Who is Kim Jong Un
Kim Jong-unKorean pronunciation:Â [kimdÃŠÂ‘ÃŠÂŒÃ…Â‹Ã‰Â¯n] (born 8 January 1983 or 1984)Ã¢Â€Â”also romanised as Kim Jong-eun, Kim Jong Un or Kim Jung-eunÃ¢Â€Â”is the supreme leader of North Korea, the son of Kim Jong-il (1941Ã¢Â€Â“2011) and the grandson of Kim Il-sung (1912Ã¢Â€Â“1994). He has held the titles of the First Secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea, the Chairman of the Central Military Commission, First Chairman of the National Defence Commission of North Korea, the Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army, and also a presidium member of the Central Politburo of the Workers' Party of Korea. He was officially declared the supreme leader following the state funeral for his father on 28 December 2011. He is the third and youngest son of Kim Jong-il and his consort Ko Young-hee. From late 2010, Kim Jong-un was viewed as heir apparent to the leadership of the nation, and following his father's death, he was announced as the "Great Successor" by North Korean state television. At Kim Jong-il's memorial service, North Korean Chairman of Congress Kim Yong-nam declared that "Respected Comrade Kim Jong-un is our party, military and countryÃ¢Â€Â™s supreme leader who inherits great comrade Kim Jong-ilÃ¢Â€Â™s ideology, leadership, character, virtues, grit and courage". On 30 December 2011 the Politburo of the Workers' Party of Korea formally appointed Kim as the Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army. On 11 April 2012, the 4th Party Conference elected him to the newly created post of First Secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea.