Insights: Western Sahara

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    Western Sahara: Resolution to Renew Mandate of MINURSO

    This afternoon (31 October), the Council is expected to adopt a resolution that extends for six months the mandate of the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO), and expresses full support for the intention of the Secretary-General...

    posted on WED 31 OCT 2018
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    Western Sahara Consultations

    On 8 August, the Secretary-General’s Personal Envoy to Western Sahara, Horst Köhler, is expected to brief Security Council members in closed consultations. No Council product appears planned, with the exception of possible press elements. In resolution 2414 this past April,...

    posted on TUE 7 AUG 2018
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    Western Sahara: Mandate Renewal*

    This afternoon (27 April), the Council is scheduled to adopt a resolution extending the mandate of the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) for six months, until 31 October. Prior to the adoption, the Council was briefed...

    posted on FRI 27 APR 2018
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    Briefing on Western Sahara

    Tomorrow (22 November), Council members will receive a briefing in consultations on the situation in Western Sahara. Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) Kim Bolduc will deliver what...

    posted on TUE 21 NOV 2017
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    Western Sahara Resolution

    The Council is scheduled to vote later this afternoon on a draft resolution to extend the mandate of the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) for another year, until 30 April 2018. The vote was initially scheduled...

    posted on FRI 28 APR 2017
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    Western Sahara Consultations

    Tomorrow (18 October), Special Representative and head of the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) Kim Bolduc and Personal Envoy of the Secretary-General Christopher Ross will brief Council members in the regular semi-annual briefing. Special Representative Bolduc...

    posted on MON 17 OCT 2016
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    Briefing on Western Sahara

    This afternoon (29 September), Under-Secretary-General of the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO), Hervé Ladsous, will brief Council members on the situation in Western Sahara under “any other businesss”. The briefing was requested by Angola, Uruguay and Venezuela, in order to...

    posted on THU 29 SEP 2016
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    Western Sahara Consultations

    This afternoon (9 September), Council members will meet in consultations at the request of the Secretariat to discuss the situation in Western Sahara amidst rising tensions with regard to ceasefire violations. Special Representative and Head of the UN Mission for...

    posted on FRI 9 SEP 2016
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    Consultations on Western Sahara

    Tomorrow morning (26 August), Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations El-Ghassim Wane will brief Council members in consultations on the situation in Western Sahara. The briefing was requested by Venezuela in light of allegations by the Polisario that Morocco has traversed...

    posted on THU 25 AUG 2016
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    Meeting on Western Sahara

    Tomorrow afternoon (16 June), Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Hervé Ladsous will brief Council members under ‘any other business’ on the situation in Western Sahara. Venezuela requested the briefing in order to hear about the situation on the ground and ongoing...

    posted on WED 15 JUN 2016
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    Western Sahara: Mission Mandate Extended for 12 Months

    This morning, the Council adopted a resolution on the mandate of the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO), with ten votes in favour, two against(Uruguay and Venezuela), and three abstentions (Angola, New Zealand and Russia). Twice before...

    posted on FRI 29 APR 2016
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    Western Sahara: Arria-formula Meeting, Consultations and MINURSO Adoption

    This afternoon, Council members Angola and Venezuela will be convening an Arria-formula meeting on Western Sahara. The situation in Western Sahara has garnered increased attention recently, following a dispute between the Secretary-General and Morocco that culminated in Morocco’s demanding the...

    posted on TUE 26 APR 2016
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    Council Discussions on Western Sahara

    Extensive discussions in the Security Council on Western Sahara over the last week culminated on Thursday evening (24 March) in the President presenting only basic press elements, a reflection of the deep divisions among Council members on how to interpret...

    posted on SAT 26 MAR 2016
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    Vote on Resolution Extending UN Mission in Western Sahara

    Tomorrow morning (28 April), the Security Council will vote on a resolution extending the mandate of the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) for another year. The draft resolution, which was put in blue earlier today, contains...

    posted on MON 27 APR 2015
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    UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara Mandate Renewal

    Tomorrow (29 April), the Security Council is scheduled to adopt a resolution extending the mandate of the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) for twelve months. (The current mandate expires on 30 April.) The draft resolution was...

    posted on MON 28 APR 2014