Military Armistice Commission - Secretariat

The 1953 Korean War Armistice Agreement is a living document necessary for maintaining security and stability on the Korean Peninsula until diplomacy can achieve a lasting peace.  The UNC’s Military Armistice Commission (UNCMAC) and its Secretariat are responsible for negotiating and implementing the terms of that agreement. 

UNCMAC-S Six Lines of Effort

Negotiate and communicate with the North Korean army, officially named Korea People’s Army (KPA), as required to maintain and enforce the Armistice Agreement; maintain 24/7 UNC-KPA hotline to communicate through messages, meetings, and daily communication checks; provide redundant communications for the South Korea Red Cross on humanitarian issues such as repatriations.

Educate South Korean frontline units, professional military education institutions, government and non-government agencies, US military/civilian personnel, and distinguished visitors on the importance of the Armistice Agreement.

Control Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) access and Military Demarcation Line (MDL) crossings; control access through Transportation Corridor-East and Transportation Corridor-West which are two pathways across the de facto North and South border.

Conduct DMZ inspections to verify Armistice compliance. 

Observe and monitor operations in the Han River Estuary (HRE), near the Northern Limit Line, and on Northwest Islands; conduct Civil-Police operation in the HRE with South Korean counterparts.

Investigate alleged Armistice Agreement violations and provide consolidated reports to the United Nations Security Council on a routine and exceptional bases.