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  • The Chairperson can appoint up to 25 vice-chairpersons, including the executive vice-chairperson, taking regional and professional representation into account.
  • The executive vice-chairperson is the acting chairperson of the Council and assumes the role of chairperson for the Executive and Central Committees.
  • Other vice-chairpersons represent the 17 cities and provinces of South Korea, 5 North Korean provinces, overseas provincial assemblies (Japan, China, ASEAN, Americas, Europe) and women.

Profile of the Executive Vice-chairperson of the National Unification Advisory
Council (NUAC)
Kim Deog-ryong
  • NameKim Deog-ryong
  • Year of Birth1941 (Iksan, Jeollabuk-do)
  • Academic Background

    - Graduated from Kyungbock High School
    - Majored in Sociology at Seoul National University's College of Liberal Arts
       and Sciences
    - Honorary Dr. of Humanities at Portland State University, US
    - Honorary Dr. of Politics at Pukyong National University

Major Work Experience
  • 2017 ~Chairman of the board at Kim Yeong Sam Center for Democracy
  • 2016 ~Head of the organizing committee of the Korea Hanok Expo,

    Became a member of the International Coffee Organization (ICO) and served as chairperson of the South Korean organizing committee based in London

  • 2014~Standing co-representative of the Simin Constitution headquarters
  • 2013~Standing co-representative of the Citizens Coalition for Democracy and Peace
  • 2011 ~ 2013Co-representative of Green One Korea
  • 2008 ~ 2011Special Adviser to the President for National Integration
  • 2006 ~ 2010President of the Korea Management & Technology Consultant Association
  • 2005 ~ 2008President of the Korea-China Congressional Diplomacy Conference
  • 2005 ~ 2013Standing co-chairperson, representative standing chairperson of the

    Korean Council for Reconciliation and Cooperation

  • 2005 ~Supporting chairman of the Joint Board of South and North Korea for

    the Compilation of Gyeoremal-Keunsajeon

  • 2005Chairperson of the Grand National Party Special Committee for North

    Korean Nuclear Control

  • 2004 ~ 2005 Floor Leader of the Grand National Party (The 17th National Assembly)
  • 2002 ~Co-chairman of the Council for Promotion of Democracy
  • 2000 ~President of the Global Korean Network Foundation
  • 1998 ~ 2006President of the Patriot Maeheun Yun Bong-Gil Memorial Association
  • 1997Ran for president in the 15th election as candidate of the New Korea Party
  • 1993 ~Chairman of the board of the World Federation of the Korean

    Association of Commerce

  • 1993, 1996First state minister for political affairs
  • 1988 ~ 2008Member of the 13th~17th National Assembly (elected 5 times)
  • 1985Arrested 4 times for leading fights for democracy,

    Lifting of political bans as one of the 14 people along with Kim Yeong-sam and Kim Dae-jung

  • 1984Executive Director of the Council for the Promotion of Democracy
  • 1979Chief Secretary to Kim Yeong-sam, the President of the New

    Democratic Party

  • 1964Student body president at Seoul National University and student

    president of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

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