- North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un implored women in the East Asian country to have more children and raise them as “communists,” and wept as he delivered the emotional address to an enraptured audience.
- “Stopping the decline in birthrates and providing good child care and education are all our family affairs that we should solve together with our mothers,” Un said, dabbing tears away with a white handkerchief.
- The United Nations Population Fund estimates that as of 2023, the fertility rate, or the average number of children being born to a woman in North Korea, stood at 1.8, amid an extended fall in the rate during recent decades.
Weepy Dictator Kim Jong Un Urges North Korean Women To Have More Commie Babies
In this photo provided by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un claps his hands at the ruling party congress in Pyongyang, North Korean, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021. Kim was given a new title, “general secretary” of the ruling Workers’ Party, formerly held by his late father and grandfather, state media reported Monday, Jan. 11, in what appears to a symbolic move aimed at bolstering his authority amid growing economic challenges. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads: "KCNA" which is the abbreviation for Korean Central News Agency. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)