International Kim Jong-il Prize

The International Kim Jong-il Prize (Korean: 국제김정일상) is a North Korean award named after the country's second leader, Kim Jong-il. It was created on December 24, 2012, approximately a year after his death.

International Kim Jong-il Prize
Awarded forPolitical, social or academic distinction or contributions to independence, peace and cultural development of humanity
CountryNorth Korea
Presented byInternational Kim Jong-il Prize Council


The International Kim Jong-il Prize consists of diploma, medal and trophy (metallic handicraft work.)

Rules of confermentEdit

  • The Prize is conferred upon distinguished figures in political, social and academic circles and those who have made special contributions to the independence of the country and nation and to the global independence and peace and cultural development of humanity.
  • The Prize is conferred according to the decision of the International Kim Jong-il Prize Council.


  • In 2013, the council awarded the prize to Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, president of Equatorial Guinea "for his commitment to justice, development, peace and harmony." President Obiang received his award in person in Pyongyang on August 7, 2013.[1][2]
  • Kenichi Ogami, secretary general of the International Institute of the Juche Idea (2017) for "actively conduct[ing] the study and dissemination of the Juche idea for decades while fully supporting the Korean people's struggle for national reunification and international justice".[3]

The International Kim Jong-il Prize CouncilEdit

The council selects and decides the candidate and organizes the conferment of the Prize. The council was officially registered in India. Its headquarters is in New Delhi, India. The Council consists of 1 secretary-general and 7 directors.[4][5]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "President Obiang, winner of the International Prize Kim Jong-il". Retrieved 11 May 2016.
  2. ^ "2013: The International Kim Jong-Il Prize" (PDF). KRLD. Retrieved 11 May 2016.
  3. ^ "International Kim Jong Il Prize Awarded to IIJI Secretary General". KCNA. 15 February 2017. Archived from the original on 8 September 2017.
  4. ^ "International Kim Jong Il Prize Instituted » Association For The Study Of Songun Politics Uk - Long Live Songun Live The Dprk". Retrieved 2016-03-01.
  5. ^ "President Obiang, winner of the International Prize Kim Jong-il - Official Web Page of the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea". Retrieved 2016-03-01.