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Monday 10 December 2018

UNGA Reaffirms Support to Political Process Aimed at Settling Moroccan Sahara Issue

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UNGA Reaffirms Support to Political Process Aimed at Settling Moroccan Sahara Issue

The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) adopted on Friday, without a vote, a resolution approved by the 4th Committee in last October, which reiterates support to the UN-led political process aimed at settling the regional conflict over the Moroccan Sahara.

The resolution thus supports the political process based on the Security Council resolutions adopted since 2007, with a view to reaching a "fair, sustainable and mutually acceptable" solution to the Moroccan Sahara issue and praises efforts made in this regard by the UN Secretary General and his personal envoy.

The document stresses that the settlement of this dispute must be based on efforts and developments made since 2006, thus ensuring the implementation of Security Council resolutions.

This refers directly to the Moroccan autonomy initiative, which is the only new development since 2006, and definitely bury all the obsolete plans.

The text also supports the Security Council resolutions adopted since 2007, which recognized the pre-eminence of the autonomy initiative presented by Morocco, deemed by the Security Council and the international community as a serious and credible initiative for the final settlement of this regional dispute.

It also supports the recommendations of the Security Council resolution N° 2414 adopted on 27 April 2018, which emphasizes the need to make progress toward a realistic, practicable and enduring political solution to the Sahara issue based on compromise.

MAP 08 December 2018