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United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (UN-Geführt)
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UN: Western Sahara needs rights monitors (12.04.2014)

The United Nations has called for more human rights oversight in Western Sahara, the vast northwest African territory occupied by Morocco since 1975, as a mandate for UN peace keepers in the disputed region comes up for renewal later this month.

UN envoy for Western Sahara launches ‘new phase’ in negotiations (30.10.2013)

The United Nations envoy dealing with Western Sahara today told the Security Council that he plans to return to the region in the coming weeks to pursue a new approach to ending the dispute over the territory.

Deutsche Militärbeobachter in der Westsahara (16.10.2013)

Deutschland beteiligt sich an der VN-Mission MINURSO. Vorerst sollen zwei unbewaffnete Militärbeobachter entsandt werden. Sie sollen helfen, den Waffenstillstand in der Westsahara zu überwachen. Der Beschluss des Bundeskabinetts erlaubt, bis zu vier Soldatinnen und Soldaten zu entsenden.

Morocco under rights fire as UN makes new Western Sahara peace bid (15.10.2013)

Under fire over its human rights record in the Western Sahara, Morocco is vying to regain the initiative as the UN makes a new peace push for the disputed territory.

Western Sahara: beyond complacency (30.09.2013)

Growing volatility and transborder terrorism and militancy in and around North Africa make the Western Sahara conflict a potential stability risk for the region. The top priority for most Sahrawis remains genuine selfgovernance, including better access to and management of natural resources. Rabat...

Western Sahara: The lingering conflict (05.09.2013)

Is an independent Western Sahara a viable proposition? Anouar Boukhars has his doubts. Given that the region remains economically dependent upon Morocco, the best that the ethnic Sahrawis may be able to hope for is greater political autonomy rather than outright independence.