Western Sahara conflict: UN decolonization doctrine must be upheld, says Lamamra

New York (United Nations), September 28, 2014 (SPS) - Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra on Saturday in New York called the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon to uphold UN doctrine regarding the decolonization of Western Sahara.
 
The assessment report Ban Ki-Moon will present in 2015 about Western Sahara conflict between the Kingdom of Morocco and the Polisario Front "should uphold UN doctrine on decolonization and evaluate the effectiveness of the resolutions of the Security Council and the General assembly," Algerian Foreign Minister stressed during the general debate of the 69th ordinary session of the UN General Assembly.
 
"Algeria, whose undeniable support to Western Sahara people's self-determination is well established, encourages the UN secretary general and his personal envoy, Christopher Ross, to intensify their efforts to restore peace" in the region, Lamamra said.
 
"In its capacity as a coordinator of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM)'s work team on the revitalization of the General Assembly, Algeria will continue its efforts for the UN body, which is the most representative of the international system, to recover its prerogatives." (SPS)
 

Namibia calls for full implementation of UN resolutions on Western Sahara

New York (United Nations), September 27, 2014 (SPS) - H.E Hifikepunye Pohamba, president of the republic of Namibia, called has for the full implementation of United Nations resolutions on Western Sahara.
 
He underlined that the international community must fulfill its obligations and assist the people of Western Sahara realize their inalienable rights to self-determination.
 
 In his speech Friday, on the occasion of the 69th session of the UN General Assembly, President Hifikepunye Pohamba said “we call for the full implementation of all relevant UN resolutions on Western Sahara and Palestine. The international community must fulfill its obligations and assist the people of Western Sahara and Palestine realize their inalienable rights to self-determination”. (SPS)

Tanzania urges UNSC to resolve Western Sahara question once and for all

New York, Sept 26, 2014 (SPS) - President of the United Republic of Tanzania, H.E. Mr. Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, on Thursday reiterated his appeal to the Security Council of the United Nations Organization to resolve the question of Western Sahara.
In his address at the general debate of the 69th session of the UN General Assembly, Mr. Kikwete reiterated the appeal his country (Tanzania) made last year at the UNGA to the United Nations Security Council “to do everything within its powers to resolve this problem once and for all.”
He lamented for the fact that the issue of Western Sahara, which happened about the same time with that of East Timor nearly 40 years ago, remain “unresolved” up to this day.
Wondering what are the insurmountable challenges impeding the UN to end the impasse in the territory of Western Sahara, Mr. Kikwete asked the world to do the needful and put to rest the Saharawi question. (SPS)

Mugabe to UNGA: Africa remains seized with Western Sahara issue

New York, Sept 25, 2014 (SPS) - President of the Republic of Zimbabwe H.E. Mr. Robert Mugabe on Thursday said before the UN General Assembly that Africa remains “seized” with the issue of Western Sahara, the last colonial vestige in the continent.
In his speech before the 69th session of the UN General Assembly, underway in New York, Zimbabwe President underlined that Africa remains “seized with the issue of Western Sahara, the last colonial vestige in Africa.”
Mr. Mugabe also called upon the United Nations not to shake off its responsibility to ensure the achievement of self-determination by the people of Western Sahara.
He, on other hand, stated that his country believes that the UN should promote dialogue to achieve peace, rule of law and common understanding among states, asking the international community to remain “intensively engaged and support” Africa in the maintenance of peace and stability.