North Korea is one of the countries in Asia that has a low birth rate. This made the president, Kim Jong Un, cry and beg in front of his people.
Last Sunday, the South Korean government held a National Mothers’ Meeting in Pyongyang. On that occasion, Kim Jong Un had a specially designed request for female guests.
Kim Jong Un begged in tears in front of thousands of North Korean women that they would stop the decline in the communist country’s birth rate by having more babies.
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According to the Independent, he was seen wiping his eyes with a handkerchief. Not to forget, he greeted the audience with ‘Dear Mother’.
“Preventing a decline in the birth rate and good childcare are household tasks that we need to address when working with mothers,” Kim Jong Un told them.
Kim Jong Un added that North Korea is faced with a number of social tasks, one of which must be completed by ‘mothers’.
“These tasks include raising their children so that they will firmly continue our revolution, eliminating non-socialist practices that have been increasing recently,” said Kim Jong Un.
Apart from that, Kim Jong Un also mentioned other tasks such as increasing family harmony and social unity, building a healthy cultural and moral way of life.
“Making communist virtues and traits of helping and leading each other forward to dominate our society, stop the decline in birth rates, and care for children well and educate them effectively,” he continued.
“This is our joint family matter, which we need to resolve hand in hand with our mother,” said the 39-year-old man.
The UN Population Fund estimates that in 2023, the fertility rate or the average number of children born to North Korean women will be 1.8. The country has experienced a decline in birth rates over the past few decades.
Nevertheless, North Korea’s fertility rate is still higher than that of several neighboring countries which are also experiencing a similar downward trend. Read on the page after this.
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