What's In Blue: Western Sahara

  • 19 December 2020

    Western Sahara Consultations

    Security Council members are expected to hold videoconference consultations on Monday (21 December) on Western Sahara. Germany requested the meeting, which is expected to focus on recent developments in the region. Bintou Keita, the Assistant Secretary-General for Africa, and Colin... Tags: ,

  • Tomorrow (29 October), the Security Council is expected to commence the 24-hour written voting procedure on a draft resolution renewing the mandate of the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO). Russia, the Council president this month, is... Tags: , ,

  • 29 October 2019

    MINURSO Mandate Renewal

    Tomorrow (30 October), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution renewing the mandate of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO). The current mandate expires 31 October. It seems there could be one or... Tags: ,

  • On Tuesday (30 April), the Security Council is scheduled to adopt a resolution renewing the mandate of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) for an additional six months until 31 October. The US, as penholder,... Tags: ,

  • Tomorrow (29 January), Security Council members will receive a briefing in consultations from the Personal Envoy of the Secretary-General to Western Sahara, Horst Köhler. The session is being held in accordance with resolution 2440 that renewed the mandate of the UN... Tags: ,

  • This afternoon (31 October), the Council is expected to adopt a resolution that extends for six months the mandate of the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO), and expresses full support for the intention of the Secretary-General... Tags: ,

  • 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. In resolution 2414 this past April,... Tags: , ,

  • 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. Prior to the adoption, the Council was briefed... Tags: , ,

  • 21 November 2017

    Briefing on Western Sahara

    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... Tags: , ,

  • 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... Tags: , ,

  • 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. Special Representative Bolduc... Tags: , ,

  • 29 September 2016

    Briefing on Western Sahara

    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... Tags: , ,

  • 9 September 2016

    Western Sahara Consultations

    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... Tags: , ,

  • 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... Tags: , ,

  • Tomorrow afternoon (16 June), Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Hervé Ladsous will brief Council members under ‘any other business’ on the situation in Western Sahara. Venezuela requested the briefing in order to hear about the situation on the ground and ongoing... Tags: , ,