Posted by: africanpressorganization | 15 April 2009

Secretary-General’s latest report on Western Sahara



Secretary-General’s latest report on
Western Sahara


NEW YORK, April 15, 2009/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Daily press briefing by the office of the spokesperson for the UN secretary-general



The Secretary-General’s latest report on the situation concerning Western Sahara is now available.


In it, the Secretary-General notes that his Personal Envoy, Christopher Ross, has suggested to the parties that one or more small, informal preparatory meetings be held to facilitate a next round of negotiations.


The Secretary-General recommends that the Security Council reiterate its call upon the parties to negotiate in good faith, without preconditions, and to show political will to enter into substantive discussions and ensure the success of the negotiations.  He also recommends that the Security Council extend the mandate of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) for another year, until 30 April 2010.


SOURCE : United Nations – Office of the Spokesperson of the Secretary-General



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