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UN Security Council
Resolution 84
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Korean War memorial
Date July 7 1950
Meeting no. 476
Code S/1588 (Document)
Subject Complaint of aggression upon the Republic of Korea
Voting summary
7 voted for
None voted against
3 abstained
Result Adopted
Security Council composition
Permanent members
  •  China (ROC)
  •  France
  •  United Kingdom
  •  United States
  •  Soviet Union
Non-permanent members
  •  Cuba
  •  Ecuador
  •  Egypt
  •  India
  •  Norway
  •  Yugoslavia

The United Nations Security Council Resolution 84 was adopted on July 7, 1950. Having determined that the invasion of the Republic of Korea by the 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 Republic of Korea 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. The Kingdom of Egypt, India and the Socialist Federal Republic of 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]

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Strength on Double Seven". Time Magazine. July 17, 1950.,9171,934971,00.html. Retrieved 16 November 2008. 
  2. Malkasian, Carter (2001). The Korean War: Essential Histories. Osprey Publishing. pp. 16. 

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