Western Sahara

Western Sahara (Arabic: الصحراء الغربية‎ aṣ-Ṣaḥrā' al-Gharbiyyah; Berber languages: Taneẓroft Tutrimt; Spanish: Sáhara Occidental) is a disputed territory on the northwest coast and in the Maghreb region of North and West Africa. About 20% of the territory is controlled by the self-proclaimed Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), while the remaining 80% of the territory is occupied and administered by neighboring Morocco. Its surface area amounts to 266,000 square kilometres (103,000 sq mi).

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SAIIA: South African Institute of International Affairs · 30 April 2018 English

of African Unity (OAU) in 1984 when the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR, also known as Western Sahara), which the Moroccan monarchy considered to be part of its territory, was granted membership longer-term strategy to cement its leadership prospects in Africa and secure its control over Western Sahara. The move also raises important challenges for the AU in dealing with the national objectives

Arab Democratic Republic (SADR, also known as Western Sahara), which the Moroccan monarchy considered to prospects in Africa and secure its control over Western Sahara. The move also raises important challenges the organisation’s closure.1 Morocco views Western Sahara as part of its historical territory and controls Court of Justice recognised the territory of Western Sahara as one in need of decolonisation, subject  265–78. 2 International Court of Justice, ‘Western Sahara: Advisory Opinion of 16 October 1975’, http://www


UN: The United Nations · 3 October 2023 English

16 p.

111023 *2319021* Situation concerning Western Sahara Report of the Secretary-General United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) until 31 October 2023 and requested requested me to submit a report on the situation in Western Sahara before the end of the mandate period. The ground, the status of political negotiations on Western Sahara, the implementation of resolution 2654 (2022) Recent developments 2. The situation in Western Sahara continued to be characterized by tensions and


UN: The United Nations · 15 March 2024 English

11 p. : map, tables

to Colonial Countries and Peoples Western Sahara Working paper prepared by the Secretariat seventy-eighth session a report on the question of Western Sahara (A/78/249). The report covered the period from Security Council on the situation concerning Western Sahara (S/2023/729). The present working paper provides United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) until 31 October 2023. In the same for the self- determination of the people of Western Sahara in the context of arrangements consistent


UN: The United Nations · 12 September 2012 English

concerning Western Sahara in the period from 1 July 2011 to 30 June 2012. [...] In that report I informed the Council of the activities of my Personal Envoy to promote negotiations on Western Sahara and of Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO). [...] However, on the core issues of the future status of Western Sahara and the means by which the self-determination of the people of Western Sahara was to occur meetings, my Personal Envoy visited the capitals of the member States of the Group of Friends of Western Sahara and held several bilateral meetings with the parties and the neighbouring States. [...] The meetings


UN: The United Nations · 4 October 2022 English

6 p.

Colonial Countries and Peoples Question of Western Sahara Report of the Secretary-General* Security Council on the situation concerning Western Sahara (S/2022/733). * The present report vote, resolution 76/89 on the question of Western Sahara. The present report, covering the period from resolution. 2. The Security Council addresses Western Sahara as a matter of peace and security, calling for the self-determination of the people of Western Sahara”. The Special Political and Decolonization


UN: The United Nations · 24 April 2001 English

Original: English Report of the Secretary-General on the situation concerning Western Sahara I. Introduction parties, with some members of the Security Council and representatives of MINURSO and the United ceasefire and other developments mandate of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) until 30 3. In my previous report to the Security Council April 2001 and requested


UN: The United Nations · 27 September 1993 English

of 19 April 1991, 2 / the military mandate of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara remained restricted to monitoring and verifying the cease-fire in effect since 6 September 199 for the organization and holding by the United Nations of a referendum on self-determination in Western Sahara. [...] The Council invited further the Secretary-General to make the necessary preparations for for the organization of the referendum of self-determination of the people of Western Sahara and to consult accordingly with the parties for the purpose of commencing voter registration on a prompt basis


UN: The United Nations · 1 April 2011 English

Personal Envoy intends to travel to the region, including Western Sahara, and to the capitals of the States members of the Group of Friends of Western Sahara, other members of the Security Council and other Governments


UN: The United Nations · 17 August 2017 English

negotiations on Western Sahara; the activities of the Secretary-General and his Personal Envoy; and the existing challenges to the operations of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO)


UN: The United Nations · 9 July 2004 English

Personal Envoy, James A. Baker III, and then Peace Plan for Self- determination of the People of Western Sahara (S/2003/565, annex II) as an optimum political solution on the basis of agreement between the ] Alvaro de Soto, in his capacity as the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Western Sahara, would continue to work with the parties, and neighbouring countries, in pursuit of a just, lasting political solution, which would provide for the self- 4 A/59/134 determination of the people of Western Sahara in the context of arrangements consistent with the purposes [...] With regard to the activities


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