Korean Children's Union

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Korean Children's Union
Founded 6 June 1946
Headquarters Pyongyang, North Korea
Mother party Workers' Party of Korea
International affiliation International Committee of Children's and Adolescents' Movements
Member of Korean Children's Union at Mangyongdae Children's Palace

The Korean Children's Union (Young Pioneer Corps, Chosŏn'gŭl조선소년단; Hancha朝鮮少年團) is the precursor to the Kimilsungist-Kimjongilist Youth League of North Korea contributing to North Korean youth movement and pioneer movement. It is for children aged nine to fifteen and is a political organisation linked to the Workers' Party of Korea. The organization is operating in elementary and secondary schools nationwide.[citation needed] It teaches children about the Juche Idea, and the ideologies behind the North Korean system. Youth above age 15 may join the Kimilsungist-Kimjongilist Youth League.[1]

New children usually get admitted in the corps on an important public holiday such as the Day of the Sun, the Military Foundation Day, or the Day of the Foundation of the Republic. It is considered an important occasion in a child's life.[2]

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  1. ^ http://countrystudies.us/north-korea/63.htm
  2. ^ Hunter, Helen-Louise (2008). "The Society and Its Environment". In Worden, Robert L. North Korea: A Country Study (Fifth ed.). Washington: Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress. p. 85. ISBN 978-0-8444-1188-0.