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World March of Women virtual symposium: the case of Sahrawi women as a model of human rights violations facing African women

Windhoek (Namibia) 19 September 2020 (SPS) - The African Continent Coordination of the World March of Women organized Friday in Windhoek, Namibia, a virtual symposium on the human rights violations facing African women, taking the case of Sahrawi women in the occupied territories of the Sahrawi Republic and African women in countries of conflict as a model.

Geneva Conference on Western Sahara voices full support to self-determination

Geneva, Sept, 17 2020 (SPS) -The participants in a videoconference, held Tuesday in Geneva by the Support Group to Western Sahara, urged the United Nations (UN) to accelerate the holding of a self-determination referendum on occupied Western Sahara.    

240 NGOs call on the UNHRC to implement programmes of cooperation with Polisario Front

Geneva (Human Rights Council) 16 September 2020 (SPS)- American Association of Jurists’ Representative in Geneva, Mr. Gianfranco Fattorini, called on the UN Human Rights Council, on behalf of a group of 240 organisation, “to implement a programme of technical cooperation and capacity building with the legal representative of the people of Western Sahara, the Polisario Front.”

The Right Livelihood Foundation calls on the UN Human rights Council to appoint a Special Rapporteur on Western Sahara

Geneva (Human Rights Council) 16 September 2020 (SPS)- The Right Livelihood Foundation called last Monday in an Oral Statement during the 45th Session of the Human Rights Council, for the appointment of a Special Rapporteur on Western Sahara for the UN to be able to monitor the human rights situation in this last colony in Africa.

Brazilian Association of Solidarity with the Sahrawi people expresses its support to the building of the liberated territories

Brazil, Sept 16, 2020 (SPS) - The Brazilian Association of Solidarity with the Sahrawi people has expressed its full support for the new political initiative announced by the Sahrawi president, regarding the construction of civil and administrative structures in liberated territories, such as a legitimate act of exercising the sovereignty of the government of the Saharawi Republic over all its territory.

Namibia vice Foreign Minister renews her country support our Sahrawi people

Windhoek (Namibia), Sept 16, 2020 (SPS) - The Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Namibia, Jenelly Matundu, has reaffirmed the unwavering position of her country in support to the just issue of the Saharawi people for their self-determination and total independence. 

Bachelet wants to dispatch new mission to Western Sahara

Geneva (United Nations), 14 September 2020 (SPS) - UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said Monday, in Geneva, that she "look forward to discussing" the parameters of a new technical mission to Western Sahara in order to "identify critical human rights issues" in the territory.

UN High Commissioner for Human rights reported Moroccan harassment against Saharawi human rights defenders

Geneva (UN) 14 September 2020 (SPS)- The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Ms. Michelle Bachelet, informed the UN Human Rights Council about harassment and reprisal of Saharawi human rights defenders by Moroccan authorities, in the annual report of UN Commissioner, her Office and the UN Secretary General.

Opening of academic year 2020-2021 amid exceptional health measures

Shaheed Al-Hafed, 13 September 2020 (SPS) - Pupils and students have joined on Sunday schools in the Sahrawi refugee camps and liberated territories of the Sahrawi Republic, marking the start of the 2020-2021 academic year, amid special health measures imposed by the Covid 19 pandemic.

UN must set date for self-determination referendum in occupied Western Sahara

Geneva, 12 September 2020 (SPS) - The Polisario Front declared on Thursday in Geneva that the referendum on self-determination in occupied Western Sahara was urgently needed, calling on the UN General Assembly to set a date for the holding of this vote, which has so far been adjourned.

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