United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO)
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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Established by resolution 690 (1991) of E-XE3376 - United Nations Security Council (UNSC), within F-XF1000 - United Nations System, in the framework of A-XA3375 - 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. Mandate currently extended until 31 Oct 2022.
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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