Resolution Adopted by the United Nations Security Council, July 7, 19501

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 recommended that 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,

Welcomes the prompt and vigorous support which governments and people of the United Nations have given to its Resolutions of 25 and 27 June 1950 to assist the Republic of Korea in defending itself against armed attack and thus to restore international peace and security in the area;
Notes that Members of the United Nations have transmitted to the United Nations offers of assistance for the Republic of Korea;
Recommends that all Members providing military forces and other assistance pursuant to the aforesaid Security Council resolutions make such forces and other assistance available to a unified command under the United States;
Requests the United States to designate the commander of such forces;
Authorizes the unified command at its discretion to use the United Nations flag in the course of operations against North Korean forces concurrently with the flags of the various nations participating;
Requests the United States to provide the Security Council with reports as appropriate on the course of action taken under the unified command.

  1. U.N. document S/1588. This resolution was adopted at the 476th meeting of the Security Council which met from 3 to 4:45 p. m. on July 7. It was introduced by the Representatives of France and the U.K. and was approved by a vote of 7 (including the U.S.) to 0, with 3 abstentions (Egypt, India, Yugoslavia), and 1 member absent (U.S.S.R.). For the record of the meeting, see U.N. document S/PV.476.