People gather on the night of Oct. 10, 2021, at Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang to celebrate the 76th anniversary of the founding of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has emphasized the need to improve people's living conditions, the official Korean Central News Agency reported Monday, as the nuclear-armed country has been facing the worst food crisis in over a decade. Kim made a speech, titled "Let us further improve party work in line with the demands of the period of fresh development of socialist construction," on Sunday's 76th anniversary of the founding of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea, according to the news agency. On the 75th anniversary of the founding of the ruling party last year, North Korea staged a military parade in Pyongyang to show off its intercontinental ballistic missile.
People visit Mansu Hill in Pyongyang on Oct. 10, 2021, the 76th anniversary of the founding of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea.
Citizens take part in a parade celebrating the 73rd anniversary of North Korea's founding on Sept. 9, 2021, in Pyongyang.
North Korea on Tuesday fired what appeared to be a ballistic missile in the second such launch in two weeks, with the projectile believed to have splashed into waters outside of Japan's exclusive economic zone, Japanese government officials said. North Korea's latest missile launch came on the same day the country is likely to hold a parliamentary session.
Video taken in Pyongyang in North Korea, on Sept. 8, 2021, shows a signboard celebrating the 73rd anniversary of the country's founding.
A woman walks past a signboard celebrating the 73rd anniversary of North Korea's founding on Sept. 9, 2021, in Pyongyang.
People visit a statue of North Korea's former leader Kim Il Sung at Kim Il Sung University in Pyongyang on Aug. 28, 2021, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the establishment of Youth Day. Young people dance in Pyongyang to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the establishment of Youth Day.
People wearing masks for protection against the coronavirus walk in Pyongyang amid the scorching summer heat on July 20, 2021.
Photo taken from the Chinese border city of Dandong on June 7, 2021, shows North Korean soldiers in the fields in Uiju county.
People head to offer flowers at Mansu Hill in Pyongyang on July 8, 2021, the 27th anniversary of the death of the country's founder Kim Il Sung, the grandfather of current leader Kim Jong Un.
A music group led by North Korea's State Affairs Commission holds a concert in Pyongyang on July 3, 2021.