§ The General Assembly,
§ Deeply concerned over the tragic events in Hungary,
§ Recalling those provisions of its resolutions 1004 (ES-II) of 4 November, 1956, 1005 (ES-II) of 9 November, 1956, 1127 (XI of 21 November, 1956, and 1130 (XI) of 4 December, 1956, calling upon the Government of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics to desist from its intervention in the internal affairs of Hungary, to withdraw its forces from Hungary and to cease its repression of the Hungarian people,
§ Recalling also those provisions of its resolutions 1004 (ES-II) and 1127 (XI), calling for permission for United Nations observers to enter the territory of Hungary, to travel freely therein and to report their findings to the Secretary-General,
§ Having received the report of the Secretary-General of 30 November, 1956, stating that 892 no information is available to the Secretary-General concerning steps taken in order to establish compliance with the decisions of the General Assembly which refer to a withdrawal of troops or related political matters, and the note of the Secretary-General of 7 December, 1956,
§ Noting with grave concern that there has not been a reply to the latest appeal of the General Assembly for the admission of United Nations observers to Hungary, as contained in its resolution 1130 (XI),
§ Considering that recent events have clearly demonstrated the will of the Hungarian people to recover their liberty and independence,
§ Noting the overwhelming demand of the Hungarian people for the cessation of intervention of foreign armed forces and the withdrawal of foreign troops,
§ 1. Declares that, by using its armed force against the Hungarian people, the Government of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics is violating the political independence of Hungary;
§ 2. Condemns the violation of the Charter of the United Nations by the Government of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics in depriving Hungary of its liberty and independence and the Hungarian people of the exercise of their fundamental rights;
§ 3. Reiterates its call upon the Government of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics to desist forthwith from any form of intervention in the internal affairs of Hungary;
§ 4. Calls upon the Government of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics to make immediate arrangements for the withdrawal, under United Nations observation, of its armed forces from Hungary and to permit the re-establishment of the political independence of Hungary;
§ 5. Requests the Secretary-General to take any initiative that he deems helpful in relation to the Hungarian problem, in conformity with the principles of the Charter and the resolutions of the General Assembly.
§ 618th plenary meeting,
§ 12 December, 1956.
§ Resolution 1131 (XI) was adopted by 55 votes to 8 with 13 abstentions.