1312. The situation in Hungary

The General Assembly, Having considered the supplementary report, dated 14 July 1958, of the United Nations Special Committee[1] established by resolution 1132 (XI) of 10 January 1957 to report on the problem of Hungary, Having considered the report, dated 9 December 1957, of the Special Representative of the General Assembly, His Royal Highness Prince Wan Waithayakon,[2] who was appointed by Assembly resolution 1133 (XI) of 14 September 1957 to take steps to achieve the objectives of Assembly resolutions 1004 (ES-II) of 4 November 1956, 1127 (XI) of 21 November 1956, 1131 (XI) of 12 December 1956 and 1132 (XI) of 10 January 1957,

1. Expresses its appreciation to its Special Representative, Prince Wan Waithayakon, for the efforts he has made to enter into consultation with the appropriate authorities with a view to achieving the objectives of the resolutions referred to above;

2. Endorses the unanimous report of the Special Committee on the Problem of Hungary, dated 14 July 1958, and expresses its thanks to the Committee for its objective and efficient discharge of the tasks entrusted to it;

3. Deplores the continued refusal of the Government of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and the régime in Hungary to co-operate with the Special Representative and with the Committee in their efforts to achieve the objectives of the United Nations in accordance with the pertinent resolutions of the General Assembly;

4. Deplores the continuing repression in Hungary of fundamental rights of the Hungarian people and of their freedom of political expression under the shadow of the continuing presence of Soviet armed forces;

5. Denounces the execution of Mr. Imre Nagy, General Pál Maléter and other Hungarian patriots;

6. Condemns this continued defiance of the resolutions of the General Assembly;

7. Again calls upon the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and the present authorities in Hungary to desist from repressive measures against the Hungarian people and to respect the liberty and political independence of Hungary and the Hungarian people's enjoyment of fundamental human rights and freedoms;

8. Declares that the United Nations will continue to be seized of the situation in Hungary in view of the fact that the Government of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and the present authorities in Hungary are disregarding the above-mentioned resolutions of the General Assembly;

9. Decides to appoint Sir Leslie Munro to represent the United Nations for the purpose of reporting to Member States or to the General Assembly on significant developments relating to the implementation of the Assembly resolutions on Hungary;

10. Requests the Secretary-General to provide the necessary facilities to assist Sir Leslie Munro in the performance of his duties.

787th plenary meeting,
12 December 1958.

[1] Official Records of the General Assembly, Thirteenth Session, Annexes, agenda item 69, document A/3849. [2] Ibid., Twelfth Session, Annexes, agenda item 63, document A/3774.

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