October 2020

South Africa calls on the Security Council to conduct a visit to occupied territories of Western Sahara

New York (United Nations) 31 October 2020 (SPS)- South Africa called on the UN Security Council, in its explanation of vote during the discussion last Thursday of a new resolution on Western Sahara, to conduct a visit to the occupied territories of Western Sahara, in order to break the current impasse in the conflict.

South Africa: so-called “group of friends of Western Sahara” doesn’t want “to reach consensus”

New York (United Nations) 31 October 2020 (SPS)- South Africa criticized Security Council methods of work when it comes to adopting resolutions on Western Sahara, considering the process undemocratic and accusing the so-called “group of friends of Western Sahara” of imposing draft resolutions and rejecting member states inputs.

South Africa on Western Sahara resolution: “Security Council should never permit international legality to be overturned by political reality”

New York (United Nations) 31 October 2020 (SPS)- South Africa considered that the “Security Council should never permit international legality to be overturned by political reality” in the treatment of the question of decolonization in Western Sahara.

Russia criticizes Security Council’s “biased and partial” approach on Western Sahara and support a fair solution

New York (United Nations) 31 October 2020 (SPS)- The Russian Federation stressed in its explanation of vote Thursday in participation to the discussion of a new resolution by the Security Council on Western Sahara, that Russia abstained from voting Friday labeling the text as biased and partial.

POLISARIO Representative at the UN: The Peaceful and Spontaneous Protest by Sahrawi Civilians in Guerguerat debunks the Claims of the occupying state

New York (United Nations) 30 October 2020 (SPS)- In a statement to the media after the Security Council adopted its new resolution on the renewal of the mandate of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO), Dr.

Frente Polisario to intensify national liberation struggle in face of UN inaction to ensure implementation of MINURSO mandate

Bir Lehlou (Saharawi Republic) 30 October 2020 (SPS)- Frente Polisario issued a Press release commenting on the adoption by the UN Security Council of a new resolution on Western Sahara Today, stressing that the Front will intensify national liberation struggle in face of the UN inaction to ensure MINURSO implementation of its mandate consisted in the organization of a self-determination referendum.

Following is the complete text of the Press Release:

Russian Communist Party reiterates its support to the Saharawi people inalienable right to self-determination

Moscow, Oct29, 2020 (SPS) - The International Coordination of the Moscow Municipal Committee of the Communist Party of Russia reiterated, on Tuesday, its support for the inalienable right of the people of Western Sahara to self-determination and independence.

Aminetu Haidar expresses hes full back to Sahrawi protesters in El Guerguerat

Occupied Aaiun (Sahrawi Republic) Oct 29, 2020 (SPS) - The president of the Sahrawi Instance against the Moroccan occupation (ISACOM), Aminetu Haidar sent a message of solidarity to the Sahrawi protesters in Guergarat, asking In this sense, the United Nations to monitor the various Moroccan violations in the occupied areas, instead of putting pressure on the Sahrawi people who reject the systematic looting of their natural resources.

“stage requires comprehensive preparation in light of UN' failure to implement international legitimacy." Minister of Information says

Chahid El Hafed, Oct 28, 2020 (SPS) - The Minister of Information, spokesperson for the government, Mr. Hamada Salma, has reaffirmed that the stage requires comprehensive preparation in light of the failure of the United Nations to implement the UN settlement plan and the intransigence of the Moroccan regime on international legitimacy.

ECOCO expresses its solidarity with Sahrawi peaceful demonstrations in Guerguerat

Brussels (Belgium) Oct 27, 2020 (SPS) -The Task Force of the Coordination of the European Committees in Support with the Sahrawi People (ECOCO) expressed its solidarity with the protesting Sahrawi civilians who, since last October 19, established a protest camp in Guerguerat, after a series of peaceful demonstrations along the Moroccan Wall of Shame.

"Spain must show courage and assume its responsibility with the Saharawi people" (Frente POLISARIO´s Representative to Spain)

Madrid, Oct 27, 2020 (SPS) - The representative of the Frente POLISARIO in Spain, Abdulah Arabi, regretted the failure of successive Spanish governments to assume the political and legal responsibilities as the former colonial power of Western Sahara, calling for "courage" to solve the current deadlock.

Polisario Front: MINURSO main mission is to organize referendum on future of Sahrawi people

Shaheed Al Hafed, 26 October 2020 (SPS) - The Permanent Office of the National Secretariat of the Polisario Front has reaffirmed that the main mission of MINURSO remains to organize a referendum to determine the future of the Sahrawi people in accordance with the United Nations-African Union settlement plan of 1991.

Ethiopia supports self-determination and independence of Western Sahara within resolution 1514

New York (United Nations) 25 October 2020 (SPS)- The Representative if the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia affirmed in the statement of his country before the 75th Session of the UN General Assembly Fourth Committee on Friday that Ethiopia supports self-determination and independence of Western Sahara within the framework of resolution 1514.

