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23 Dec 2011 description

Inside this issue:

A reminder from SRSG Hany Abdel-Aziz on Con-duct and Discipline issues

SRSG chairs the ceremony of the change of command between 1st and the 2nd BMU units

MINURSO celebrates the International Day of Peace

SRSG holds a meeting with United Nations Volunteers serving in MINURSO

MINURSO celebrate World Aids Day

Green Revolution in Tin-douf Liaison Office

MINURSO Recreation Com-mittee organized an ex-change of gifts party to celebrate christmas and welcome the New Year

16 Dec 2011 description

This document provides an overview of developments in the Mediterranean Basin and other regions of interest from 06 December — 12 December 2011, with hyperlinks to source material highlighted and underlined in the text. For more information on the topics below or other issues pertaining to the region, please contact the members of the Med Basin Team, or visit our website at www.cimicweb.org

10 Nov 2011 description


Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks to the General Assembly informal event on United Nations mediation, 9 November, in New York:

Let me begin by expressing my appreciation to the President of the General Assembly for convening this informal meeting. I also thank the President of the General Assembly for making the role of mediation in the settlement of disputes one of the priorities of this General Assembly session.

09 Nov 2011 description

Strategic Summary

Mass protests and political upheavals across the Middle East and North Africa, unexpected crises in Kyrgyzstan and Madagascar, ongoing conflicts, long-standing political stalemates, and countries recovering from conflict drove continued reliance on political missions over the past year.

09 Nov 2011 description


This article examines the experiences of two Middle Eastern refugee populations (Sahrawis and Palestinians) affected by the 2011 conflict in Libya. Both refugee communities and their political representatives (Polisario Front and Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) respectively) have received support from the Libyan government since the 1970s, including through the provision of scholarships to enable refugee children and youth to complete their studies in Libya.

30 Oct 2011 description
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Sixty-sixth General Assembly
Third Committee
36th Meeting (AM)

Speakers Say Political Will, Funding Still Needed to Implement Action Programme; Many Express Concern at Attempts to Renege on Commitments, Renegotiate Declaration

28 Oct 2011 description

« Plus qu’un centre administratif, Rabuni est un «bidonville» administratif, facilement accessible du désert. Les ravisseurs des trois coopérants espagnols et italiens enlevés la semaine dernière n’ont eu aucun problème à éviter deux postes de contrôle placés sur le seul accès routier.

25 Oct 2011 description
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Sixty-sixth General Assembly
Fourth Committee
14th Meeting (AM)

Peacekeeping History One of ‘Evolution and Diversity’, Under-Secretary-General Says; Its Greatest Asset — Creative Spark, Extraordinary Spirit of Those Who Serve

11 Oct 2011 description
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Sixty-sixth General Assembly
Fourth Committee
6th Meeting (AM)

Committee Wraps Up General Debate on Decolonization Issues, Speakers Focus on Question of Western Sahara, Special Committee on Decolonization

Forwarding five consensus draft texts to the General Assembly, including on the questions of Western Sahara, Gibraltar, New Caledonia and Tokelau, the Fourth Committee reaffirmed the inalienable right of all people to self-determination and independence, as it concluded today its general debate on decolonization matters.

07 Oct 2011 description
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Committee Also Hears Petitioners on Question of Western Sahara, With Speakers Urging Stepped-up Efforts to Protect Human Rights of Saharan People

The many decolonization achievements of the United Nations over the years could not be considered truly global while some peoples continued to live under colonial rule, Jamaica’s representative told the Fourth Committee today as it continued its consideration of decolonization issues.

06 Oct 2011 description
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Sixty-sixth General Assembly
Fourth Committee
4th Meeting (PM)

Despite the dire need for humanitarian assistance in the Tindouf refugee camps in Algeria, much of that aid was misappropriated and wound up in the markets of Algiers and Timbuktu, one of 33 petitioners on the question of Western Sahara told the Fourth Committee today as it continued its debate on decolonization.

05 Oct 2011 description

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Saying she expected a “good ride” for the Security Council this month, U. Joy Ogwu (Nigeria), its President for October, today outlined a programme of work comprising a varied mix of both new and routine agenda items.

05 Oct 2011 description
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Sixty-sixth General Assembly
Fourth Committee
3rd Meeting (PM)

The United Nations could no longer “turn a blind eye” to the risks posed by a failed State in the Western Sahara, as that would jeopardize global security, the Fourth Committee heard today, as petitioners for Western Sahara, New Caledonia, Guam, Turks and Caicos, and the United States Virgin Islands took the floor in the decolonization debate.

02 Oct 2011 description

01 Oct 2011 12:32 Source: Reuters // Reuters

By Souhail Karam

DAKHLA, Western Sahara, Oct 1 (Reuters) - Moroccan security forces deployed in the city of Dakhla in the disputed territory of Western Sahara this week after an outburst of violence that pitted members of the indigenous Sahrawi population against their Moroccan neighbours.

Moroccan officials said 7 people were killed after rival groups of supporters clashed following a soccer match last Sunday, and local criminals then joined in the violence.

23 Sep 2011 description
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Assemblée générale
Soixante-sixième session
15e, 16e & 18e séances plénières
Matin, après-midi & soir

Les révolutions arabes ont une nouvelle fois constitué un thème dominant des interventions de la trentaine de chefs d’État et de gouvernement qui se sont succédés à la tribune de l’Assemblée générale, aujourd’hui, au deuxième jour de son débat général. Le « printemps arabe » a montré que les Nations Unies ont besoin d’une nouvelle façon de travailler, a ainsi déclaré le Premier Ministre du Royaume-Uni, M. David Cameron.

07 Sep 2011 description


Despite the demining activities , Western Sahara remains contaminated with mines

Western Sahara is significantly contaminated with mines as a result of earlier armed conflict between the government of Morocco and POLISARIO. A Landmine Action-managed survey east of the berm concluded at the end of 2008 identified 37 mined areas with an additional mined area identified in 2010.

29 Aug 2011 description

There are not only sandy dunes in the landscape of the Western Sahara desert. Since 1976, an unknown quantity of Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) lay scattered across the vast territory. The result is thousands of casualties and hundred of deaths amongst local population transiting across dangerous areas in search of water and grazing land for their livestock.

08 Aug 2011 description

Special Report by Claudia Hofmann and Ulrich Schneckener


Transnational nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) have developed strategies to improve the diffusion of and general adherence to international norms among nonstate armed actors, with the goal of persuading armed actors to adapt their behavior accordingly.

22 Jul 2011 description
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22 July 2011 – The parties to the Western Sahara dispute, Morocco and the Frente Polisario, have concluded another round of United Nations-backed informal talks in New York during which they continued to deepen their discussions on the issue of the electoral corps and mechanisms for self-determination.

The UN has been involved in efforts to find a settlement in Western Sahara since 1976, when fighting broke out between Morocco and the Frente Polisario after the Spanish colonial administration of the territory ended.