Month: October 2021

sumoudsh - 1 year ago at 05/Oct/2021
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Following CJEU ruling, Polisario Front and Union of Small Farmers and Ranchers in Andalusia sign collaboration agreement  

The Polisario Front has signed a collaboration agreement with the Union of Small Farmers and Ranchers in Andalusia (UPA-Andalusia), Spain, which includes training, counselling and transfer of expertise to the Sahrawi state, in a field embodiment of the decision of the European Court of Justice (CJEU) that the Polisario, the…

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sumoudsh - 1 year ago at 05/Oct/2021
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UN Secretary General deplores ongoing Moroccan violations of human rights in occupied Western Sahara

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres deplored the ongoing human rights violations in Western Sahara by the forces of the Moroccan occupation which mainly targets the human rights defenders and the Sahrawi journalists. In a preliminary draft of the report on the situation in Western Sahara, Guterres noted that the Office…

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sumoudsh - 1 year ago at 04/Oct/2021
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Switzerland supports solution consistent with international law and UN resolutions on western Sahara

The Swiss government has stressed that it fully supports the efforts of the United Nations and its central role in the peace process in Western Sahara. The Swiss Foreign Ministry reiterated her Switzerland's support for a solution in line with international law and the relevant United Nations resolutions on Western…

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sumoudsh - 1 year ago at 04/Oct/2021
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Ireland will defend compliance with international law and protection of human rights in Western Sahara

Irish Minister of Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has asserted that his country will use the UN Security Council discussions on Western Sahara scheduled for the month of October to advocate compliance with international law and to enhance respect for human rights and accountability. In a written response to questions posed…

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sumoudsh - 1 year ago at 04/Oct/2021
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Mauritania position on Western Sahara stems from peace agreement signed with Polisario Front

Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Cheikh El-Ghazwani reiterated Sunday his country's position on the issue of Western Sahara, stressing that it is drawn from the peace agreement signed with Polisario Front in 1979 in Algiers. In an interview with the French newspaper "L'Opinion," the Mauritanian president highlighted that his country has…

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sumoudsh - 1 year ago at 03/Oct/2021
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Guterres “deeply concerned” by “deterioration” of situation in occupied Western Sahara

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said he was "deeply concerned" by the sharp "deterioration" of the situation in occupied Western Sahara, describing the resumption of hostilities between Morocco and the Polisario Front as a "major setback" for efforts to find a "peaceful, lasting and mutually acceptable solution to the Saharawi…

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sumoudsh - 1 year ago at 02/Oct/2021
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Moroccan authorities prevent Spanish doctors and lawyers from visiting activist Sultana Khaya

The Moroccan occupation authorities on Saturday expelled from the airport of the occupied city of El Aaiun a Spanish delegation composed of doctors and lawyers who were going to Boudjdour to visit the Sahrawi activist Sultana Khaya, under house arrest for more than 10 months. Upon their arrival at the…

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sumoudsh - 1 year ago at 02/Oct/2021
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Security Council: New Head of MINURSO holds first briefing in October

The new Special Representative for Western Sahara and head of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO), Alexander Ivanko of Russia, will hold this month his first briefing on the future of the UN mission whose mandate expires on 31 October. According to Kenyan Foreign Minister…

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sumoudsh - 1 year ago at 02/Oct/2021
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Right of Sahrawi people to self-determination: Affirming mandate of Special Committee on Situation with regard to implementation of Declaration on Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples

The report of the Special Committee on the Situation with regard to the Implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples of the year 2021 has devoted an important space to the issue of Western Sahara. The report - reviewed by Sumoud -  referred…

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sumoudsh - 1 year ago at 02/Oct/2021
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UN Security Council receives Friday Secretary-General’s annual report, decides to hold three sessions to examine developments in Western Sahara

The Kenyan presidency of the Security Council has revealed that the UN Secretary-General would deliver Friday his annual report on developments in Western Sahara to the Security Council. The Council will hold a meeting on 11 October with countries contributing military forces and police personnel to the United Nations Referendum…

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