Security Council resolution 120 (1956) [The situation in Hungary]

120 (1956). Resolution of 4 November 1956


The Security Council,

Considering that a grave situation has been created by the use of Soviet military forces to suppress the efforts of the Hungarian people to reassert their rights,

Taking into account that because of the lack of unanimity among its permanent members the Security Council has been unable to exercise its primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security,

Decides to call an emergency special session of the General Assembly, as provided in General Assembly resolution 377 A (V) of 3 November 1950, in order to make appropriate recommendations concerning the situation in Hungary.

Adopted at the 754th meeting by 10 votes to 1 (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics).


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