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United Nations Security Council Resolution 1232 – Western Sahara

United Nations Security Council Resolution 1232 – Western Sahara

Resolution 1232 (1999)

The Security Council,

Recalling all its previous resolutions on the question of the WesternSahara,

Welcoming the report of the Secretary-General of 22 March 1999 (S/1999/307)and the observations and recommendations contained therein,

Welcoming also the agreement in principle to the Secretary-General’spackage by the Government of Morocco and recalling its acceptance by thePOLISARIO Front,

  1. Decides to extend the mandate of the United Nations Mission for theReferendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) until 30 April 1999 to allow for anunderstanding to be reached among all concerned on detailed modalities for theimplementation of the identification and appeals protocols, including a revisedimplementation schedule, in a manner that would preserve the integrity of theSecretary-General’s package of measures;

2. Requests both parties to move ahead with the necessary discussions toreach an agreement on the refugee repatriation protocol, so that all aspects ofthe work needed to prepare the way for the repatriation of refugees may begin,including confidence-building measures, and in that regard welcomes the decisionof the POLISARIO Front to allow the resumption of pre-registration activities ofthe Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Tindouf;

3. Welcomes the signature, by the Government of Morocco and the MINURSOForce Commander, of the agreement on mines and unexploded ordnance mentioned inparagraph 13 of the report of the Secretary-General, and urges the POLISARIOFront to engage in a similar effort;

4. Requests the Secretary-General to report to the Council by 23 April 1999 on the implementation of this resolution;

5. Decides to remain seized of the matter.

Adopted by the Security Council at its 3990th meeting,on 30 March 1999.

See also  United Nations Security Council Resolution 552 – Islamic Republic of Iran

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