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28 Dec 2018 description
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GA/12118

GENERAL ASSEMBLY
SEVENTY-THIRD SESSION, HIGHLIGHTS

Multilateralism Only Viable Response, Assembly President Says, as Secretary-General Hails Peace Efforts in Horn of Africa, Korean Peninsula

Amid the backdrop of rising unilateralism and large-scale migration, world leaders attending the General Assembly united under the theme of making the United Nations relevant to all people, stressing that only through a multilateral rules-based order can the international community meet emerging challenges.

07 Dec 2018 description
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« Une solution pacifique » au conflit dans le Sahara occidental est « possible », a estimé jeudi l’envoyé de l’ONU à l’issue d’une table ronde de deux jours « de discussions intensives » entre les parties à Genève.

06 Dec 2018 description
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Communiqué in EN/FR/AR

Ladies, Gentlemen, thank you all for coming,

I am very pleased to be here, I will read a short statement and then I am happy to provide you with some of my impressions from our meetings held here in Geneva. I will not be taking any questions today.

The delegations have agreed on the following declaration [the Personal Envoy reads the communiqué in English – please find the full text in English, French and Arabic here below].

06 Dec 2018 description
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Une table-ronde sur le Sahara occidental a débuté mercredi à l’Office des Nations Unies à Genève (ONUG).

Les discussions se dérouleront pendant deux jours, au Palais des Nations, sous les auspices d’Horst Köhler, l’Envoyé personnel du Secrétaire général de l’ONU pour le Sahara occidental.

04 Dec 2018 description

SG/SM/19391

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

The Secretary‑General welcomes the decision of Morocco, the Frente POLISARIO, Algeria and Mauritania to accept the invitation of his Personal Envoy, Horst Köhler, to participate in an initial round‑table meeting in Geneva on 5 and 6 December 2018.

01 Nov 2018 description
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CS/13561

CONSEIL DE SÉCURITÉ
8387E SÉANCE – APRÈS-MIDI

Le Conseil de sécurité a, cet après-midi, à l’issue d’un vote de 12 voix pour et 3 abstentions (Bolivie, Fédération de Russie et Éthiopie), décidé de proroger pour six mois, le mandat de la Mission des Nations Unies pour l’organisation d’un référendum au Sahara occidental (MINURSO).

La résolution 2285 (2016) du Conseil de sécurité court désormais jusqu’au 30 avril 2019.

31 Oct 2018 description
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SC/13561
31 OCTOBER 2018
SECURITY COUNCIL
8387TH MEETING (PM)

Members Pass Measure by 12 Votes in Favour to None against, with 3 Abstaining

The Security Council decided today to extend the mandate of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) until 30 April 2019, calling upon the parties to the dispute over that territory to engage constructively in resumed talks planned for the end of 2018.

17 Oct 2018 description
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CPSD/668
16 OCTOBRE 2018

Intégrité territoriale ou autodétermination? Ce sont là les deux principes défendus respectivement par le Maroc et l’Algérie au sujet du Sahara occidental lors de la clôture du débat général sur la décolonisation de la Quatrième Commission (questions de politiques spéciales et décolonisation).

16 Oct 2018 description
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GA/SPD/668

GENERAL ASSEMBLY FOURTH COMMITTEE
SEVENTY-THIRD SESSION, 8TH MEETING (AM)

Spiking insecurity and instability in Africa’s Sahel region indicates an urgent need to resolve the long-standing dispute over Western Sahara, delegates told the Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization) today, as it concluded its general debate on decolonization.

14 Oct 2018 description

Cyclone Luban approaches southern Arabian Peninsula

14 Oct 2018 description

Le cyclone Luban s’approche du sud de la péninsule Arabique

13 Oct 2018 description
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CPSD/666

Assemblée générale Quatrième Commission
Soixante-treizième session, 6e séance – après midi

12 Oct 2018 description
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GA/SPD/666

GENERAL ASSEMBLY FOURTH COMMITTEE
SEVENTY-THIRD SESSION, 6TH MEETING (PM)

Delegates of France, Papua New Guinea Give Update on New Caledonia Referendum

Western Sahara is represented by a “shadow republic”, the Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization) heard today, as it continued its hearing of petitioners in the context of its general debate on decolonization questions.

12 Oct 2018 description

Humanitarian activists on Thursday expressed outrage at the embezzlement by Polisario leaders of humanitarian aids sent to Tindouf camps populations in southwestern Algeria.

Speaking before the 4th Committee of the United Nations General Assembly, Eric Cameron, president of the Norwegian NGO "World Action for Refugees", lamented the inaction surrounding the Tindouf camps, noting that parties have failed in their responsibility to help these people by not seeking a political solution.

28 Sep 2018 description

NOTE: The following is by way of informational response to media interest concerning the Tindouf camps in Algeria

26 Sep 2018 description

Una delegación de personal técnico de la Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional para el Desarrollo (AECID) visitó la semana pasada los campos de refugiados saharauis en Tinduf para conocer de primera mano su situación

La misión llevó a cabo una valoración de posibles nuevos ámbitos de actuación más allá de los estrictamente humanitarios

22 Aug 2018 description

At its 31st summit in Nouakchott, Mauritania the African Union (AU) decided to limit its own peace efforts in the Western Sahara in order to support the process led by the United Nations (UN). This support will be through a troika of heads of state, together with the AU Commission (AUC) chairperson. The move is a big win for Morocco, which believes the AU-led efforts are biased. However, it could set a precedent for other AU member states that disapprove of AU interventions.

14 Aug 2018 description

FACTS & FIGURES

Around 174 000 refugees (UNHCR) 90 000 vulnerable refugees targeted by the EU humanitarian assistance

5 camps in the south-west of the Algerian desert

Total EU humanitarian funding: €240 million since 1993

Introduction

07 Aug 2018 description

On 8 August, the Secretary-General’s Personal Envoy to Western Sahara, Horst Köhler, is expected to brief Security Council members in closed consultations. No Council product appears planned, with the exception of possible press elements.

01 Aug 2018 description

Global Overview JULY 2018