western sahara

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.

Latest round of UN-backed Western Sahara talks concludes in New York

The fifth round of United Nations-backed informal talks on the dispute over Western Sahara ended on Sunday with Morocco and the Frente Polisario agreeing to continue their discussions in March.

Next round of UN-backed Western Sahara talks slated for next week

The next round of informal talks between the parties to the conflict over Western Sahara will take place from 21 to 23 January in New York, the United Nations announced today.

UN-facilitated family visits for Western Sahara refugees resume

The United Nations refugee agency announced today that its programme to facilitate family visits for Western Sahara refugees who have been separated for more than 30 years has resumed.

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.