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Security Council extends UN mission in Western Sahara for another year

The Security Council today extended until 30 April 2009 the mandate of the United Nations mission in Western Sahara (MINURSO), tasked with monitoring the ceasefire between Morocco and the Frente Polisario and organizing a referendum on self-determination.

Status quo in Western Sahara negotiations unacceptable – latest UN report

Consolidating the status quo is not an acceptable outcome to the current process of negotiations over Western Sahara, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says in his latest report on the long-running dispute between Morocco and the Frente Polisario.

Latest round of UN-led talks on Western Sahara wrap up in New York

The fourth and latest round of United Nations-led talks, bringing together representatives from Morocco and the Frente Polisario, wrapped up today on the outskirts of New York City, with both sides once again pledging to continue negotiations.

Latest round of UN-led talks on Western Sahara begins

The fourth round of talks on Western Sahara, bringing together representatives from Morocco and the Frente Polisario under United Nations auspices, got under way today on the outskirts of New York City, according to a UN spokesperson.

New round of UN-led talks on Western Sahara begins

Starting this Sunday, the United Nations will lead a fourth round of talks on Western Sahara, bringing together representatives from Morocco and the Frente Polisario on the outskirts of New York City, a UN spokesperson said today.

Western Sahara: UN envoys continues consultations in the region

The United Nations envoy for Western Sahara is continuing his in-depth consultations with the parties and neighbouring countries in the region ahead of the next round of scheduled talks between Morocco and the Frente Polisario.

Morocco, Frente Polisario remain far apart on Western Sahara – Ban Ki-moon

Morocco and the Frente Polisario are still far apart on how to provide for the self-determination of the people of Western Sahara, despite the two parties’ commitment to a process of negotiations, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says in a new report.

Western Sahara: UN-led talks end with parties pledging to step up negotiations

The latest round of United Nations-led discussions on Western Sahara wrapped up today, with Morocco and the Frente Polisario agreeing on the need to move into a more intensive and substantive phase of negotiations.

New round of UN-brokered talks on Western Sahara get under way

As the third round of United Nations-led talks on Western Sahara began today in Manhasset, just outside of New York City, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Personal Envoy urged the parties to negotiate in good faith.

Secretary-General appeals for progress in UN-led Western Sahara talks

On the eve of the third round of United Nations-led talks on Western Sahara, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged the parties to use the opportunity to enter into a more intensive and substantive phase of discussions.