United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara

Mission des Nations Unies pour l'organisation d'un referendum au Sahel occidental (MINURSO)
Misión de las Naciones Unidas para la Organización del Referéndum en el Sahara Occidental

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History

Established 29 Apr 1991, as part of United Nations Peace-keeping Operations (DOMP), by resolution 690 (1991) of United Nations Security Council (UNSC), within United Nations System, in the framework of United Nations (UN). Budget approved 17 May 1991. Operational Sep 1991. Mandate repeatedly extended, with latest resolutions: 27 Apr 2011, by resolution S/RES1979 (2001), mandate extended until 30 apr 2012; 16 apr 2012, by resolution S/RES2/2044 (2012), mandate extended until 30 Apr 2013.

Aims

Implement the settlement plan agreed upon by both parties in the conflict, namely: maintain and monitor the cease-fire between forces of Morocco and those of the Frente Popular para la Liberación de Sagiuia al Hamra y de Rio de Oro (Front POLISARIO); implement peace solution endorsed by the Security Council and agreed upon by both parties; provide logistical assistance to UNHCR for Confidence Building Measures (CBMs) programme which includes family visits and setting up telephone lines between refugee camps in Tindouf (Southwest Algeria) and Western Sahara; enlarge family visit programme by road; establish postal services; meetings between representatives of civil societies of both sides are under negotiation.

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Activities

Military component is dedicated to monitoring the cease-fire. Concerted efforts are made by Special Representative (SRSG) to support PESG action to move political process forward through talks with the parties, neighbouring countries and other member states. Staff is involved in logistics and support for continuation of the Confidence Building Measures.

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Languages

Arabic, English, French, Spanish.

Staff

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Financing

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 3 inter-governmental organizations.
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Members

Members in 37 countries
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Subjects *

  • Climatology
    • Arid Zones
  • Society
    • Refugees
  • Defence
    • Cease-Fire, Surrender
  • Government
    • Politics
  • International Relations
    • United Nations
  • Peace
    • Peace

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 13: Climate ActionGOAL 15: Life on LandGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions

UIA Org ID

F2272

Last News Received

18. Sep 2013
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