UN Documents for Western Sahara

Selected Security Council Resolutions View All
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.
30 October 2019 S/RES/2494 The Security Council renewed the mandate of MINURSO for 12 months until 31 October 2020.
Selected Secretary-General's Reports View All
23 September 2020 S/2020/938 This Secretary-General's report covers the period from 2 October 2019 to 31 August 2020.
2 October 2019 S/2019/787 The report provided information ahead of the mandate expiry. It covered developments since 1 April 2019 and described the situation on the ground, the status and progress of the political negotiations on Western Sahara, and the existing challenges to the Mission’s operations and steps taken to address them.
1 April 2019 S/2019/282 This was the report on MINURSO covering 3 October 2018 to 1 April 2019.
Selected Security Council Letters View All
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 View All
30 October 2019 S/PV.8651 At this meeting Council members adopted resolution 2494 renewing MINURSO's mandate until 31 October 2020.
30 April 2019 S/PV.8518 The Council passed resolution 2468 extending the mandate of MINURSO for six months. There were two abstentions (Russia and South Africa).
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.
Selected Security Council Press Statements View All
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 View All
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 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.