List of United Nations resolutions concerning Western Sahara

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United Nations documents related to decolonization of Spanish Sahara, the Western Sahara conflict, Moroccan military occupation, Sahrawi refugees, and the establishment of MINURSO.

Decolonization or decolonisation is the undoing of colonialism, the latter being the process whereby a nation establishes and maintains its domination over one or more other territories. The concept particularly applies to the dismantlement, during the second half of the 20th century, of the colonial empires established prior to World War I throughout the world.

Spanish Sahara Former Spanish territory of Western Sahara

Spanish Sahara, officially the Overseas Province of the Spanish Sahara, was the name used for the modern territory of Western Sahara when it was occupied and ruled by Spain between 1884 and 1975. It had been one of the most recent acquisitions of the Spanish Empire as well as one of its last remaining holdings, which had once extended from the Americas to the Philippines and East Asia.

Western Sahara conflict Military conflict

The Western Sahara conflict is an ongoing conflict between the Polisario Front and the Kingdom of Morocco. The conflict originated from an insurgency by the Polisario Front against Spanish colonial forces from 1973 to 1975 and the subsequent Western Sahara War against Morocco between 1975 and 1991. Today the conflict is dominated by unarmed civil campaigns of the Polisario Front and their self-proclaimed SADR state to gain fully recognized independence for Western Sahara.

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Security Council Resolutions

No.TitleDateVoteConcerns
377 The situation concerning Western Sahara: letter dated 18 October 1975 from the Permanent Representative of Spain to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council (S/11851)22 October 1975Adopted by consensusDecolonization of Spanish Sahara and occupation by Morocco
1108 1997Unanimous MINURSO mandate in Western Sahara
1108 1997Unanimous MINURSO mandate in Western Sahara
1108 1997Unanimous MINURSO mandate in Western Sahara
1108 1997Unanimous MINURSO mandate in Western Sahara
1108 1997Unanimous MINURSO mandate in Western Sahara
1108 1997Unanimous MINURSO mandate in Western Sahara
1108 1997Unanimous MINURSO mandate in Western Sahara
1108 1997Unanimous MINURSO mandate in Western Sahara
1108 1997Unanimous MINURSO mandate in Western Sahara
1108 1997Unanimous MINURSO mandate in Western Sahara
1108 1997Unanimous MINURSO mandate in Western Sahara
1108 1997Unanimous MINURSO mandate in Western Sahara
1108 1997Unanimous MINURSO mandate in Western Sahara
1108 1997Unanimous MINURSO mandate in Western Sahara
1238 14 May 1999UnanimousExtension of MINURSO mandate until 14 September 1999
1292 2000Unanimous MINURSO mandate in Western Sahara
1301 2000Unanimous MINURSO mandate in Western Sahara
1308 2000Unanimous MINURSO mandate in Western Sahara
1309 2000Unanimous MINURSO mandate in Western Sahara
1324 30 October 2000UnanimousExtension of MINURSO mandate until 28 February 2001
1463 30 January 2003UnanimousExtension of MINURSO mandate until 30 January 2003
1495 31 July 2003UnanimousExtension of MINURSO mandate until 31 October 2003
1754 31 July 2007UnanimousExtension of MINURSO mandate until 31 October 2007
2044 24 April 2012UnanimousSituation in Western Sahara

See also

Political status of Western Sahara

Western Sahara, formerly the Spanish colony of Spanish Sahara, is a disputed territory claimed by both the Kingdom of Morocco and the Popular Front for the Liberation of the Saguia el Hamra and Rio de Oro, which is an independence movement based in Algeria. It is listed by the United Nations (UN) as a non-decolonized territory and is thus included in the United Nations list of Non-Self-Governing Territories.

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United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara Organization

The United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara is the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Western Sahara, established in 1991 under United Nations Security Council Resolution 690 as part of the Settlement Plan, which had paved way for a cease-fire in the conflict between Morocco and the Polisario Front over the contested territory of Western Sahara.

United Nations Security Council Resolution 1754 United Nations Security Council resolution

United Nations Security Council Resolution 1754, adopted unanimously on April 30, 2007, after recalling all previous resolutions on the situation in Western Sahara, the Council extended the mandate of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) for six months until October 31, 2007.

United Nations Security Council Resolution 725 United Nations Security Council resolution

United Nations Security Council resolution 725, adopted unanimously on 31 December 1991, after recalling resolutions 621 (1988), 658 (1990) and 690 (1991) and noting a report by the Secretary-General on the situation in Western Sahara, the Council welcomed the report, supporting his efforts and those of the Organisation of African Unity in the region.

United Nations Security Council Resolution 1042 United Nations Security Council resolution

United Nations Security Council resolution 1042, adopted unanimously on 31 January 1996, after reaffirming all previous resolutions on the Western Sahara, the Council discussed the Settlement Plan for Western Sahara and extended the mandate of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) until 31 May 1996.

