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UN Secretary-General Appoints Representative For Western Sahara

Secretary-General appoints Colin Stewart of Canada as Special Representative for Western Sahara and Head of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Colin Stewart of Canada as his Special Representative for Western Sahara and Head of...

UN Bent On Western Sahara Independence From Morocco As New Envoy Visits

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The King Mohammed VI of Morocco and government ministers were visited by the United Nations new special envoy to the disputed Western Sahara as part of his inaugural tour of the region. The new UN envoy, Horst Kohler, who is also a former president of Germany will also visit refugee...

UN Approves Morocco’s Human Rights Program Despite Criticism by NGOs

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Rabat – The United Nations’ Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has accepted Morocco’s response to the recommendations of its Universal Periodic Review, delivered on September 21 in Geneva by Mustapha Ramid, Minister in charge of Human Rights. While many states lauded Morocco’s commitment to human rights, commending the kingdom’s decision to...

Geingob Urges World Leaders To Resolve Western Sahara Issue

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Windhoek-President Hage Geingob has reminded the world that the protracted Western Sahara issue still needs sorting out. Namibia has on many occasions undertaken not to tire in its quest to see Morocco, which was recently re-admitted into the African Union (AU), give up its illegal occupation of Western Sahara. Geingob...

Western Sahara – Ireland Reassures Frent Polisario On Sahrawi Natural Resources

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Dublin (Ireland), August 02, 2017 (SPS) - The Frente POLISARIO received a response from the Irish Ministry of Foreign Affairs concerning  a concerns of the Frente POLISARIO on the EU-Morocco Association Agreement. In this regard, the Irish government affirmed its willingness to abide by the decision of the Court of...

Western Sahara – Calls On European Union To End Free Trade Talks With Morocco Concerning Western Sahara

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We call on the EU to abide by the judgment of its own Supreme Court, and to cease all trade talks regarding Western Sahara with the occupying state, Morocco. As a champion for rule of law and human rights, the EU should respect the rights of the Saharawi people and...