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United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (UN-Geführt)
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UN welcomes withdrawal of Polisario Front from Guerguerat area (28.04.2017)

The statement comes as the UN Security Council today unanimously extended MINURSO's mandate until 30 April 2018. Through a resolution, the Council reaffirmed the need for full respect of the military agreements reached with MINURSO with regard to the ceasefire and called on all the parties to...

UN chief wants new talks in 40-year Western Sahara impasse (12.04.2017)

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says he wants renewed negotiations to resolve the Western Sahara conflict, which has pitted Morocco against the Polisario Front independence movement for 40 years.

Ex-Bundespräsident Köhler soll Sonderbeauftragter der UNO werden (11.04.2017)

Auf den früheren Bundespräsidenten Horst Köhler kommt eine neue Aufgabe zu: Er soll nach SPIEGEL-Informationen Uno-Sonderbeauftragter für den Westsahara-Konflikt werden. Köhler gilt als Afrikakenner.

UN Western Sahara envoy offers to resign (08.03.2017)

The United Nations envoy for the disputed Western Sahara territory has offered his resignation after eight years of trying to bring the Polisario independence movement and Morocco back to negotiations to end their conflict.

Guterres just made some progress on a long stalled dispute in North Africa (01.03.2017)

[…] Last Sunday, Morocco announced the withdraw of its forces from a UN-monitored buffer zone in Western Sahara. The announcement came a few days after a phone conversation between King Mohammed VI and the new United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Guterres. During the phone call, according to...

Morocco to pull out of UN buffer zone (27.02.2017)

[…] Tension in the area flared up a year ago when Morocco moved into the buffer zone, breaching a UN-backed ceasefire. The Polisario Front, which wants independence for Western Sahara, dismissed Morocco's move as a gimmick.