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UN Security Council
Resolution 120
Date: November 4 1956
Meeting no.: 754
Code: S/3733 (Document)

Vote: For: 10 Abs.: 0 Against: 1
Subject: The situation in Hungary
Result: Adopted

Security Council composition in 1956:
permanent members:

Flag of the Republic of China.svg CHN  FRA  UK  USA  USSR

non-permanent members:
 AUS  BEL  CUB
 IRI  PER  YUG

United Nations Security Council Resolution 120, adopted on November 4, 1956, considering the grave situation created by the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics in the suppression of the Hungarian people in asserting their rights, and the lack of unanimity of its permanent members, the Council felt it had been prevented from exercising its responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security. As a solution the Council decided to call an emergency special session of the General Assembly in order to make appropriate recommendations.

The resolution was adopted with 10 votes in favour to one against, from the Soviet Union.

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United Nations Security Council Resolution 120
by the United Nations
←Indexes: United Nations Security Council Resolutions

Adopted by the Security Council at its 754th meeting, by 10 votes to 1 (United Soviet Socialist Republics), on 4 November 1956

The Security Council,

Considering that a grave situation has been created by the use of Soviet military forces to suppress the efforts of the Hungarian people to reassert their rights,

Taking into account that because of the lack of unanimity among its permanent members of the Security Council has been unable to exercise its primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security,

Decides to call an emergency special session of the General Assembly, as provided in General Assembly resolution 377 A (V) of 3 November 1950, in order to make appropriate recommendations concerning the situation in Hungary.

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