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United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (UN-led)
Authorization date: 04/91

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Western Sahara: “No one even knows if we’re there or not.” (02.04.2019)

Several days of UN-convened informal talks on the Western Sahara late last month appear to have yielded little towards bringing the decades-long conflict to a close. For many young Sahrawi refugees, a lifetime of failed diplomacy has left them hopeless at what they say is a frozen peace process, a...

The forgotten refugees of Western Sahara (22.03.2019)

The conflict over Western Sahara has smoldered for more than 40 years. Morocco's offer of autonomy for the region is now on the negotiating table, but that's not enough for many of the Saharawis exiled in Algeria.

Aid, refugees, and peacekeeping at stake in new Western Sahara talks (19.03.2019)

Revived attempts to resolve one of the world’s least known conflicts will resume in Geneva this week as representatives from Morocco and the Polisario Front attend roundtable talks to discuss the future of Western Sahara, often referred to as the last colony in Africa, and home to tens of thousands...

UN: new talks on Western Sahara expected in March (30.01.2019)

Morocco and the Polisario Front independence movement are expected to meet for the second round of talks on the conflict over the mineral-rich disputed territory of Western Sahara, a hopeful sign following the United Nations Security Council's call last year to speed up a solution to their 43-year...

First Western Sahara talks at UN in six years, begin in Geneva (05.12.2018)

[…] Delegations from Morocco, the Frente POLISARIO, Algeria and Mauritania are present at the roundtable meeting in Geneva. It will involve two days of talks that have been convened by the Personal Envoy of the Secretary-General, former President Horst Köhler of Germany, the UN confirmed in a...

Security Council extends mandate of UN peace mission in Western Sahara (31.10.2018)

The United Nations Security Council, on Wednesday, extended the mandate of the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO), until 30 April next year. Adopting resolution 2240 (2018), by a recorded vote of 12 in favour and 3 abstentions, the Security Council underscored the need for a...

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