Press Releases

  • 23 Sep 2011 - This year - on its 30th anniversary - the theme of the United Nations International Day of Peace is "Peace and Democracy: make your voice heard". The Officer in Charge of MINURSO and Force Commander, Major-General Abdul Hafiz, presided over a short and simple ceremony...
  • 02 Mar 2011 - On February 28, the Frente Popular para la Liberación de Saguia el-Hamra y de Río de Oro (POLISARIO) destroyed 1,506 anti-personnel mines in stockpiles. Stockpile destruction is internationally recognized as one of the pillars of mine action, hence the importance of this date...
  • 03 Dec 2010 -
    On 2 December 2010, MINURSO commemorated World Aids Day and the International Volunteer Day with joint events to promote awareness about HIV/AIDS and volunteering in the United Nations.
  • 03 Dec 2010 -
    Next year will mark the 30th anniversary of the AIDS epidemic. This milestone offers a moment to reflect -- and to renew our resolve.
  • 09 Mar 2010 - On 5 February 2010 the Secretary General's Special Representative for Western Sahara and Head of MINURSO, Mr. Hany Abdel Aziz, accompanied by the Force Commander, Major General Jiming Zhao, and the presence of all personnel of the HQ, in the mission's parade ground, awarded a...
  • 31 Aug 2004 - The Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Western Sahara, Alvaro de Soto, will be received by H.M. King Mohammed VI and senior Moroccan officials on 6-7 September 2004. He will be received by the leadership of the Frente POLISARIO on 12 September 2004. He is in contact...
  • 22 Jun 2004 - The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Western Sahara has welcomed the announcement yesterday by the Frente POLISARIO that it intends to free 100 Moroccan prisoners of war. A UN spokesman in New York said the mission hoped for an early release of all remaining POWs, in...
  • 22 Jun 2004 - The Frente POLISARIO announced on 21 June 2004 its decision to release 100 Moroccan prisoners of war.  The United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) welcomes this announcement, and expresses its hope for an early release of all remaining prisoners of...
  • 05 Mar 2004 - Two groups of Saharans will today see their relatives for the first time in 25 years after the United Nations mission for Western Sahara organized two flights to mark the start of its family visits programme in the disputed territory. This morning a plane carrying a group of...
  • 05 Mar 2004 - This morning [09:10GMT] a MINURSO plane left Tindouf carrying a group of Saharan refugees for a five-day visit to Laayoune, in the Territory of Western Sahara. The same plane will later depart Laayoune [12:00 GMT] taking another group of Saharans to Tindouf. Both groups are...

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