7th Congress of Socialist Women's Union of Korea Held
The 7th Congress of the Socialist Women's Union of Korea (SWUK) was held here on June 20 and 21.
It comprehensively analyzed and reviewed the women's union work during the period under review and discussed tasks and practical ways for making the union fulfill its mission and duty as the revolutionary women's organization in the campaign for winning a new great victory in socialist construction.
Present at the congress were delegates elected by the women's union organizations at all levels.
Present there as observers were officials of the Party, administration and armed forces organs.
The platform was taken by Ri Il Hwan, member of the Political Bureau and secretary of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK), Ri Tu Song, department director of the Central Committee of the WPK, executive members of the Central Committee of the SWUK, chairwomen of the provincial women's union committees, officials in charge of the women's union work at the armed forces organs and exemplary officials and hard-core members of the women's union organizations and officials concerned.
The congress elected its presidium and secretariat.
It approved the following agenda items:
1. Review of the work of the Central Committee of the SWUK
2. Review of the work of the Central Inspection Commission of the SWUK
3. On revising the rules of the SWUK
4. Election of the central leadership organ of the SWUK
At the congress, Ri Il Hwan read out "Let the Women’s Union Become a Powerful Unit in Propelling the Advance and Development of Our Style of Socialism", the important letter sent by
The respected Comrade
Saying that the noble mental world and indomitable struggle of the Korean women and union members who entrust their destiny to the WPK and make devoted efforts to add victory and glory to the socialist country are the great pride of our Party and people,
Calling upon the women's union to signally improve the fighting efficiency in the revolutionary advance to usher in a new period of a great upsurge and turn in socialist construction and inject vitality into our revolution and propel the all-people general advance by arousing all the members of the union to the campaign for implementing the important decisions made at the congress of the Party and by the Central Committee of the Party, he set forth the tasks for the women's union at present and ways for carrying them out.
Jang Chun Sil, chairwoman of the Central Committee of the SWUK, made a report on the first agenda item "Review of the work of the Central Committee of the SWUK".
She said that the convention of the 7th Congress of the SWUK, when the era of fresh dynamic advance was being ushered in along the path of advance indicated by the 8th Congress of the WPK, was associated with the trust and expectation of the Central Committee of the Party that the women's union would successfully fulfill its role as a link between the Party and masses, reliable assistant to it, by carrying forward the spirit of the heroic struggle displayed by the women of the preceding generation.
The respected General Secretary sent a historic letter to the participants of the 6th Congress of the women's union five years ago to provide an immortal great programme for developing the women's union work in conformity with the law-governing requirements of the development of our revolution and the Juche-oriented women's movement, she said.
He made sure that the women's union organizations at all levels were developed into militant organizations strong in sense of organization and discipline by raising a strong wind of consolidating the organizations, she added.
She said that the achievements made in the women's union work for implementing the tasks set forth at the 7th Congress of the Party are the fruition of the great leadership provided by the respected General Secretary who had led the women's union to remain intensely loyal to the cause of the Party.
She said that the women's union faces honorable duty to fully display its militant might as a mass political organization in the general advance for implementing the fighting programme set forth at the 8th Congress of the Party.
She called upon the women's union organizations at all levels go all out for bringing about a fundamental change in the work of the women's union true to the decisions made at the Party Congress.
She called on all the union members to work hard for the new victory of the socialist cause, rallied close around
There were speeches on the first agenda item.
The speakers analyzed and reviewed achievements and experience gained in the union work in the period under review as well as mistakes and their causes.
The speakers evinced their pledges to double their efforts with new determination and resolution to do the union work as guided by the Party's idea and intention.
The congress heard a report on the second agenda item "Review of the work of the Central Inspection Commission of the SWUK" to be followed by speeches. A resolution was adopted with unanimous approval.
The congress discussed the third agenda item "On revising the rules of the SWUK".
There was a report on revising the rules of the SWUK that had been modified and supplemented as required by the developing revolution and on the principle of building the women's union, and a resolution was adopted with the unanimous approval of the delegates.
The congress discussed the fourth agenda item "Election of the central leadership organ of the SWUK".
It elected the Central Committee of the SWUK.
All the nominees were elected members and alternate members of the Central Committee of the SWUK with the unanimous approval of the delegates.
Then there was the first plenary meeting of the 7th Central Committee of the SWUK.
Ri Il Hwan announced the result of the plenary meeting.
The Executive Committee of the Central Committee of the SWUK was elected.
Kim Jong Sun was elected chairwoman of the Central Committee of the SWUK and Cha Hyon Ok, Ri Hyang Suk, Son Myong Ae and Ri Hae Im were elected vice-chairwomen.
The Organizing Committee of the Central Committee of the SWUK was formed.
The chairwoman, vice-chairwomen and members of the Central Inspection Commission of the SWUK were elected.
Department directors of the Central Committee of the SWUK were appointed.
The congress elected the committee for drafting the resolution of the congress with newly-elected members of the 7th central leadership organ of the SWUK, and the committee comprehensively examined the draft resolution on the first agenda item.
A resolution on the first agenda item which had been supplemented with the contents of the work and creative and constructive opinions of the delegates for thoroughly carrying out the important tasks set forth in the letter of the respected General Secretary was adopted with unanimous approval.