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Moroccan Sahara: UNSC Commends Role of CNDH Regional Committees in Dakhla and Laayoune

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Moroccan Sahara: UNSC Commends Role of CNDH Regional Committees in Dakhla and Laayoune

The UNSC commended on Tuesday the role of the regional committees of the National Council for Human Rights (CNDH) in Dakhla and Laayoune and Morocco's interaction with the UNHRC special procedures.

In its resolution 2468 extending the MINURSO's mandate by six months (until Oct. 31, 2019), adopted by a large majority, the UNSC lauded the measures and initiatives taken by Morocco and the role played by the committees of the National Council for Human Rights operating in Dakhla and Laayoune, as well as Morocco's interaction with the UNHRC special procedures.

The Council also voiced its deep concern over the continuous sufferings by the populations in the camps of Tindouf, in Algeria, as well as their dependence on foreign humanitarian aid.

The resolution reiterated the Council's demand concerning the census of the populations in the camps of Tindouf, and insisted that efforts be made in this regard.

The UNSC also insisted on the importance of commitment to continue the process of talks on the Moroccan Sahara under the UN aegis.

The text said that these talks should be conducted under the UNSG aegis, without prerequisites and in good faith, while taking account of efforts made since 2006 and new developments ever since, in order to reach a just, durable and mutually-acceptable political solution to the Sahara issue.

The resolution also called for showing political will and working in an atmosphere conducive to dialogue with the aim of advancing talks, thus ensuring the implementation of the Security Council resolutions since 2007 and the success of negotiations.

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