western sahara

Amidst series of meetings, UN envoy urges resolution to Western Sahara dispute

Amid the rising threat of extremist elements in Africa's Sahel region, the dispute over Western Sahara must be resolved before lingering hostilities consume the North African territory, the United Nations top official on the issue warned today.

Head of UN peacekeeping visits mission in Western Sahara

The United Nations peacekeeping chief arrived today in Laayoune to visit the world body’s mission in Western Sahara, following which he will hold talks with both parties involved in the dispute over the territory.

Ban appoints UN official as head of mission on referendum in Western Sahara

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Wolfgang Weisbrod-Weber of Germany as his Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO).

UN launches first flight in expanded family visits for Western Sahara refugees

The United Nations refugee agency on Wednesday launched the first flight in an expanded programme of visits for long-separated Sahrawi families in the Tindouf camps of Algeria and in the territory of Western Sahara.

UN Western Sahara envoy to embark on regional visit in May

The United Nations envoy for Western Sahara announced today following three days of informal talks with the parties that he will embark on a regional tour starting in mid-May, including an extensive visit to the disputed territory.

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.