Western Sahara

  • October 2018

    Western Sahara

    MONTHLY FORECAST

    The Council will receive a briefing in consultations on Western Sahara in October. The Special Representative and head of the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO), Colin Stewart, is expected to brief. Also during October, the Council is expected to renew the mandate of MINURSO, which expires on 31 October.

  • 7 AUGUST 2018

    Western Sahara Consultations

    WHAT'S IN BLUE

    On 8 August, the Secretary-General’s Personal Envoy to Western Sahara, Horst Köhler, is expected to brief Security Council members in closed consultations. No Council product appears planned, with the exception of possible press elements….

  • 27 APRIL 2018

    Western Sahara: Mandate Renewal*

    WHAT'S IN BLUE

    This afternoon (27 April), the Council is scheduled to adopt a resolution extending the mandate of the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) for six months, until 31 October….

  • April 2018

    Western Sahara

    MONTHLY FORECAST

    In April, the Council is expected to adopt a resolution extending the mandate of the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO). The Council will receive the Secretary-General’s report on the situation in Western Sahara and will be briefed by Special Representative of the Secretary-General Colin Stewart and the Department of Political Affairs on the situation ahead of MINURSO’s renewal.

    MINURSO’s mandate expires on 30 April.

  • March 2018

    Western Sahara

    MONTHLY FORECAST

    In March, Council members are expected to meet in consultations to receive a briefing from the Secretary-General’s Personal Envoy on Western Sahara, Horst Köhler, who was appointed on 16 August 2017, and Special Representative Colin Stewart, appointed to head MINURSO on 1 December 2017.

    The briefing, originally slated for February, is in response to Resolution 2351, adopted on 28 April 2017. In renewing the mandate of MINURSO for an additional year, the resolution requested the Secretary-General to update the Security Council within six months of the appointment of the new personal envoy. The resolution called for information about the ways in which the envoy, working with the parties, was progressing towards a mutually acceptable political solution that would provide for the self-determination of the people of Western Sahara; how MINURSO’s performance measures were being developed and implemented; and how structures and staffing could be reorganised to achieve mission goals efficiently. 

    MINURSO’s mandate expires on 30 April.

  • 21 NOVEMBER 2017

    Briefing on Western Sahara

    WHAT'S IN BLUE

    Tomorrow (22 November), Council members will receive a briefing in consultations on the situation in Western Sahara. Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) Kim Bolduc will deliver what…

  • October 2017

    Western Sahara

    MONTHLY FORECAST

    In October, the Council will receive a briefing in consultations on Western Sahara. It will be the second of the Secretary-General’s semi-annual briefings on the situation in Western Sahara this year. While at press time the briefers had not yet been confirmed, typically the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and the Personal Envoy of the Secretary-General conduct the briefing.

  • 28 APRIL 2017

    Western Sahara Resolution

    WHAT'S IN BLUE

    The Council is scheduled to vote later this afternoon on a draft resolution to extend the mandate of the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) for another year, until 30 April 2018. The vote was initially scheduled…

  • April 2017

    Western Sahara

    MONTHLY FORECAST

    In April, the Council is expected to adopt a resolution extending the mandate of the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO). The Council will receive the report of the Secretary-General on the situation in Western Sahara and will be briefed on the situation ahead of MINURSO’s renewal.

  • 17 OCTOBER 2016

    Western Sahara Consultations

    WHAT'S IN BLUE

    Tomorrow (18 October), Special Representative and head of the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) Kim Bolduc and Personal Envoy of the Secretary-General Christopher Ross will brief Council members in the regular semi-annual briefing….

  • October 2016

    Western Sahara

    MONTHLY FORECAST

    In October, the Council may receive the second of this year’s semi-annual briefings on the situation in Western Sahara by Special Representative and head of the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) Kim Bolduc and Personal Envoy Christopher Ross. 

  • 29 SEPTEMBER 2016

    Briefing on Western Sahara

    WHAT'S IN BLUE

    This afternoon (29 September), Under-Secretary-General of the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO), Hervé Ladsous, will brief Council members on the situation in Western Sahara under “any other businesss”. The briefing was requested by Angola, Uruguay and Venezuela, in order to…

  • 9 SEPTEMBER 2016

    Western Sahara Consultations

    WHAT'S IN BLUE

    This afternoon (9 September), Council members will meet in consultations at the request of the Secretariat to discuss the situation in Western Sahara amidst rising tensions with regard to ceasefire violations. Special Representative and Head of the UN Mission for…

  • 25 AUGUST 2016

    Consultations on Western Sahara

    WHAT'S IN BLUE

    Tomorrow morning (26 August), Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations El-Ghassim Wane will brief Council members in consultations on the situation in Western Sahara. The briefing was requested by Venezuela in light of allegations by the Polisario that Morocco has traversed…

  • Tomorrow (26 July), the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO), Kim Bolduc, will brief Security Council members in consultations, as requested by resolution 2285 of 29 April. The…