Western Sahara

  • 24 April 2013

    Western Sahara Mission Mandate Renewal

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    Tomorrow morning (25 April), the Security Council is scheduled to adopt a resolution extending the mandate of the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) for twelve months. (The current mandate expires on 30 April 2013.) The draft...

  • April 2013

    Western Sahara

    Monthly Forecast

    In April, the Council expects a briefing in consultations on the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) by Wolfgang Weisbrod-Weber, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and head of MINURSO. The Secretary-General’s Personal Envoy for Western Sahara, Christopher Ross, is also likely to brief the Council.

  • 27 November 2012

    Western Sahara Consultations

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    Tomorrow afternoon (28 November) Security Council members are set to receive a briefing in consultations on the status of negotiations on Western Sahara. The Secretary-General’s Personal Envoy, Christopher Ross, is scheduled to brief during the closed meeting and the new...

  • November 2012

    Western Sahara

    Monthly Forecast

    In November, the Council expects to be briefed in consultations by the Secretary-General’s Personal Envoy for Western Sahara, Christopher Ross, after his visit to key North African and European capitals, scheduled for 27 October to 15 November. The Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO), Wolfgang Weisbrod-Weber may also brief on MINURSO. No outcome is expected from the briefing.

  • 23 April 2012

    Renewal of Western Sahara Mission

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    Tomorrow (24 April), Security Council members are set to adopt a resolution to extend the mandate of the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) for another year. A draft resolution was discussed by the Group of Friends...

  • 16 April 2012

    Western Sahara Consultations

    What's in Blue

    Tomorrow (17 April), Security Council members are set to receive a briefing in consultations on the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO). The Secretary-General’s Personal Envoy, Christopher Ross, and the head of MINURSO, Hany Abdel-Aziz, are scheduled...

  • April 2012

    Western Sahara

    Monthly Forecast

    Prior to the 30 April expiry of the mandate of the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO), the Council is due to receive the Secretary-General's report and a briefing on its contents and most recent developments by MINURSO's head and Special Representative of the Secretary-General, Hany Abdel-Aziz.

  • October 2011

    Western Sahara

    Monthly Forecast

    In October, the Council is expecting to be briefed in consultations by the Secretary-General's Personal Envoy for Western Sahara, Christopher Ross. The Council is also likely to discuss the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) mandate.

  • 19 July 2011

    Western Sahara Talks

    What's in Blue

    Today (19 July), parties to the Western Sahara conflict will meet for a further session of informal talks in Greentree, New York in the series initiated in 2009 following Security Council resolution 1891. The Secretary-General’s personal envoy for Western Sahara,...

  • 3 June 2011

    Western Sahara Talks

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    Starting on Sunday, 5 June, the parties to the Western Sahara conflict will convene for three days of talks at Greentree Estate, New York . This will be the seventh round of UN-backed informal talks between Morocco and the Polisario...

  • 26 April 2011

    Insights on Western Sahara

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    The Council is likely to adopt a resolution tomorrow (Wednesday, 27 April) renewing the mandate of the UN Mission in Western Sahara. Council members are still negotiating a draft resolution. A text was circulated to the wider Council membership on...

  • 15 April 2011

    Insights on Western Sahara

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    Security Council consultations on Western Sahara were originally scheduled for today (Friday, 15 April) but have been postponed to Tuesday,19 April. (This is the second postponement. Yesterday it was postponed from Friday, 15 April to Monday, 18 April.) The Secretary-General’s...

  • April 2011

    Western Sahara

    Monthly Forecast

    The Council is expecting the Secretary-General’s report on Western Sahara. Briefings by Envoy Christopher Ross and Secretary-General’s Special Representative and head of MINURSO Hany Abdel-Aziz are also likely.

  • 15 November 2010

    Update Report No. 1: Western Sahara

    Update Report

    On 16 November the Secretary-General’s Personal Envoy for Western Sahara, Christopher Ross, is expected to brief Council members in consultations after an informal meeting between Morocco and the Polisario—facilitated by Ross in Manhasset, NY from 7 to 9 November. The Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) is also 

  • November 2010

    Western Sahara

    Monthly Forecast

    In November, the Personal Envoy of the Secretary-General for Western Sahara, Christopher Ross, is expected to brief Council members in informal consultations after an informal meeting between Morocco and the Polisario Front to be held early in November.