongyang on Saturday and Sunday in presence of Kim Jong Un, Chairman of the WPK (Workers’ Party of Korea). There were also Hwang Pyong So, Choe Ryong Hae, Kim Ki Nam and other people and delegates.
Present there as observers were officials of party, administrative and armed forces organs, those in the field of education of youths, a delegation of the Korean Youth League in Japan and a delegation of Federation of Young Korean Nationals in China.
Man and woman delegates presented a floral basket to Kim Jong Un. He was also presented with silk banners by the heads of the delegations.
The congress approved the following agenda items:
- “On review of work of the Central Committee of the Kim Il Sung Socialist Youth League”
- “On review of work of the Central Auditing Commission of the Kim Il Sung Socialist Youth League”
- “On election of the central leadership organ of the youth league”.
- “On renaming the youth league”
- “On revising the rules of the youth league”
Jon Yong Nam, first secretary of the Central Committee of the youth league, made a report on the first agenda item.
The reporter said that the period from the 8th Congress of the League of Socialist Working Youth till today has been proud days when the youth league has been further cemented as the glorious youth league of the leaders and the Party thanks to the outstanding idea and leadership of the peerlessly great men of Mt. Paektu and when the youth league has dynamically advanced in the van of the all-people advance for ushering in the new era of the Juche revolution, Songun revolution, braving the grim tempest of history.
The idea and politics of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) on prioritizing the youth are the great idea and politics which created the glorious history of victory of the Korean revolution and the youth movement and built a youth power, the reporter said.
The WPK’s idea and politics on prioritizing the youth are associated with the warm loving care, trust and noble outlook on the future of President Kim Il Sung, leader Kim Jong Il and Marshal Kim Jong Un, the reporter noted, and went on:
The great Comrade Kim Il Sung, after starting his revolutionary activities with the work with youth and exploring the path of the Korean revolution with the youth movement, founded the unique idea of prioritizing the youth on the basis of the Juche idea and clearly indicated the way to be followed by the youth movement in each period and at each stage of the developing revolution.
It was thanks to him that the position and role of the youth were put on the highest level as the vanguard and main unit responsible for the most difficult and labor-consuming field of the revolutionary struggle and social movement and backbone unit which would shoulder upon itself the destiny of the future for the first time in history, and this unfolded the new history of the Juche-oriented youth movement in which the young people dynamically push ahead with the revolutionary movement as vanguard.
The great Comrade Kim Jong Il who regarded it as the eternal strategic line of the WPK to prioritize the youth and put up the slogan “Love the Youth!” developed the youth league into the youth organization of the leader and trained the youth to be dependable vanguard fighters upholding the cause of the WPK in the van.
He handed over the torch of the revolution to the youth and led the youth league and the youth with his deep trust and loving care so that they might creditably perform their mission and duty as the eternal companions of the Party, reserve combat unit and detached force of the supreme commander.
The respected Comrade Kim Jong Un who is carrying forward the leaders’ noble intention of prioritizing and loving the youth, has made great efforts to prepare the youth league and the youth as reliable reserves, advancing group and wing of the Party.
The most important achievement made by the youth league in its work during the period under review is that it has developed into the youth league of the great Comrades Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il both in name and reality.
Another achievement is that the youth league has fully prepared the young people as the young vanguard of the WPK, made sure that they created legendary stories about heroic youth in defending the country and in every worksite for building a socialist power and demonstrated the might of the youth power and prepared schoolchildren as dependable pillars of powerful Korea who are knowledgeable, virtuous and healthy.
The reporter called on the youth league organizations and the youth to perform their role as the reserves, advancing group and wing of the Party in the drive for accomplishing the socialist cause of Juche in hearty response to the important tasks set forth at the 7th Congress of the WPK.
He said that it is an important duty facing the youth league and the young Koreans to accomplish the historic cause of national reunification as early as possible.
The youth league will steadily raise the position and influence of the Paektusan youth power, boost the solidarity and cooperation with world progressive youths and students aspiring after independence against imperialism and make a positive contribution to the development of the world youth and students movement and the realization of the world independence by firmly adhering to the Party’s idea and principle of foreign policy, he added.
Speeches were made at the congress.
A report on the second agenda item was made by Kim Ju Il, chairman of the Central Auditing Commission of the youth league.
A congratulatory group of the Korean Children’s Union entered the venue of the congress.
It read out a congratulatory poem “We Offer Congratulations to Elder Brothers and Sisters of Young Vanguard” addressed to the 9th Congress of the youth league.
The third agenda item was discussed at the congress.
The Central Committee of the youth league was elected.
All candidates for members and alternate members of the C.C., the youth league who had been nominated were elected members and alternate members of the C.C., the youth league with the unanimous approval of the delegates.
The Central Auditing Commission of the youth league was elected. All candidates for members of the commission who had been nominated were elected members of the commission with the unanimous approval of the delegates.
The contents of the resolution of the First Plenary Meeting of the 9th Central Committee of the youth league were published at the congress.
The Executive Committee of the Central Committee of the youth league was elected.
Jon Yong Nam was elected first secretary of the C.C., the youth league and Pak Chol Min, Jang Hyon Chol, Pae Chung Il, Kim Kyong Jun, Ri Song Ho, Jang Yong Gil, Jong Yong Won, Ham Kwang Chol and Ri Kum Chol were elected secretaries.
The organizing committee of the C.C., the youth league was formed.
Department directors of the C.C., the youth league and editor-in-chief of newspaper Chongnyon Jonwi were appointed.
The congress announced the results of election of chairman and vice-chairmen of the Central Auditing Commission of the youth league held at the First Plenary Meeting of the 9th Central Auditing Commission.
The fourth agenda item was discussed.
A resolution on renaming the youth league “the Kimilsungist-Kimjongilist Youth League” was adopted with the unanimous approval of the delegates.
Kim Jong Un handed over the flag of the youth league.
Jon Yong Nam vowed to accomplish the cause of the Juche revolution, the cause of the Songun revolution down through generations under the leadership of Kim Jong Un, reflecting the loyalty of the members of the young vanguard across the country.
The fifth agenda item was discussed.
A resolution on revising the rules of the youth league was adopted with the unanimous approval of the delegates.
Kim Jong Un made a speech at the congress.