Chronology of separated families

  • 1945

    Aug.Korea's liberation from Japan and the introduction of the 38th Parallel and the Military Demarcation Line
    38th Parallel and the Military Demarcation Line

  • 1950

    JuneKorean War
    38th Parallel and the Military Demarcation Line

  • 1953

    JulyConclusion of the ceasefire agreement

  • 1972

    JulyThe Joint Communique of 4 July between the South and the North of Korea

    Aug.The 1st Main Conference of the Red Cross of South and North Korea (Pyeongyang)

  • 1983

    JuneFinding Separated families broadcast by KBS

  • 2000

    JuneNorth-South Joint Declaration (The June 15th Joint Declaration)

    Aug.The 1st separated family reunion (Seoul, Pyeongyang)

  • 2001

    Mar.Pilot project for letter exchange between separated family members (300 people each in the South and the North)

  • 2005

    Aug.The 1st separated family reunion via video chatting

  • 2007

    Oct.Declaration for advancement in the relationship between the South and the North and peaceful prosperity (10.4 Declaration)

  • 2015

    Oct.The 20th separated family reunion (Mt. Geumgang)
          

  • 2018

    Apr.The 1st Inter-Korean Summit (Panmunjeom)

  • 2018

    Aug.The 21th separated family reunion (Geumgangsan Hotel)

  • 2018

    Sep.The 3rd Inter-Korean Summit (Pyeongyang)