§ The General Assembly,
§ Considering that the United Nations is based on the principle of the sovereign equality of all its Members,
§ Recalling that the enjoyment of human rights and of fundamental freedom in Hungary was specifically guaranteed by the Peace Treaty between Hungary and the Allied and Associated Powers signed at Paris on 10 February, 1947, and that the general principle of these rights and this freedom is affirmed for all peoples in the Charter of the United Nations,
§ Convinced that recent events in Hungary manifest clearly the desire of the Hungarian people to exercise and to enjoy fully their fundamental rights, freedom and independence,
§ Condemning the use of Soviet military forces to suppress the efforts of the Hungarian people to reassert their rights,
§ Noting moreover the declaration of 30 October, 1956, by the Government of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics of its avowed policy of non-intervention in the internal affairs of other States,
§ Noting the communication of 1 November, 1956, of the Government of Hungary to the Secretary-General regarding demands made by that Government to the Government of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics for the instant and immediate withdrawal of Soviet forces,
§ Noting further the communication of 2 November, 1956, from the Government of Hungary to the Secretary-General asking the Security Council to instruct the Government of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and the Government of Hungary to start negotiations immediately on the withdrawal of Soviet forces,890
§ Noting that the intervention of Soviet military forces in Hungary has resulted in grave loss of life and widespread bloodshed among the Hungarian people,
§ Taking note of the radio appeal of Prime Minister Imre Nagy of 4 November, 1956,
§ 1. Calls upon the Government of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics to desist forthwith from all armed attack on the people of Hungary and from any form of intervention, in particular armed intervention, in the internal affairs of Hungary;
§ 2. Calls upon the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics to cease the introduction of additional armed forces into Hungary and to withdraw all of its forces without delay from Hungarian territory;
§ 3. Affirms the right of the Hungarian people to a government responsive to its national aspirations and dedicated to its independence and well-being;
§ 4. Requests the Secretary-General to investigate the situation caused by foreign intervention in Hungary, to observe the situation directly through representatives named by him, and to report thereon to the General Assembly at the earliest moment, and as soon as possible to suggest methods to bring an end to the foreign intervention in Hungary in accordance with the principles of the Charter of the United Nations;
§ 5. Calls upon the Government of Hungary and the Government of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics to permit observers designated by the Secretary-General to enter the territory of Hungary, to travel freely therein, and to report their findings to the Secretary-General;
§ 6. Calls upon all Members of the United Nations to co-operate with the Secretary-General and his representatives in the execution of his functions;
§ 7. Requests the Secretary-General in consultation with the heads of appropriate specialised agencies to inquire, on an urgent basis, into the needs of the Hungarian people for food, medicine and other similar supplies, and to report to the General Assembly as soon as possible;
§ 8. Requests all Members of the United Nations, and invites national and international humanitarian organisations to cooperate in making available such supplies as may be required by the Hungarian people.
§ 564th plenary meeting,
§ 4 November, 1956.
§ Resolution 1004 (ES-II) was adopted by 50 votes to 8 with 15 abstentions.