Posts Tagged ‘Western Sahara’

Full Text of King Mohammed VI’s Speech on 41st Anniversary of Green March

On November 6, 2016, Morocco’s King Mohammed VI delivered his annual speech marking the anniversary of the Green March from Dakar, Senegal, as follows: Praise be to God May peace and blessings be upon the Prophet, His Kith and Kin Dear Citizens, Today I am addressing you, on the occasion of the 41st anniversary of the Green March, from Dakar, the capital city of the sister nation Senegal, and I ...

On Peacekeeping Missions, What’s the End of the Equation? – David S. Bloom

David S. Bloom April 21, 2016 Last week, a Congressional hearing was held by the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations, to examine “allegations of abuse and [the] absence of accountability at the United Nations.” Over a span of two hours, witnesses that included former UN officials and policy advocates discussed an alarming litany of problems and abuses that have become endemic ...

Sahara Region Benefits from Ambitious Sustainable Development Program, European Deputy | MAP

A European Union official praises Morocco’s “ambitious program of sustainable development” in Western Sahara: The Sahara region benefits from an ambitious program of sustainable development as part of a comprehensive approach, said European deputy Louis Michel. During a debate organized on Tuesday evening at the European parliament headquarters in Brussels on the occasion of the screening of a documentary film produced by Hassan El Bouharouti on resources in the southern ...

Chairman Tom Lantos and bringing a realistic resolution to the conflict over the Western Sahara – Jordan Paul

Jordan Paul, MACP March 25, 2016 This week the latest Co-Chairs of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission held a briefing on the topic of the Western Sahara. While these members have every right to do this, I was disappointed that an institution named after the late, great Tom Lantos would take positions that are directly contrary to those held by him. While the carefully chosen panel and a few ...

Secretary of State John Kerry Reaffirms US Support for Morocco’s Western Sahara Autonomy Plan in Phone Call to King Mohammed VI

Washington, DC, March 25, 2016 (MACP) — In a phone call to King Mohammed VI on Wednesday, United States Secretary of State John Kerry reaffirmed that the US’s policy supporting a formula of autonomy under Moroccan sovereignty for the Western Sahara remains unchanged, and assured the King that the US will continue to work with Morocco to resolve this longstanding regional dispute. The phone call came just a few days ...
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