April 2018

MINURSO: Security Council’s resolution “turning point” in handling Sahrawi issue

New York, April 30, 2018 (SPS) - The resolution extending the mandate of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) by six months represents a turning point in the handling of the Sahrawi issue by the Security Council, said M’Hamed Khedad, the Sahrawi coordinator with MINURSO.

CEAS-Sahara expresses concern about situation of Claude Mangin Asfari on hunger strike

Madrid, April 30, 2018 (SPS) - The Coordination of Solidarity Associations with the Sahara (CEAS-Sahara) has expressed in a statement "its utmost concern regarding the situation of the French citizen Claude Mangin Asfari, who belongs to the French Association of Friendship with the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic and wife of one of the Saharawi political prisoners of the Gdeim Izik group."

UN Security Council calls on Morocco, Polisario Front to hold negotiations without prerequisites

New York, April 28, 2018 (SPS) - The United Nations Security Council adopted, in a debate Friday on the issue of Western Sahara, a resolution which reaffirms the right of the Sahrawi people to self-determination and calls on the two parties to the conflict, Morocco and the Polisario Front, to hold negotiations “without prerequisites and in good faith,” under the auspices of UN Secretary General.

Algeria “notes with satisfaction” Security Council resolution extending MUNURSO mandate

Algiers, April 28, 2018 (SPS) - Algeria “notes with satisfaction” the new resolution on the issue of Western Sahara that the United Nations Security Council adopted Friday and underlines that this resolution reaffirms that there is no other solution to the conflict but that which enables the Saharawi people to exercise their inalienable right to self-determination, said the spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Abdelaziz Benali Cherif in a statement following the adopt

Security Council extends MINURSO mandate by six months

New York, April 28, 2018 (SPS) - The United Nations Security Council adopted Friday, in New York, a draft resolution extending by six months, until 31 October, the mandate of the United Nations Mission for the Holding of a Referendum in Western Sahara.

Swedish parties call on their government to recognize Sahrawi State

Stockholm, April 28, 2018 (SPS) - Representatives of Swedish political parties called Thursday on their government to implement the recommendation that had been approved by the Swedish Parliament calling for recognition of the Saharawi State, during a debate on the situation in the Middle East and North Africa.

Following MINURSO peacekeeping mandate renewal, Polisario urges immediate launch of direct negotiating process

New York, 27 April, 2018 (SPS) - Today the UN Security Council voted to extend the mandate of the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) for a period of six months.

Security Council dubs "unacceptable" status quo in Western Sahara (draft resolution)

New York, April 27, 2018 (SPS) -  The UN Security Council called on the parties to the conflict, Morocco and Western Sahara to resume direct negotiations, dubbing "unacceptable" the status quo resulting from the stalled peace process.

Security Council to vote Friday on 6-month extension of MINURSO's mandate

New York, April 27, 2018 (SPS) – The United Nations Security Council will vote Friday on the draft resolution on six-month extension of the mandate of the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO).

The draft resolution provides for six-month extension of the MINURSO's mandate until 31 October 2018 instead of one year and calls on the two parties to the conflict, Polisario Front and Morocco, to resume direct talks without preconditions.

Need for UN Resolution focused on conflict settlement in Western Sahara

New York, April 27, 2018 (SPS) - Negotiations about the draft resolution on occupied Western Sahara, continue Thursday in Security Council where member countries demanded a text oriented towards the political settlement of the conflict.

The text presented by the U.S. has not got any consensus within this UN body.

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