UN Documents for Western Sahara

Selected Security Council Resolutions View All
31 October 2018 S/RES/2440 The Security Council extended the mandate of MINURSO for a further six months.
27 April 2018 S/RES/2414 This was a resolution renewing MINURSO for another six months, until 31 October 2018.
28 April 2017 S/RES/2351 The Council adopted a resolution renewing the mandate of MINURSO for one year.
Selected Secretary-General's Reports View All
3 October 2018 S/2018/889 This was the Secretary-General's report on MINURSO.
29 March 2018 S/2018/277 This was the Secretary-General's report on the situation in Western Sahara.
10 April 2017 S/2017/307 This was the report of the Secretary-General on the situation concerning Western Sahara.
Selected Security Council Letters View All
22 November 2017 S/2017/1003 This was a letter from the Secretary-General expressing his intention to appoint Colin Steward (Canada) as his Special Representative for Western Sahara and head of MINURSO.
25 May 2017 S/2017/462 This was a letter from the Secretary-General expressing his intention to appoint Horst Köhler as his new Personal Envoy for Western Sahara.
19 October 2015 S/2015/804 This was a letter from the Secretary-General of the Polisario regarding drilling by an Ireland-based mining company in Western Sahara.
Selected Security Council Meeting Records View All
31 October 2018 S/PV.8387 This was the meeting record for the adoption and explanation of votes on MINURSO in which Bolivia, Ethiopia and Russia abstained.
27 April 2018 S/PV.8246 This was the renewal of MINURSO, including Council members' explanation of votes.
29 April 2016 S/PV.7684 The Council passed a resolution extending the mandate of MINURSO for a year and supporting the Secretary-General's request for an additional 15 military observers, within existing resources. Two members voted against (Uruguay and Venezuela), and three abstained (Angola, New Zealand and Russia).
Selected Security Council Press Statements View All
4 February 2008 SC/9241 The Council welcomed the Secretary-General's report, supporting the next round of talks and agreeing on the need to move the process into a more substantive phase of negotiations.
11 July 2007 SC/9076 The Council supported the agreement that negotiations would continue in August after a first round of talks in Manhasset on 18-19 June.
Selected General Assembly Documents View All
12 July 2005 A/60/116 This was a report summarizing the reports that had been submitted by the Secretary-General to the Security Council on the situation concerning Western Sahara from 1 July 2004 to 30 June 2005.
11 November 1980 A/RES/35/19 This was a resolution that referred to “the continued occupation of Western Sahara by Morocco”.
21 November 1979 A/RES/34/37 This resolution referred to “the continued occupation of Western Sahara by Morocco”.
Selected Other Documents View All
20 June 1995 S/1995/498 This was the report of the Security Council mission to Western Sahara, from 3 to 9 June 1995.