Washington, March 08, 2016 (SPS) - United Nations wants to hold a donor conference for the occupied Western Sahara in Geneva before June, the deputy spokesman of the UN secretary general, Farhan Haq, said Monday.
Ban Ki-moon will call for a donor conference to be held before June in Geneva, Switzerland, to provide relief aid to Saharawi refugees in the camps, Haq told reporters.
Ban Ki-moon, who wrapped up Monday a visit to Algeria, said he was saddened by the four decade-long humanitarian tragedy in Western Sahara.
He pledged to reset United Nations mediation for direct talks between the Polisario Front and Morocco.
Insisting on Saharawi people's inalienable right to self-determination, the UN chief said he would make further efforts to push forward the negotiations. SPS