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United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (UN-Geführt)
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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.

Polisario threatens to review UN cooperation (22.04.2015)

The Polisario Front independence movement in the disputed North African territory of Western Sahara has threatened to review cooperation with United Nations monitors if the world body gives up on the idea of a referendum on the region's final status.

African Union urges UN rights monitoring role in Western Sahara (08.04.2015)

The Security Council has come under increasing pressure in recent years to add human rights monitoring to MINURSO's mandate. Morocco opposes the idea and the council has never approved it.

Polisario Front calls on UN Security Council to clarify Minurso mandate (11.10.2014)

The Polisario Front has demanded Friday in New York from the Security Council to clarify the mission entrusted to MINURSO, claiming that the UN body silence on this issue is "synonymous with abdication of responsibility."

Morocco rejects AU’s new special envoy for Western Sahara (02.07.2014)

Morocco accused the AU of taking sides and called on the U.N. Security Council to ignore the decision.