Month: October 2020

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Russia criticizes Security Council’s “biased and partial” approach on Western Sahara, supports fair solution

The Russian Federation stressed in its explanation of vote Thursday in participation to the discussion of a new resolution by the Security Council on Western Sahara, that Russia abstained from voting Friday labeling the text as biased and partial. Russia stressed that “in recent years, resolutions on renewal of MINURSO…

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Polisario Front reaffirms its decision to reconsider its engagement in UN peace process in Western Sahara

The Polisario Front has reaffirmed its decision of 30 October 2019 to reconsider its engagement in the UN peace process in Western Sahara, stressing once again that it will not engage in any process that is not in line with the mandate for which the United Nations Mission for the…

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sumoudsh - 4 weeks ago at 31/Oct/2020
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Will the UN Security Council succeed to start the ball rolling again on a referendum of self-determination in Western Sahara?

By Deich Mohamed Saleh The question of Western Sahara is on the agenda of the UN Security Council for this month as the mandate of the UN Mission to Western Sahara (MINURSO) ends by the 31st. Hopes are pinned on this meeting to take serious actions to accelerating the protracted…

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sumoudsh - 4 weeks ago at 30/Oct/2020
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UN Security Council adopts Resolution 2548 on Western Sahara, extends mandate of MINURSO for 12 months      

The UN Security Council voted on a new resolution on Western Sahara, Resolution 2548, extending the mandate of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) until October 30, 2021. Russia and South Africa abstained from voting on the resolution, which urgently calls for the appointment of…

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sumoudsh - 4 weeks ago at 30/Oct/2020
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Polisario Front calls on its militants to be vigilant, prepared for all eventualities

The National Secretariat of the Polisario Front on Thursday held an extraordinary meeting chaired by President of the Republic, Secretary-General of the Polisario Front, Mr. Brahim Ghali, devoted to assessing the situation of the Sahrawi cause at the regional and international levels. In the light of its assessment of the…

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sumoudsh - 4 weeks ago at 30/Oct/2020
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United Nations: Opening of “diplomatic representations” in occupied Sahrawi territories will not change United Nations position on Western Sahara issue

The Spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General, Stéphane Dujarric, confirmed Thursday that the United Nations position on Western Sahara has not changed. In response to a question about the UAE’s intention to open an alleged consulate in El Aaiun, the occupied capital of Western Sahara, the official spokesperson for the UN…

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sumoudsh - 4 weeks ago at 29/Oct/2020
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President Brahim Ghali: Sahrawi people must be prepared for all eventualities, including return to armed struggle

President of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), Mr. Brahim Ghali, on Thursday called on the Sahrawi people to be ready for any eventuality, including a return to the armed struggle to liberate Western Sahara from Moroccan occupation. President Brahim Ghali stressed, in a speech to the special session of…

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sumoudsh - 4 weeks ago at 29/Oct/2020
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UN Security Council: US draft resolution explicitly calls for appointment of new envoy for Western Sahara

Russia will present to members of the Security Council on Thursday a draft resolution prepared by the United States on extending the mandate of the MINURSO mission for another year, a source close to the UN Security Council indicated Wednesday. The draft resolution was intensely debated behind the scenes, with…

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sumoudsh - 4 weeks ago at 28/Oct/2020
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Statement on behalf of the UK Parliament’s Western Sahara All Party Parliamentary Group ahead of the MINURSO vote in the UN Security Council this week

Article 1 (2) of the United Nations charter states its purpose is: “To develop friendly relations among nations based on respect for the principle of equal rights and self-determination of peoples”. The decolonization efforts of the United Nations derive from this purpose. The UN lists 17 non-self governing territories where…

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sumoudsh - 4 weeks ago at 28/Oct/2020
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UN Security Council postpones its session on Western Sahara

The UN Security Council postponed its session on Wednesday evening after the United Nations decided to cancel all meetings held in person, after a member state confirmed that five of its staff had been infected with Coronavirus. Sources close to Russia's Permanent Mission to the United Nations, which chairs the…

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