§ The General Assembly,
§ Recalling its resolution 1132 (XI) of 10 January, 1957, establishing a Special Committee, consisting of representatives of Australia, Ceylon, Denmark, Tunisia and Uruguay, to investigate, and to establish and maintain direct observation in Hungary and elsewhere, taking testimony, collecting evidence and receiving information, as appropriate,
§ Having now received the unanimous report of the Special Committee on the Problem of Hungary,
§ Regretting that the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and the present authorities in Hungary have failed to co-operate in any way with the Committee.893
§ 1. Expresses its appreciation to the Special Committee on the Problem of Hungary for its work;
§ 2. Endorses the report of the Committee;
§ 3. Notes the conclusion of the Committee that the events which took place in Hungary in October and November of 1956 constituted a spontaneous national uprising;
§ 4. Finds that the conclusions reached by the Committee on the basis of its examination of all available evidence confirm that;
- (a) The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, in violation of the Charter of the United Nations, has deprived Hungary of its liberty and political independence and the Hungarian people of the exercise of their fundamental human rights;
- (b) the present Hungarian régime has been imposed on the Hungarian people by the armed intervention of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics;
- (c) The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics has carried out mass deportations of Hungarian citizens to the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics;
- (d) The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics has violated its obligations under the Geneva Conventions of 1949;
- (e) The present authorities in Hungary have violated the human rights and freedoms guaranteed by the Treaty of Peace with Hungary;
§ 5. Condemns these acts and the continued defiance of the resolutions of the General Assembly;
§ 6. Reiterates its concern with the continuing plight of the Hungarian people;
§ 7. Considers that further efforts must be made to achieve the objectives of the United Nations in regard to Hungary in accordance with the Purposes and Principles of the Charter and the pertinent resolutions of the General Assembly;
§ 8. Calls upon the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and the present authorities in Hungary, in view of evidence contained in the report, to desist from repressive measures against the Hungarian people, to respect the liberty and political independence of Hungary and the Hungarian people's enjoyment of fundamental human rights and freedoms, and to ensure the return to Hungary of those Hungarian citizens who have been deported to the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics;
§ 9. Requests the President of the eleventh session of the General Assembly, H.R.H. Prince Wan Waithayakon, as the General Assembly's special representative on the Hungarian problem, to take such steps as he deems appropriate, in view of the findings of the Committee, to achieve the objectives of the United Nations in accordance with General Assembly resolutions 1004 (ES-II) of 4th November, 1956, 1005 (ES-II) of 9th November, 1956, 1127' (XI) of 21st November, 1956, 1131 (XI) of 12th December, 1956, and 1132 (XI) of 10th January, 1957, to consult as appropriate with the Committee during the course of his endeavours, and to report and make recommendations as he may deem advisable to the General Assembly;894
§ 10. Decides to place the Hungarian item on the provisional agenda of the twelfth session of the General Assembly.
§ 6771h plenary meeting,
§ 14th September, 1957.
§ Resolution 1133 (XI) was adopted by 60 votes to 10 with 10 abstentions.