Ghanaian Forum on Western Sahara asks CS concrete measures to ensure MIUNRSO full functionality

Accra (Ghana), April 28, 2016 (SPS) - The Ghanaian Forum on Western Sahara asked the President of the UN Security Council, Mr. Liu Jieyi to take concrete steps to ensure full functionality and mandate of MIUNRSO.


In a letter to the President of the Security Council, on Monday, the Ghanaian Forum expressed its concern on recent developments regarding the mandate and functionality of the Mission of the United Nations for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) which  its civilian component was expelled by Morocco.


"We hope that the new renewal of the mandate of MINURSO will take more active measures to enable it to effectively carry out its mandate," says the text sent to the President of the Security Council.

The Forum reiterated its urgent appeal to the CS to enable the MIUNRSO to hold the waited referendum which will put an end to the conflict.

The Ghanaian Forum demanded that the Security Council extend the mandate of MINURSO to include the monitoring of human rights to prevent serious violations of human rights raced by Morocco against Saharawi as several bodies of international human rights organizations such as Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, among others have reported.


Finally, the Forum emphasized that the United Nations has a great responsibility to put pressure on Morocco to comply with UN resolutions on Western Sahara and respect the human rights of Sahrawis and end the systematic looting of natural resources of the people of Western Sahara. SPS