Month: September 2020

sumoudsh - 2 months ago at 30/Sep/2020
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The Right Livelihood Foundation: Stop the smear campaign and prosecution of Aminatou Haidar and Sahrawi activists

The Right Livelihood Foundation strongly condemns the online smear campaign that Moroccan media have been conducting against 2019 Right Livelihood Laureate Aminatou Haidar and her fellow human rights activists, as well as the opening of a judicial investigation in response to the recent establishment of the Sahrawi Organ against Moroccan…

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sumoudsh - 2 months ago at 29/Sep/2020
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Mauritania reiterates support for United Nations efforts and Security Council resolutions in Western Sahara

The Islamic Republic of Mauritania has renewed its support for the efforts of the United Nations and relevant Security Council resolutions to resolve the conflict in Western Sahara, in a speech addressed Tuesday by Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Mr. Ismail Ould Sheikh Ahmed, before the UN General Assembly.…

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sumoudsh - 2 months ago at 29/Sep/2020
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Swiss Foreign Minister: Solution to Western Sahara issue must be in conformity with international law

Swiss Foreign Minister, Mr. Ignazio Cassis, stressed that the solution to the Western Sahara issue must be in conformity with international law, including the United Nations Charter and relevant UN Security Council resolutions. The chief of the Swiss diplomacy highlighted, in an oral response to questions raised by the Green…

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sumoudsh - 2 months ago at 29/Sep/2020
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UN denies false statements attributed by Moroccan Media to UN Secretary General on the illegal breach in Guerguarat in Western Sahara

The Sahrawi government confirmed Tuesday, in a statement issued by the Ministry of Information that the news recently published by the Moroccan News Agency about the alleged statement of the UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, regarding the illegal breach in the Guerguerat region, in Western Sahara, was false and unfounded news.…

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sumoudsh - 2 months ago at 28/Sep/2020
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Sumoud’s opinion:  Guerguerat illegal passage is a test for the UN mission, for organizing the referendum or perpetuating the occupation  

In its Resolution 2351 of April 2017, the UN Security Council acknowledged that the recent crisis in the buffer sector of Guerguerat raises fundamental issues related to the ceasefire and associated agreements, and encouraged the UN Secretary-General to explore ways to address those issues. It reiterated the need for complete…

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sumoudsh - 2 months ago at 27/Sep/2020
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UN General Assembly: Calls on international community to assume responsibility for continued Moroccan occupation of Western Sahara

The 75th session of the UN General Assembly is continuing its work in New York amid calls for completing the decolonization process in Western Sahara. In this regard, the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe, H.E. Dr. Emmerson Mnangagwa, called on the UN Security Council “to increase efforts towards ending…

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sumoudsh - 2 months ago at 25/Sep/2020
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British official: European Union violates international law in Western Sahara

The European Union is constantly violating international law in Western Sahara, stressed British MP and Chair of the House of Commons European Scrutiny Committee, Sir William Cash. During a debate on Monday in the House of Commons, the British official highlighted that the European Union preferred its own interests instead…

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sumoudsh - 2 months ago at 25/Sep/2020
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Timor-Leste calls for speeding-up decolonization process in Western Sahara

The President of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, H.E. Mr. Francisco Gutteres Lu Olo, has called on the United Nations to speed up the process for the decolonization of Western Sahara, in his speech before the UN 75th General Assembly in New York. He also called for urgent appointment of…

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sumoudsh - 2 months ago at 24/Sep/2020
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UNESCO corrects its mistake and removes occupied city of El-Aaiun from GNLC list

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has corrected the mistake it committed on Wednesday when it included the city of El-Aaiun, the occupied capital of the Sahrawi Republic, in its 2020 edition of Global Network of Learning Cities (GNLC), considering it as a Moroccan city. “After a…

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sumoudsh - 2 months ago at 24/Sep/2020
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Namibian president expresses concern over Morocco’s continued occupation of Western Sahara

The President of the Republic of Namibia, H.E. Dr. Hage Geingob, expressed Wednesday his country's concern over Morocco's continued occupation of Western Sahara. In his speech before the UN  75th General Assembly in New York, President Geingob expressed his country’s continued support to the right to self-determination and freedom of…

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