Joined the UN in 1991, the Republic of Korea deployed the Sangnoksu Unit to Somalia in 1993, the very first deployment for the Republic of Korea, a part of a UN peacekeeping mission.
As of July, a total of 569 people from the Republic of Korea are serving in five UN peacekeeping missions.
July 1993-March 1994
Key activities : post-civil war restoration and infrastructure building
* The first peacekeeping troop dispatched
August 1994-May 2006
Key activities : medical care for UN personnel and local residents
October 1995-December 1996
Key activities: post-civil war restoration and reconstruction
October 1999-October 2003
Key activities: reconstruction, the restoration of public safety, and humanitarian assistance
February 2010-December 2012
Key activities: post-earthquake restoration, quarantine, etc.
Key activities: establishment of peace and reconstruction
Key activities: reconstruction and the protection of local residents
|Category||Current headcount||Region||Initial dispatch|
Dongmyeong Unit (UNIFIL)
Hanbit Unit (UNMISS)
|Individual||India/Pakistan Armistice observer (UNMOGIP)||8||Srinagar||November 1994|
|UNMISS observer and staff officer (UNMISS)||11 (3 police officers)||Juba||July 2011|
|United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA)||1 (1 police officer)||Abyei||March 2021|
|UNIFIL staff officer (UNIFIL)||4||Naqoura||January 2007|
|Western Sahara Election observer (MINURSO)||3||Laayoune||July 2009|
(As of July, 2021)