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United Nations Security Council Resolution 1228 – Western Sahara

United Nations Security Council Resolution 1228 – Western Sahara

Resolution 1228 (1999)

The Security Council,

Recalling all its previous resolutions on the question of the Western Sahara, and reaffirming in particular resolution 1204 (1998) of 30 October 1998and resolution 1215 (1998) of 17 December 1998,

Welcoming the report of the Secretary-General of 28 January 1999(S/1999/88) and the observations and recommendations contained therein,

  1. Decides to extend the mandate of the United Nations Mission for theReferendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) until 31 March 1999 to allow forconsultations in the hope and expectation of agreement on the protocols onidentification, appeals and repatriation planning activities, as well as on theessential issue of the implementation calendar, without undermining theintegrity of the Secretary-General’s proposed package or calling into questionits main elements, for the prompt resumption of voter identification andinitiation of the appeals process;

2. Requests both parties to take concrete action to enable the Office ofthe United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to carry out the necessarypreparatory work for the repatriation of Saharan refugees eligible to vote, andtheir immediate families, according to the Settlement Plan;

3. Requests the Secretary-General to report to the Council by22 March 1999 on the implementation of this resolution;

4. Supports the intention of the Secretary-General to ask his Personal Envoy to reassess the viability of the mandate of MINURSO should the prospects for putting the package of measures into effect remain elusive at the time of submission of the Secretary-General’s next report;

5. Decides to remain seized of the matter.

Adopted by the Security Council at its 3976th meeting,on 11 February 1999.

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