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23 Jun 2016 description

In this issue

■ Special focus: Annual meetings in New York

The 10th Joint Consultative Meetings between the PSC and the United Nations Security Council were marked by tension over the agenda and diverse approaches to decisionmaking.

Funding and joint action to prevent crises dominated the open debate in New York on the roles of the United Nations and the African Union in peacekeeping.

The PSC wants African members of the United Nations Security Council to report to it on how they have worked together to defend PSC decisions.

18 Jun 2016 description
report UN General Assembly

AG/COL/3295

Comité spécial de la décolonisation,
5e séance – matin
ASSEMBLÉE GÉNÉRALE
COUVERTURE DES RÉUNIONS

Le Comité spécial de la décolonisation a poursuivi ce matin l’examen de la question du Sahara occidental en entendant le représentant du Front Polisario, qui a accusé la « Puissance occupante » d’avoir « choisi l’option de la confrontation avec la communauté internationale, de mettre fin au processus de paix et de pousser la région dans la direction du pire scénario ».

18 Jun 2016 description
report UN General Assembly

GA/COL/3295

Special Committee on Decolonization,
5th Meeting (AM)
GENERAL ASSEMBLY
MEETINGS COVERAGE

The Special Committee on Decolonization continued its discussion on the question of Western Sahara today, with the representative of the Frente Popular de Liberación de Saguía el-Hamra y Rio de Oro (Polisario Front) calling for intensified efforts to resolve the 16-year-old dispute over the Territory’s status, amid strong and repeated objections to his participation by the observer for Morocco.

24 May 2016 description

ALGIERS – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has received a contribution of dates this month from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, valued at US$516,000, which arrived at the port of Oran to support WFP humanitarian food assistance to Sahrawi refugees

10 May 2016 description

Highlights

  • Current funding forecasts will allow WFP to only cover 9 percent of the food entitlements requirements from July.

  • WFP currently represents the major regular source of food for Western Sahara refugees.

  • The Western Sahara refugee crisis ranks top among forgotten crises, according to the ECHO Forgotten Crisis Assessment 2014-2015.

Operational Updates

02 May 2016 description

The month saw fighting escalate again in Syria and Afghanistan, and erupt in Nagorno-Karabakh between Armenian-backed separatists and Azerbaijani forces. In Bangladesh, election violence and killings by extremist groups showed how new heights of government-opposition rivalry and state repression have benefitted violent political party wings and extremist groups alike. Political tensions intensified in Iraq and Macedonia, and security forces severely supressed opposition protests in the Republic of Congo and Gambia.

29 Apr 2016 description
report UN Security Council

SC/12346
7684th Meeting (AM)

Opposing Members Voice Concerns about Wording, Transparency in Consultation

The Security Council today extended until 30 April 2017 the mandate of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO), reaffirming its commitment to help the parties achieve a just, lasting and mutually acceptable political solution that would provide for self-determination.

29 Apr 2016 description
report UN Security Council

CS/12346

7684e séance – matin

Le Conseil de sécurité a, ce matin, prorogé le mandat de la Mission des Nations Unies pour l’organisation d’un référendum au Sahara occidental (MINURSO) jusqu’au 3 avril 2017, soulignant l’urgence « qu’elle puisse de nouveau exercer pleinement ses fonctions ».

27 Apr 2016 description

Le suivi de la situation des droits humains par les Nations unies doit être au premier rang des discussions qui porteront cette semaine sur le futur de leur présence au Sahara occidental et dans les camps de réfugiés sahraouis, a déclaré Amnesty International mardi 26 avril, alors que les journalistes, les soldats chargés du maintien de la paix et les militants pacifiques font l’objet de restrictions croissantes.

26 Apr 2016 description

Human rights monitoring by the UN must be at the forefront of discussions this week over the future of its presence in Western Sahara and Sahrawi refugee camps, Amnesty International said today, amid increased restrictions on journalists, peacekeepers and peaceful activists.

19 Apr 2016 description
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Technical Annex - Version 1

The activities proposed hereafter are still subject to the adoption of the financing decision ECHO/WWD/ BUD/2016/01000

AMOUNT: EUR 12 000 000

18 Apr 2016 description
report African Union

Le Conseil de paix et de sécurité (CPS) de l'Union africaine (UA), en sa 588ème réunion tenue le 6 avril 2016, a adopté la décision qui suit sur la situation au Sahara occidental:

Le Conseil,

11 Apr 2016 description
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General Situation during March 2016
Forecast until mid-May 2016

11 Apr 2016 description
report African Union

The Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU), at its 588 th meeting held on 6 April 2016, adopted the following decision on the situation in Western Sahara:

Council,

08 Apr 2016 description

This update is issued after four months of operation and it aims to detail achievements to-date and a request for an exceptional no-cost extension due to severe delays in emergency shelter material procurement.

Summary:

06 Apr 2016 description

Situation Générale en mars 2016 Prévision jusqu'à’mi-mai 2016

05 Apr 2016 description

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Conseil de sécurité
Conférences de presse

Le programme de travail du Conseil de sécurité au mois d’avril sera chargé, avec pas moins de 30 séances, dont une ce soir même à 19 heures sur la situation au Burundi, a annoncé, en fin d’après-midi, le Représentant permanent de la Chine auprès des Nations Unies, M. Liu Jieyi, qui assume la présidence mensuelle de l’organe chargé du maintien de la paix et de la sécurité internationales.