western sahara

Parties to Western Sahara conflict end UN-convened informal talks in New York

Delegations from Morocco and the Frente Polisario have attended a fourth round of informal talks in New York on ending the conflict in Western Sahara at the invitation of the personal envoy of the United Nations Secretary-General.

Latest round of UN-backed Western Sahara talks begin next week

The next round of informal talks between the parties to the conflict over Western Sahara will take place from 16 to 18 December in New York, the United Nations announced today.

Parties to UN-backed Western Sahara talks agree to meet again next month

The third round of United Nations-backed informal talks on the dispute over Western Sahara has ended with Morocco and the Frente Polisario agreeing to continue their discussions next month and again early next year.

UN-backed Western Sahara talks begin in New York amid clashes on the ground

The parties to the dispute over Western Sahara met today in New York for the start of the third round of United Nations-backed informal talks, while clashes on the ground between Moroccan security forces and Saharawi protesters have reportedly resulted in a number of deaths and injuries.

Western Sahara: UN envoy concludes North Africa tour

Christopher Ross, the United Nations envoy for Western Sahara, has wrapped up his fourth visit to the region ahead of the next round of informal talks, which are expected to be held in early November.

UN envoy on Western Sahara continues meetings in North Africa

The top United Nations envoy on the status of Western Sahara is continuing discussions in North Africa ahead of the next round of UN-backed talks to resolve the long-running dispute that dates back to 1976 when fighting broke out between Morocco and the Frente Polisario after the end of the Spanish colonial regime.

UN envoy on Western Sahara in Algeria ahead of new talks to resolve dispute

The top United Nations envoy on the status of Western Sahara held talks in Algeria today as part of efforts to resolve the long-running dispute that dates back to 1976 when fighting broke out between Morocco and the Frente Polisario after the end of the Spanish colonial regime.

UN envoy to undertake regional visit ahead of upcoming Western Sahara talks

The envoy spearheading United Nations efforts to help resolve the dispute over the status of Western Sahara is scheduled to travel to the region ahead of the next round of informal meetings scheduled for November, it was announced today.

UN agency urges resumption of family-visit flights for Western Sahara refugees

The United Nations refugee agency said it is seeking to clarify why a family-visit flight for Western Sahara refugees had to be aborted last week, adding that it hoped the confidence-building measure will be able to resume as soon as possible.

Mandate of UN peacekeeping force in Western Sahara extended for another year

The Security Council today extended the mandate of the United Nations peacekeeping mission tasked with organizing a referendum on self-determination in Western Sahara for another year.