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United Nations Security Council Resolution 1309 – Western Sahara

United Nations Security Council Resolution 1309 – Western Sahara

Resolution 1309 (2000)

The Security Council,Reaffirming all its previous resolutions on the Western Sahara, in particularresolutions 1108 (1997) of 22 May 1997, 1292 (2000) of 29 February 2000 and 1301(2000) of 31 May 2000, and also its resolution 1308 (2000) of 17 July 2000,

Recalling the relevant principles contained in the Convention on the Safety ofUnited Nations and Associated Personnel of 9 December 1994,

Welcoming the report of the Secretary-General of 12 July 2000 (S/2000/683)and the observations and recommendations contained therein, and expressing full set support for the role and work of the Personal Envoy,

Reiterating full support for the continued efforts exerted by the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) to implement the Settlement Plan and agreements adopted by the parties to hold a free, fair and impartial referendum for the self-determination of the people of the Western Sahara,

Noting that fundamental differences between the parties over the interpretation of the main provisions of the Settlement Plan remain to be resolved,

Regretting that there was no progress made during the meeting held in Londonon 28 June 2000 between the parties,

1. Decides to extend the mandate of MINURSO until 31 October 2000, withthe expectation that the parties will meet in direct talks under the auspices of theSecretary-General’s Personal Envoy to try to resolve the multiple problems relatingto the implementation of the Settlement Plan and to try to agree upon a mutuallyacceptable political solution to their dispute over Western Sahara;

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2. Requests the Secretary-General to provide an assessment of the situation before the end of the present mandate;

3. Decides to remain seized of the matter.

Adopted by the Security Council at its 4175th meeting, on25 July 2000.

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