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The 18th NUAC consisting of 19,710 Council members

  • Those who are able to represent the national aspiration and determination towards a democratic and peaceful unification on the Korean Peninsula are appointed as members of the National Unification Advisory Council.
  • The President of Korea appoints members from local representatives elected by local residents, and the representatives of political parties, functional organizations, major social groups and overseas Korean communities.
  • In particular, with the balanced participation of local assemblypersons elected by local citizens and leading figures from every corner of the Korean community at home and abroad, the NUAC serves as a truly nationwide, non-partisan organization, encompassing every region, class, political affiliation and generation.
The 18th Council members : 19,710 in total
  • Domestic : 16,080 members (Functional representatives: 13,100, Local representatives: 2,980)
  • Overseas : 3,630 members (122 countries)
  • Term : September 1, 2017 - August 31, 2019 (two years)
- Functional representatives : 13,512 (67.8%)
- Overseas council members : 3,157 (16.4%)
- Local representatives : 3,278 (15.8%)
History of Council Member Organization
History of Council Member Organization
Category Term Total Members Local representatives Functional representatives Overseas representatives
1st 81.6.5~83.5.31 8,919 5,214 3,320 385
2nd 83.6.1~85.5.31 10,074 5,106 4,129 839
3rd 85.6.1~87.5.31 10,634 4,991 4,673 970
4th 87.6.1~91.6.28 10,593 4,846 4,763 984
5th 91.6.29~93.6.30 10,918 5,170 4,756 992
6th 93.7.1~95.6.30 11,501 5,170 5,185 1,146
7th 95.7.1~97.6.30 13,420 5,373 6,251 1,796
8th (1st) 97.7.1~98.6.30 13,305 5,325 6,059 1,921
8th (2nd) 98.7.1~99.6.30 13,340 4,117 7,012 2,211
9th 99.7.1~01.6.30 14,142 4,146 7,526 2,470
10th 01.7.1~03.6.30 14,113 4,120 7,526 2,467
11th 03.7.1~05.6.30 14,940 4,121 8,522 2,297
12th 05.7.1~07.6.30 17,193 3,974 11,588 1,631
13th 07.7.1~09.6.30 16,791 3,445 11,369 1,977
14th 09.7.1~11.6.30 17,800 3,317 11,839 2,644
15th 11.7.1~13.6.30 19,950 3,170 13,643 3,137
16th 13.7.1~15.6.30 19,937 3,085 13,577 3,275
17th 15.7.1~17.6.30 19,947 3,157 13,512 3,278
18th 17.9.1~19.8.31 19,710 2,980 13,100 3,630

[ Article 3 of the National Unification Advisory Council Act ]

  • Article 3 (Organization) For the purpose of recognizing the people's desire for a peaceful reunification, the Unification Advisory Council shall be comprised of no less than 7,000 council members commissioned by the President (hereinafter referred to as "Council members") from among local representatives elected by local communities, and those who are the representatives of political parties, functional organizations, and principal social groups, and capable of speaking frankly for the national intent for unification and making proposals to the President, while complying with the President's request for advice.
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