United Nations Security Council Resolution 84

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UN Security Council
Resolution 84
Korea War Phase I.svg
North Korea's advances in 1950
DateJuly 7, 1950
Meeting no.476
CodeS/1588 (Document)
SubjectComplaint of aggression upon the Republic of Korea
Voting summary
7 voted for
None voted against
3 abstained
1 absent
Security Council composition
Permanent members
Non-permanent members

The United Nations Security Council Resolution 84 was adopted on July 7, 1950. Having determined that the invasion of South Korea by forces from North Korea constituted a breach of the peace, the Council recommended that the members of the United Nations furnish such assistance to the South Korean state as may be necessary to repel the attack and restore peace and security to the area. The Council further recommended that all members providing military forces and other assistance to The Republic make these forces and assistance available to a unified command under the United States of America. The Council then requested that the United States designate the commander of such forces and authorized said commander to use the flag of the United Nations at his discretion in the course of operations against North Korean forces. Finally, The Council requested that the United States provide it with reports as appropriate on the course of action taken by the unified command.

The resolution passed with the votes from the United Kingdom, the Republic of China (Taiwan), Cuba, Ecuador, France, Norway, and the United States. Egypt, India, and Yugoslavia abstained.[1] The Soviet Union, a veto-wielding power, was absent,[1] having been boycotting proceedings since January, in protest that the Republic of China and not the People's Republic of China held a permanent seat on the council.[2] The Council President at that time was Norwegian Arne Sunde.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c "Strength on Double Seven". Time Magazine. July 17, 1950. Retrieved 16 November 2008.
  2. ^ Malkasian, Carter (2001). The Korean War: Essential Histories. Osprey Publishing. p. 16.

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