western sahara

Further talks on Western Sahara need 'careful preparation' – Ban

If progress is to be made on the status of Western Sahara, careful preparation is needed before further talks are held between Morocco and the Frente Polisario on the long-running dispute, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says in a report released today.

Aid partners to assess state of Western Sahara refugees on UN-led visits

Concern over malnutrition among long-term refugees from Western Sahara have sparked two assessment missions to their camps in western Algeria by humanitarian partners, the first of which embarks tomorrow, the United Nations refugee agency announced today.

UN envoy on Western Sahara finishes ‘intensive’ talks in Algeria

As he left for Spain today to continue consultations on Western Sahara, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Personal Envoy on the matter said that his talks with Algerian officials had been “intensive, frank and useful.”

New UN envoy for Western Sahara heads to region for consultations

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Personal Envoy for Western Sahara is on his way to the region for consultations with the parties, Morocco and the Frente Polisario, as part of United Nations efforts to help broker a just, lasting and mutually acceptable political solution regarding the Territory’s status.