85 (1950). Resolution of 31 July 1950
The Security Council,
Recognizing the hardships and privations to which the people of Korea are being subjected as a result of the
continued prosecution by the North Korean forces of their unlawful attack.
Appreciating the spontaneous offers of assistance to the Korean people which have been made by Governments,
specialized agencies, and non-governmental organizations,
1. Requests the Unified Command to exercise responsibility for determining the requirements for the relief and
support of the civilian population of Korea and for establishing in the field the procedures for providing such
relief and support;
2. Requests the Secretary-General to transmit all offers of assistance for relief and support to the Unified
3. Requests the Unified Command to provide the Security Council with reports, as appropriate, on its relief
4. Requests the Secretary-General the Economic and Social Council in accordance with Article 65 of the Charter
of the United Nations, other appropriate United Nations principal and subsidiary organs, the specialized agencies
in accordance with the terms of their respective agreements with the United Nations, and appropriate
non-governmental organizations to provide such assistance as the Unified Command may request for the relief and
support of the civilian population of Korea, and as appropriate in connexion with the responsibilities being
carried out by the Unified Command on behalf of the Security Council.
Adopted at the 479th meeting by 9 votes to none, with 1 abstention (Yugoslavia).