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16 Dec 2018 description

In Numbers

  • 2,112 mt of food assistance distributed

  • 2,238 kcal/person/day provided through the general food basket

  • US$ 2.5 m six months (December-May 2018) net funding requirements

  • 125,000 people assisted in November 2018

Operational Context

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.

26 Nov 2018 description

In Numbers

2349,424 mt of food assistance distributed

2,225 kcal/person/day provided through the general food basket

US$ 5.5 m six months (December 2018 – May 2019) net funding requirements

125,000 people assisted in October 2018

Operational Updates

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.

30 Oct 2018 description

Operational Updates

• In September, as part of the General Food Assistance, WFP distributed 125,000 rations consisting of 8 kg wheat flour, 2 kg rice, 1 kg pasta, 2 kg yellow split peas, 1kg CSB, 1kg sugar, 1litre of fortified vegetable oil. The ration was complemented with 1 kg of gofio (roasted maize meal), which is part of an in-kind donation from the Spanish region of Gran Canaria. The food basket reached a daily energy intake of 2,208 kcal/person, higher than the planned 2,100 kcal per day due to the inclusion of an additional commodity.

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.

07 Oct 2018 description

Situation générale en septembre 2018
Prévision jusqu'à mi-novembre 2018

RÉGION OCCIDENTALE: CALME

SITUATION. Une reproduction à petite échelle était en cours en Mauritanie, au Niger et au Tchad, et probablement aussi dans le nord du Mali. Une reproduction locale s'est poursuivie dans le centre de l'Algérie où des opérations de lutte limitées ont été réalisées.

28 Sep 2018 description

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