western sahara

News in Brief 06 December 2018

  • UN-brokered Yemen peace talks open in Sweden
  • UN envoy hails first step towards resolving Western Sahara future
  • Clean transport solutions presented at UN climate conference
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Western Sahara: a 'peaceful solution’ to conflict is possible, says UN envoy

The first UN-led talks in six years over the disputed Western Sahara-region concluded on a positive note on Thursday in Geneva, where the Organization’s representative Horst Köhler said that further discussions are planned “in the first quarter of 2019”.

First Western Sahara talks at UN in six years, begin in Geneva

Talks have begun at the UN on the future of Western Sahara – the first in years – the Organization announced on Wednesday.

Security Council extends mandate of UN peace mission in Western Sahara by six months

The United Nations Security Council, on Wednesday, extended the mandate of the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO), until 30 April next year.

Security Council renews UN mission in Western Sahara

The Security Council on Friday extended the mandate of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Western Sahara until 31 October 2018, calling for a “realistic, practicable and enduring” political solution to end the decades‑old conflict.

Western Sahara: UN chief urges easing of tensions in Guerguerat area

Deeply concerned over rising tensions near Guerguerat in the buffer strip in southern Western Sahara between the Moroccan berm and the Mauritanian border, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Saturday called for maximum restraint in the area.

Guterres appoints former German President Köhler as his Western Sahara envoy

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Horst Köhler, former President of Germany, as his Personal Envoy for Western Sahara.

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WFP welcomes US$1 million contribution to support Western Sahara refugees

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Plight of thousands of Sahrawi refugees leaves UN chief “deeply concerned”

The plight of tens of thousands of refugees from Western Sahara who stand to have their food rations cut, is a source of deep concern, the UN said on Friday.

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Western Sahara: UN welcomes withdrawal of Polisario Front from Guerguerat area

The United Nations today welcomed the withdrawal of all Polisario Front elements from the Guerguerat area, between the berm and the border with Mauritania, as confirmed by observers of the UN Mission on Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara, on 27-28 April.