United Nations Security Council Resolution 1084 United Nations Security Council resolution

United Nations Security Council resolution 1084, adopted unanimously on 27 November 1996, after reaffirming all previous resolutions on the Western Sahara, the Council discussed the implementation of the Settlement Plan for Western Sahara and extended the mandate of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) until 31 May 1997.

United Nations Security Council Resolution 1920 United Nations Security Council resolution

United Nations Security Council Resolution 1920, adopted unanimously on April 30, 2010, after reaffirming all previous resolutions on the Western Sahara including 1754 (2007), 1783 (2007), 1813 (2008) and 1871 (2009), the Council discussed prospects for a settlement of the dispute and extended the mandate of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) until April 30, 2011.

United Nations Security Council Resolution 1148 United Nations Security Council resolution

United Nations Security Council resolution 1148, adopted unanimously on 26 January 1998, after recalling all previous resolutions on the Western Sahara, particularly Resolution 1133 (1997), the Council approved the deployment of an engineering unit to support the deployment of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO).

United Nations Security Council Resolution 1163 United Nations Security Council resolution

United Nations Security Council resolution 1163, adopted unanimously on 17 April 1998, after reaffirming all previous resolutions on the Western Sahara, the Council extended the mandate of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) until 20 July 1998 so that it could proceed with voter identification tasks.

United Nations Security Council Resolution 1198 United Nations Security Council resolution

United Nations Security Council resolution 1198, adopted unanimously on 18 September 1998, after reaffirming all previous resolutions on the Western Sahara, the Council extended the mandate of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) until 31 October 1998.

United Nations Security Council resolution 1224, adopted unanimously on 28 January 1999, after reaffirming all previous resolutions on the question of the Western Sahara, the Council extended the mandate of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) until 11 February 1999.

United Nations Security Council Resolution 1228 United Nations Security Council resolution

United Nations Security Council resolution 1228, adopted unanimously on 11 February 1999, after reaffirming all previous resolutions on the question of the Western Sahara, particularly resolutions 1204 (1998) and 1215 (1998), the Council extended the mandate of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) until 31 March 1999 to allow time for consultations on issues relating to a proposed referendum.

United Nations Security Council Resolution 1232 United Nations Security Council resolution

United Nations Security Council resolution 1232, adopted unanimously on 30 March 1999, after reaffirming all previous resolutions on the question of the Western Sahara, the Council extended the mandate of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) until 30 April 1999.

United Nations Security Council Resolution 1282 United Nations Security Council resolution

United Nations Security Council resolution 1282, adopted on 14 December 1999, after reaffirming all previous resolutions on the question of the Western Sahara, in particular resolutions 1238 (1999) and 1263 (1999), the Council extended the mandate of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) until 29 February 2000 in order to complete the identification of voters.

United Nations Security Council Resolution 1394 United Nations Security Council resolution

United Nations Security Council resolution 1394, adopted unanimously on 27 February 2002, after reaffirming all previous resolutions on Western Sahara and its commitment to achieve a lasting solution to the dispute, the Council extended the mandate of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) until 30 April 2002.

United Nations Security Council Resolution 1463 United Nations Security Council resolution

United Nations Security Council resolution 1463, adopted unanimously on 30 January 2003, after recalling all previous resolutionns on the situation in Western Sahara, particularly Resolution 1429 (2002), the Council extended the mandate of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) for two months until 31 March 2003.

United Nations Security Council Resolution 1485 United Nations Security Council resolution

United Nations Security Council resolution 1485, adopted unanimously on 30 May 2003, after recalling all previous resolutionns on the situation in Western Sahara, particularly Resolution 1429 (2002), the Council extended the mandate of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) for two months until 31 July 2003.

United Nations Security Council Resolution 1513 United Nations Security Council resolution

United Nations Security Council resolution 1513, adopted unanimously on 28 October 2003, after recalling all previous resolutions on the situation in Western Sahara, particularly Resolution 1495 (2003), the Council extended the mandate of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) until 31 January 2004.

United Nations Security Council Resolution 1523 United Nations Security Council resolution

United Nations Security Council resolution 1523, adopted unanimously on 30 January 2004, after recalling all previous resolutions on the situation in Western Sahara, particularly Resolution 1495 (2003), the Council extended the mandate of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) until 30 April 2004.

United Nations Security Council Resolution 1979 United Nations Security Council resolution

United Nations Security Council Resolution 1979, adopted unanimously on April 27, 2011, after reaffirming all previous resolutions on the Western Sahara including 1754 (2007), 1783 (2007), 1813 (2008), 1871 (2009) and 1920 (2010), the Council discussed prospects for a settlement of the dispute and extended the mandate of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) until April 30, 2012.

United Nations General Assembly Resolution 34/37, entitled Question of Western Sahara, is a resolution of the United Nations General Assembly about the situation in Western Sahara, which was adopted on 21 November 1979 at the 34th session of the General Assembly. It became the eighteenth United Nations General Assembly document concerning the situation of that territory.