Designated by UN, the UNMCK is the only holy ground of it’s a kind in the world.


Here at the United Nations Memorial Cemetery in Korea, the only one of its kind in the world, rest heroic brave soldiers from a number of UN nations, who sacrificed their lives for world peace and freedom.



The Parliament of Korea, in order to honor the services and sacrifices made by the UN forces during the Korean War, volunteered this land for permanent use by the UN as a cemetery in August 1955. The General Assembly accepted the proposal and UN Resolution #977(X) to establish a United Nations Memorial Cemetery in Korea became effective in December of 1955.



Korean Parliament recommended to the government this site be declared sacred.


The UNMCK had been managed by UNCURK until UNCURK was dissolved in 1974. Since then, the Commission for
the UNMCK, consisting of 11 member nations, has been managing the UNMCK.


Jan. 18, 1951

Establishes a UN Command cemetery for fallen UN troops

Nov. 17, 1955 Korean Parliament recommends to the UN to accept the land for its perpetual use as   a sacred UN memorial cemetery
Dec. 15, 1955 UN General Assembly passes a resolution to perpetually manage a UN memorial cemetery in Korea
Nov. 6, 1959 Korea and UN sign the "Agreement between the United Nations and the Republic of Korea for the Establishment and Maintenance of a United Nations Memorial Cemetery in Korea"
Feb. 16, 1974 UNCURK transfers the management of the UNMCK to the Commission for the UNMCK consisting of 11 member nations


On March 30, its original Korean name, 재한유엔기념묘지 (jae.hahn.UN.ki.nyum.myo.ji), was changed to 재한유엔기념공원 (jae.hahn.UN.ki.nyum.gong.won) in order to bring the cemetery closer to the Korean public.


New Address/Same Location : 93, UN Pyeonghwa-ro, Nam-gu, Busan, 48529, Republic of Korea (New address system has been used in Korea since 2014.)

Old Address : 779, Daeyon 4-dong, Nam-gu, Busan, 608-812, Republic of Korea Phone 82-51-625-0625 Fax 82-51-624-2165