n Conflict Trends - Situation report : Western Sahara (MINURSO)

Volume 2006, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1561-9818


The United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (in Spanish: Misión de las Naciones Unidas para la Organización del Referéndum en el Sáhara Occidental - MINURSO) was deployed into Western Sahara in 1991 to oversee a speedy settlement of the long-running dispute over the status of the territory. However, the Mission has been unable to implement key parts of its mandate. The conflict in Western Sahara stems from a disagreement over the status of the area, which Morocco sees as a part of its own territory.

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