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Colombian Senate organises International Seminar "Western Sahara: last colony in Africa"

Bogotá, 19 March 2016 (SPS) – The Colombian Senate will organise the International Seminar "Western Sahara: last colony in Africa" on March 30, in the Hall of this Constitution (National Capitol), in the presence of Senator Luis Fernando Velasco, President of the Senate.

Khatri Adouh reelected president of National Council

Boujdour (Refugee Camps), 19 March 2016 (SPS) -  The members of the National Council (Parliament) reelected on Saturday  Member of the National Secretariat Khatri Adouh the president of this legislative body for a third term, in the presence of members of the National Secretariat of the Polisario Front and SADR government.

 

Washington reiterates support to UN mission in Western Sahara

Washington (United States), 19 March 2016 (SPS) - US Department of State expressed Friday its support to the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO), following Morocco's measures against the UN body aiming at weakening it.

 

The US Department of State, through its spokesman John Kirby, said Washington knew about Morocco's latest measures to reduce MINURSO personnel.

 

Sellal reaffirms support of Algeria to Sahrawi people’s right to self-determination

Cairo, March 18, 2016 (SPS) - Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal reaffirmed the support of Algeria to the Sahrawi people’s right to self-determination and its commitment for a settlement to the Sahrawi conflict within UN process.

 

Rabat new measures against MINURSO, "unprecedented"

Washington , March 18, 2016 (SPS) - The measures decided by Morocco against the United Nations Mission for Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) are "unprecedented" and will affect its ability to implement its mandates, denounced Thursday the UN.

 

"The mandate (of MINURSO) was given to it by the Security Council (...) what we are seeing is unprecedented," said UN Secretary General's spokesman Stephane Dujarric, during a press briefing.

Western Sahara: EU reaffirms support to UN chief's efforts, calls to maintain MINURSO

Brussels (Belgium) , March 18, 2016 (SPS) -  The European Union (EU) on Thursday reaffirmed its support to the efforts of United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to find a solution that will provide for the self-determination of the Sahrawi people, and called to maintain the UN Mission for Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO).SPS

 

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Prime Minister chairs a government meeting

Chahid Al-Hafed (Saharawi refugee camps), March 18, 2016 (SPS) -The Prime Minister of the Saharwi Republic, Mr. Abdelkader Taleb Omar, chaired yesterday  a government meeting to assess the level of implementation of their programs at of different sectors and institutions.

 

 

UN Security Council holds urgent meeting following Morocco's decision to stop financial contribution to Minurso

WASHINGTON-The United Nations Security Council will hold Thursday an urgent meeting following Morocco's decision to stop its financial contribution to the United Nations Mission for Referendum in Western Sahara (Minurso),  a source close to the issue told APS Thursday.  

The Security Council will meet at the request of the United Nations Secretary General Ban ki-moon to assess impact of this decision on Minurso.

Italians House and Senate express solidarity with Saharawi people struggle‏

Washington, March 18, 2016 (SPS) - "The Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission will hold on March 23, 2016 a hearing on Western Sahara which will address the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (Minurso) and the situation of human rights in the Occupied Territories of Western Sahara ", the Commission announced Wednesday.

 

 

Italians House and Senate express solidarity with Saharawi people struggle‏

Roma, March 18, 2016 (SPS) -  Members of the Chamber of Deputies and the Italian Senate expressed "solidarity with the struggle of the Saharawi people and their commitment to the defense of respect for international law and human rights, durante hosting a Saharawi delegation at the headquarters of Parliament composed of the President of the Saharawi Human rights Commission, Mr.

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