The Peaceful Unification Advisory Council

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The President appoints council members on recommendations from those stipulated by the PUAC Act and the Enforcement Decree.

Advisory Committee recommended agencies

Advisory Committee recommended agencies
Classification Candidates (Article 10 of the PUAC Act) Recommender (Article 4 of Enforcement Decree of the PUAC Act)
Local Representatives Local Assemblypersons elected by local residents Secretary General of the PUAC
Functional Representatives Leaders of each city, province, county and district Heads of local governments
Five North Korean province representatives Governors of five North Korean provinces
Leaders recommended by chairpersons of political parties or a National Assembly member Chairpersons of political parties, National Assembly members
Representatives of major social and vocational organizations Leaders of each city, province, county and district
Other persons who have contributed to or are capable of contributing to carrying out unification duties Secretary General of the PUAC
Overseas Representatives Overseas Korean representatives Heads of relevant diplomatic offices

[ Article 10 of the Peaceful Unification Advisory Council Act ]

  • Article 10 (Commissioning of Council Members) The President shall appoint any of the following persons as a Council member, as prescribed by Presidential Decree:
    1.
    A local council member of a Special Metropolitan City, Metropolitan City, Province, Special Self-Governing Province or City · County · District who is elected by local residents in accordance with the Local Autonomy Act;
    2.
    A person able to speak for the people's intent for unification in various regions inside and outside of Korea, such as persons at leadership levels of Special Metropolitan Cities, Metropolitan Cities, Provinces, Special Self-Governing Provinces and Cities · Counties · Districts, representatives of five North Korean Provinces and representatives of Koreans residing overseas;
    3.
    A person in a leadership role who is recommended by the representative of a political party or by a National Assembly member;
    4.
    A representative-level person or member of a major social group or vocational group or a member thereof, who is able to speak for the people's intent for unification;
    5.
    Other representative-level persons who have a strong will for the democratic and peaceful unification of Korea and have contributed or are capable of contributing to carrying out the duties of unification.

[ Article 4 of the Enforcement Decree of the PUAC Act ]

  • Article 4 (Appointment of Council Members) ① The council members prescribed by Subparagraphs 1 and 5 of Article 10 of the PUAC Act shall be recommended by the Secretary General of the Secretariat of the Peaceful Unification Advisory Council established under Article 9.1. of the PUAC Act (hereinafter referred to as "Secretary General") for the President to appoint, and the council members under Subparagraphs 2 and 4 of Article 10 of the PUAC Act shall be appointed by the President from those recommended by the heads of authorities listed in the following subparagraphs:
    1.
    Leaders in a Special Metropolitan City, Metropolitan Cities, Special Self-Governing Provinces, Provinces, Cities, Counties and Districts : Heads of local governments
    2.
    Five North Korean province representatives : Governors of five North Korean provinces
    3.
    Overseas Korean representatives : Heads of relevant diplomatic offices
    4.
    A representative-level person or member of major social and vocational organizations :
    Heads of competent authorities
    ② The Secretary General may request a personal investigation of candidates to relevant agencies in advance when appointing council members under Subparagraph 1.

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