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

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German ex-President Horst Köhler quits UN Western Sahara role (23.05.2019)

Horst Köhler, who was president of Germany for six years, has left his post as UN envoy for the territory of Western Sahara. His departure on health grounds leaves efforts to resolve a decades-long dispute in limbo.

UN welcomes momentum on Western Sahara, but parties at odds (30.04.2019)

The U.N. Security Council approved a resolution Tuesday welcoming "new momentum" from the restart of talks on resolving the decades-old dispute over the mineral-rich Western Sahara, but Morocco and the pro-independence Polisario Front remain deeply at odds over its future. South Africa and Russia...

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...

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