UN Documents for Western Sahara
|Selected Security Council Resolutions
|27 October 2022 S/RES/2654
|This resolution renewed the mandate of MINURSO until 31 October 2023.
|29 October 2021 S/RES/2602
|This resolution renewed the mandate of the UN Mission for the Referendum on Western Sahara (MINURSO) for another year, until 31 October 2022. The resolution received 13 votes in favour and two abstentions (Russia and Tunisia).
|30 October 2020 S/RES/2548
|This resolution renewed MINURSO until 31 October 2021.
|Selected Secretary-General's Reports
|3 October 2023 S/2023/729
|This was a Secretary-General’s report concerning Western Sahara.
|3 October 2022 S/2022/733
|This was a Secretary-General's report concerning Western Sahara.
|1 October 2021 S/2021/843
|This is a Secretary-General's report on the situation concerning Western Sahara.
|Selected Security Council Letters
|14 September 2021 S/2021/787
|This was a letter by Morocco informing of the outcome of general legislative, commune-level and regional elections, also referencing Western Sahara territories.
|24 May 2021 s/2021/494
|This was a letter by Morocco condemning political support provided by South Africa to the Polisario
|17 May 2021 S/2021/475
|This was the letter dated 17 May 2021 from the Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council transmitting a letter form the Polisario Front calling on the Security Council to protect the Sahrawi civilians and ensuring their physical and moral safety.
|Selected Security Council Meeting Records
|27 October 2022 S/PV.9168
|This contained the explanation of votes after the adoption of resolution 2654 renewing MINURSO's mandate.
|29 October 2021 S/PV.8890
|This contained the explanation of votes at the adoption of resolution 2602 renewing MINURSO's mandate.
|30 October 2019 S/PV.8651
|At this meeting Council members adopted resolution 2494 renewing MINURSO's mandate until 31 October 2020.
|Selected Security Council Press Statements
|31 January 2019 SC/13686
|This two-paragraph statement expressed Council support for the Personal Envoy and his efforts.
|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
|22 July 2020 A/75/220
|This provides an overview of the major activities undertaken by stakeholders during the Third International Decade for the Eradication of Colonialism.
|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”.
|Selected Other Documents
|20 June 1995 S/1995/498
|This was the report of the Security Council mission to Western Sahara, from 3 to 9 June 1995.