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Security Council backs Annan's proposal for framework talks on Western Sahara

Expressing its full support for a proposal by Secretary-General Kofi Annan for new talks on Western Sahara, the Security Council today extended for five months the mandate of a United Nations mission deployed to organize a referendum for the self-determination of the Territory's people.

Western Sahara: new proposal aims to bring parties to the table, UN envoy says

Secretary-General Kofi Annan's envoy for Western Sahara told the Security Council today that the new proposal contained in Mr. Annan's recent report was aimed at bringing the two sides to the table and did not mean abandoning the current settlement plan, which calls for a referendum to allow the people of the Territory to choose between independence or integration with Morocco.

Western Sahara: doubtful about current plan, Annan urges talks on new framework

Voicing doubts about the possibility of implementing the current settlement plan for Western Sahara - which calls for a referendum to allow the people of the Territory to choose between independence or integration with Morocco - United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today urged talks on a new framework accord for resolving the dispute.

UN seeks funding to aid Western Sahara refugees in remote camps in Algeria

Two leading United Nations agencies today called on donors to provide at least $1.2 million per month to assist Western Sahara refugees living in remote desert camps in Algeria.

Security Council extends UN's Western Sahara mission for two months

The Security Council today voted unanimously to extend for two months, until June 30, the mandate of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO), which was set up in 1991 to allow the people of the Territory to choose between independence and integration into Morocco.

Western Sahara: Security Council members concerned at lack of progress

Members of the Security Council today expressed "considerable concern" at the lack of progress in resolving the dispute over Western Sahara, a non-self-governing Territory abutting Morocco, the administering power.

Annan recommends two-month extension of UN's Western Sahara mission

Secretary-General Kofi Annan today reported that there has been no progress in the implementation of the United Nations Settlement Plan for Western Sahara, but recommended that the UN mission in the country be extended for two months to allow the parties to explore a possible solution.