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Security Council meeting on 21 April on situation in Western Sahara

4 months ago at 03/Apr/2021 92

The UN Security Council will meet on April 21 to discuss the conflict in Western Sahara, as the UN continues its efforts to appoint a new envoy to relaunch the stalled political process, according to the monthly program of the UN body released Thursday in New York.

On the agenda of the Council meeting, which will be chaired by Vietnam, which holds the rotating presidency for the month of April, will be a briefing by Collin Stewart, the head of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum on Self-Determination in Western Sahara (MINURSO). The key question for the Security Council is how to reinvigorate the political process to resolve the conflict.

In this regard, and in light of continuing tensions, the issue of finding a new personal envoy of the Secretary General has become “more pressing,” according to observers. The position has been vacant since May 2019, following the resignation for health reasons of former German President Horst Kohler.

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