EUCOCO President calls on UN to complete decolonization of Western Sahara

Brussels (Belgium), 1 August 2020 (SPS) –President of the European Coordination of Solidarity with the Sahrawi People (EUCOCO), Pierre Galland, has called on UN Secretary-General António Guterres to work to end armed conflicts by establishing serious negotiations and implementing treaties and conventions aimed at eliminating colonialism and illegal occupation, including in Western Sahara, in defence of the Sahrawi people's inalienable right to self-determination.

Mr. Gallan reiterated EUCOCO’s support for the United Nations on the occasion of its 75th anniversary, recalling the necessity of promoting the UN principles and charter and defending them, especially Article 30 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, in the occupied territory of Western Sahara.

He also reminded the UN Secretary-General about the delay in the peace process in Western Sahara, stressing the urgent need to appoint a new envoy, to bring about serious negotiations leading to a final solution to this issue on the basis of ensuring the inalienable right of the Saharan people to self-determination, to end this suffering that lasted for more than 45 years. (SPS)

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