Security Council resolution 83 (1950) [Complaint of aggression upon the Republic of Korea]

83 (1950). Resolution of 27 June 1950


The Security Council,

Having determined that the armed attack upon the Republic of Korea by forces from North Korea constitutes a breach of the peace,

Having called for an immediate cessation of hostilities,

Having called upon the authorities in North Korea to withdraw forthwith their armed forces to the 38th parallel,

Having noted from the report of the United Nations Commission on Korea[1] that the authorities in North Korea have neither ceased hostilities nor withdrawn their armed forces to the 38th parallel, and that urgent military measures are required to restore international peace and security,

Having noted the appeal from the Republic of Korea to the United Nations for immediate and effective steps to secure peace and security,

Recommends that the Members of the United Nations furnish such assistance to the Republic of Korea as may be necessary to repel the armed attack and to restore international peace and security in the area.

Adopted at the 474th meeting by 7 votes to 1 (Yugoslavia).[2]


1 Official Records of the Security Council, Fifth Year, No. 16, 474th meeting, p. 2 (document S/1507).

2 Two members (Egypt, India) did not participate in the voting; one member (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics) was absent.


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