Western Sahara Campaign asks UNSC to set a date for the referendum in Western Sahara

London (United Kingdom), April 01, 2021 (SPS) - The British non-governmental organization Western Sahara Campaign asked the United Nations Security Council to “set a date for the referendum in Western Sahara, criticizing the failure of the highest body to comply with the 1991 peace plan as well as the unwillingness to support the UN Secretary in appointing a new Special Envoy since the resumption of the war in Western Sahara.

In a letter sent to the Security Council, the British NGO emphasized that “the absence of urgent and practical measures by the Council will continue to empty the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) of its content, particularly having taking into account the escalation of repression in the occupied territories and the continuous looting of natural resources”.

Western Sahara Campaign also highlighted that, “to advance in the process of resolving the conflict in Western Sahara, it is necessary to focus on efforts to organize a fair and transparent self-determination referendum for the Saharawi people, setting a predetermined date to celebrate it in a democratic ”. SPS