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Resolution Adopted by the United Nations Security Council, June 27, 1950 1

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; and

Having called upon the authorities of North Korea to withdraw forthwith their armed forces to the 38th parallel; and

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of the United Nations Commission for Korea that the authorities in North Korea have neither ceased hostilities nor withdrawn their armed forces to the 38th parallel, and that urgent military measures are required to restore international peace and security; and

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.2

  1. U.N. document S/1511. This resolution was adopted shortly before 11:50 p. m., at which time the meeting rose. The vote was 7 (including the U.S.) in favor, to 1 (Yugoslavia) opposed, with 2 (Egypt and India) not voting, and 1 (U.S.S.R.) member absent.
  2. Following the adoption of this resolution, the Security Council voted on a draft resolution (S/1509) introduced by the Yugoslav representative (Bebler), which would have renewed the call of the Security Council for an end to hostilities, initiated a procedure of mediation between the two parties, and invited a representative from North Korea to the United Nations to participate in the mediation procedure. The Yugoslav draft resolution failed of adoption by a vote of 1 (Yugoslavia) in favor, to 7 (including the U.S.) opposed, with 2 (Egypt and India) not voting, and 1 (U.S.S.R.) member absent.