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Morocco cutting support for UN Western Sahara force (16.03.2016)

The Moroccan government is reducing its staff and support for the U.N. peacekeeping operation in the Western Sahara, to protest the U.N. secretary-general's recent comments about the disputed territory.Morocco also threatened to withdraw its 2,300 troops from all U.N. peacekeeping operations.

Morocco accuses UN's Ban of dropping neutral tone in West Sahara dispute (09.03.2016)

[…]Ban said last week he would restart U.N. efforts to reach a solution after visiting camps in southern Algeria for the Polasario Front leadership and refugees who fled the conflict. The Moroccan government said Ban had used the word "occupation" to describe Moroccan annexation of Western Sahara...

UN chief plans later visit to Western Sahara (29.02.2016)

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will travel to Western Sahara later this year where the United Nations is seeking to end a 40-year conflict with Morocco, his spokesman said Monday.

UN envoy in Algiers for talks on disputed Western Sahara (23.11.2015)

UN envoy Christopher Ross met Algeria's president at the start of a mission aimed at breaking the impasse between Morocco and Algeria-backed separatists over the future of Western Sahara.

Ban appoints Pakistan national as Force Commander of UN Western Sahara mission (04.09.2015)

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced today the appointment of Major General Muhammad Tayyab Azam of Pakistan as the Force Commander of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO).

Western Sahara since the Arab Spring: any hope for change? (14.05.2015)

The Western Sahara has experienced none of the perceived benefits of the Arab Spring. Worse still, warns Nisrine Amel Lamamra, the decades-old conflict over this disputed territory is likely to remain frozen until more decisive action is taken to resolve it once and for all.

Security Council extends UN Western Sahara mission through April 2016 (28.04.2015)

The Security Council today extended for another year the mandate of the United Nations mission tasked with monitoring the ceasefire in Western Sahara, known by the acronym MINURSO.