western sahara

Morocco tells UN it is ready to resolve Western Sahara dispute on autonomy basis

Morocco has reiterated to the United Nations that it is ready to intensify talks to resolve the dispute over the Western Sahara on the basis of autonomy.

Bangladeshi general to head UN force in Western Sahara

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Major General Abdul Hafiz of Bangladesh as the Force Commander of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Western Sahara (MINURSO).

Parties to Western Sahara conflict conclude informal talks in New York

The parties to the Western Sahara dispute, Morocco and the Frente Polisario, have concluded another round of United Nations-backed informal talks in New York during which they continued to deepen their discussions on the issue of the electoral corps and mechanisms for self-determination.

Parties to Western Sahara conflict conclude UN-backed informal talks in New York

Parties to the conflict in Western Sahara continued to deepen their discussions on the electoral mechanisms for self-determination during three days of United Nations-backed informal talks in New York, according to a communiqué issued at today’s end of the meeting.

UN to host meeting of parties to Western Sahara dispute

The seventh round of United Nations-backed informal talks between the parties to the conflict in Western Sahara will be held in New York next month, the world body announced today.

Security Council extends UN mission in Western Sahara for another year

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

Ban voices concern at deadlock in UN-backed negotiations on Western Sahara

Neither party to the dispute over Western Sahara has taken steps to date that would suggest a readiness to move to an acceptable compromise, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says in a new report in which he recommends measures to help advance progress in the United Nations-backed negotiations.

Parties to Western Sahara dispute conclude another round of UN-convened talks

Representatives of the parties to the Western Sahara dispute, Morocco and the Frente Polisario, today wrapped up another round of talks, during which both sides continued to reject each other’s proposal as a sole basis for future negotiations, United Nations envoy Christopher Ross said.

UN-backed talks on future of Western Sahara to resume next week

Delegations of the parties to the Western Sahara dispute, Morocco and the Frente Polisario, and the two neighbouring States, Algeria and Mauritania, will gather in Malta on Monday for two days of United Nations-backed informal meetings as agreed during their last round of talks in January.

Western Sahara: UN reports progress in efforts to reunite separated families

The United Nations today reported significant progress on measures to increase the number of family visits for Western Sahara refugees who have been separated for more than 35 years.