United Nations Security Council Resolution 83

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UN Security Council
Resolution 83
North Korea's offensive
DateJune 27 1950
Meeting no.474
CodeS/1511 (Document)
SubjectComplaint of aggression upon the Republic of Korea
Voting summary
  • 7 voted for
  • 1 voted against
  • None abstained
  • 1 absent
  • 2 present not voting
Security Council composition
Permanent members
Non-permanent members

United Nations Security Council Resolution 83, adopted on June 27, 1950, determined that the attack on the Republic of Korea by forces from North Korea constituted a breach of the peace. The Council called for an immediate cessation of hostilities and for the authorities in North Korea to withdraw their armed forces to the 38th parallel. They also noted the report by the United Nations Commission on Korea that stated North Korea's failure to comply with Security Council Resolution 82 and that urgent military measures were required to restore international peace and security.

The Council then 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."

The resolution was adopted by seven votes to one against from Yugoslavia. Egypt and India were present but did not participate in voting. The Soviet Union did not veto the resolution because it had been boycotting the Security Council since January 1950, in protest of China's seat at the UN being held by the Republic of China and not the People's Republic of China.[1]

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  1. ^ Stueck, William (2008), "The United Nations, the Security Council, and the Korean War", in Lowe, Vaughan; Roberts, Adam; Welsh, Jennifer; Zaum, Dominik (eds.), The United Nations Security Council and War: The Evolution of Thought and Practice since 1945, Oxford University Press, p. 266, ISBN 978-0-19-953343-5

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