Sahrawi government condemns opening of “consulates” in occupied territories of Sahrawi Republic

Bir-Lahlou (Sahrawi Republic), 25 October 2020 (SPS) - The Sahrawi government condemned Saturday the Moroccan occupation authorities' opening of what they call new “consulates” for three African countries in the occupied territories of Western Sahara.

Amnesty International stresses Human rights component is critical to UN Mission in Western Sahara

London, 24 October 2020  (SPS) - Amnesty International (AI) has stressed that effective human rights monitoring must be a central component of any future UN peacekeeping presence in Western Sahara.

Uganda calls for achieving just, peaceful, lasting solution to Western Sahara question

New York (UN), 24 October 2020 (SPS) - The Republic of Uganda has stressed the continued urgency of achieving a just peaceful and lasting solution to the question of Western Sahara that provides ultimately for the inalienable rights of the Sahrawi people to self-determination in conformity with relevant General Assembly resolutions.

Lesotho supports inalienable right to self-determination and independence of Sahrawi people

New York (UN), 24 October 2020 (SPS) - The Kingdom of Lesotho has reiterated its support to inalienable right to self-determination and independence of the people of Western Sahara in line with the relevant United Nations resolutions.

Timor-Leste calls on the UN to organise self-determination referendum in Western Sahara

New York (United Nations) 23 October 2020 (SPS)- The Permanent Representative of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste to the United Nations, H.E. Mrs. Maria Helena Pires, called on the full implementation of the UN Mission to Western Sahara through the organization of a self-determination referendum, in her country’s statement before the 75th Ordinary Session of the UN General Assembly Fourth Committee Thursday.

Guyana reiterates support for the self-determination of Saharawi people and complete eradication of colonialism from our world

New York (United Nations) 23 October 2020 (SPS)- The Permanent Representative of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana to the United Nations, Her Excellency Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett, asseted her country’s support to the right of Saharawi people to self-determination and for complete eradication of colonialism from our world, in her country’s statement before the 75th Ordinary Session of the UN General Assembly Fourth Committee Thursday.

Cuba “defends the right of the people of Western Sahara to self-determination on the context of decolonisation”

New York (United Nations) 23 October 2020 (SPS)- Representative of the Republic of Cuba to the UN confirmed in his country’s statement before the 75th Ordinary Session of the UN General Assembly Fourth Committee Thursday that “Cubadefends the right of Western Sahara to self-determination” within the context of the UN doctrine of decolonization.

Belize to the UN 4th Committee: Western Sahara “is a classic case of justice delayed and justice denied”

New York (United Nations) 23 October 2020 (SPS)- The Permanent Representative of Belize to the UN, H.E. Ms. Lois M. Young, confirmed in her country’s statement before the 75th Ordinary Session of the UN General Assembly Fourth Committee Thursday that the question of Western Sahara “is a classic case of justice delayed and justice denied.”

Frente POLISARIO: MINURSO's mission is to organise the self-determination referendum in Western Sahara not to facilitate “traffic” through an illegal breach

Bir Lehlou (Saharawi Republic) 22 October 2010 (SPS)- The President of the Saharawi Republic and Secretary General of Polisario Front, Brahim Ghali, recalled UN Secretary General, Antonio Gutteres, in a letter Today that the mission of the MINURSO is to organise a self-determination referendum in Western Sahara not to facilitate “traffic” through an illegal breach in the Moroccan military wall.

" Algeria's position towards Saharawi issue reflects its commitment to respect international law" (Algerian official)

Algeria, Oct 22, 2020 (SPS) - The secretary general of the Voice of the Algerian people party, Mr. Lamín Osmani, reaffirmed, yesterday Wednesday, during the first anniversary of the party's constitution, that Algeria's position on concerining the cause of the Saharawi people emanates from the high principles of the revolution of the first of November and their commitment to respect international legality.

Saharawi President congratulates New Zealand Prime Minister for "outstanding re-election"

Bir Lehlou (Saharawi Republic) 21 October 2020 (SPS)- The President of the Saharawi Republic and Secretary General of Polisario Front, Brahim Ghali, congratulated New Zealand Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, for “outstanding re-election for a second term in government”, in a letter he addressed her on October 18.

Angola “encourages the implementation of the UN/OAU Settlement Plan” in Western Sahara

New York (The United Nations) 21 October 2020 (SPS)- The Permanent Representative of the Republic of Angola to the United Nations, H.E. Ambassador Maria De Jesus Ferreira, expressed her country’s support to the implementation of the UN/OAU Settlement Plan of 1991 to resolve the conflict in Western Sahara, in her statement Yesterday before the UN Fourth Committee.

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