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UN Security Council holds consultations on situation in Western Sahara

New York (United Nations) April 19, 2014 (SPS) -  The UN Security Council held on Thursday consultations on the question of  Western Sahara and its developments in the light of the report of the Secretary-General of the United Nations submitted April 10.
 
It has been decided to introduce a motion on April 23, regarding the Sahrawi issue, particularly the renewal of the mandate of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in the Western Sahara (MINURSO), respect for human rights and protection of natural resources in Western Sahara.

British and international associations demand human rights monitoring in Western Sahara

London, April 19, 2014 (SPS) -  British and international associations active in the field of human rights demanded Thursday that the British government to press in the United Nations Security Council for monitoring of human rights in Western Sahara, in a letter published on the site of the famous British newspaper, The Guardian.
 

Envoy of President of Republic received by Nigerian President

Abuja (Nigeria) April 18, 2014 (SPS) - Special Envoy of the President of the Republic M'hamed Khadad, member of the National Secretariat of the Polisario Front and the Coordinator with the MINURSO, received Thursday by Mr. Jonathan Goodluck, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, according to a statement of SADR Embassy in Abuja, Nigeria. 

 

President of Republic congratulates his Algerian counterpart on his re-election

Birlehlu, April 18, 2014 (SPS) - The President of the Republic, Secretary General of the Polisario Front, Mr. Mohamed Abdelaziz, congratulated his Algerian counterpart, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, on the occasion of his re-election as president of Algeria for fourth term, in a letter Friday.
 

Spanish ONGs asks UNSC to vote in favour of expanding MINURSO mandate include human rights monitoring

Madrid, April 17, 2014 (SPS) - 19 Spanish cultural and political non-governmental organizations have asked the UN Security Council to take its responsibilities in maintaining international peace and security in accordance with the UN principles and purposes, by voting “favourably” to expand the powers of MINURSO to include sustained human rights monitoring in Western Sahara.

AU welcomes UN Secretary General’s report on Western Sahara

Addis Ababa, April 17, 2014 (SPS) - The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has welcomed the report issued by the UN Secretary General on the situation concerning Western Sahara.

In a press release issued Tuesday, Mrs. Dlamini-Zuma recalled to the recommendation made for the UN Security Council comprehensively to review the framework that it provided for the negotiating process in April 2007, if no progress occur before April 2015.

MEPs asks UNSC to expand MINURSO mandate to include human rights monitoring

Brussels, April 17, 2014 (SPS) - A group of members of the European Parliament has sent a letter to the UN Secretary General and Security Council Member States, in which they called for expand the mandate of the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) to include the monitor of human rights situation on the ground.

MEPs recalled that several international human rights NGOs and the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture, Juan Mendez, described as “worrisome” the human rights situation in occupied Western Sahara.

Anti-apartheid fighter Andrew Mlangeni to attend FiSahara 2014

Madrid, April 17, 2014 (SPS) - The iconic anti-apartheid fighter Andrew Mlangeni, imprisoned with Nelson Mandela for 26 years, announced Wednesday that he will attend the 11th edition of the Western Sahara International Film Festival (FiSahara), to be held in the Wilaya of Dakhla from April 29th to May 04, informed the organizers.

Mlangeni, now 89, was sentenced with Nelson Mandela at the Rivonia trials and lived beside him in Robben Island and Pollsmoor prison.

President deplores “violent attack” against Saharawis in occupied El Aaiun

Chahid Al Hafed (refugee camps), April 17, 2014 (SPS) - President of the Republic, Secretary General of the Polisario Front Mr. Mohamed Abdelaziz has deplored the “violent attack” carried out Tuesday evening by Moroccan repression forces against Saharawi citizens in the occupied city of El Aaiun, asking the UN to take “urgent steps” to protect the Saharawi people.

AU calls for renewed efforts to resolve Western Sahara conflict

Addis Ababa, 16 April 2014(SPS)- The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, has called for renewing efforts to resolve the conflict in Western Sahara, welcoming the report of the UN Secretary General on the situation concerning Western Sahara, issued on 10 April 2014.

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