United Nations Security Council Resolution 1042

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UN Security Council
Resolution 1042
Frontera del sahara Polisario - ocupado.jpg
Polisario held territory of Western Sahara
Date 31 January 1996
Meeting no. 3,625
Code S/RES/1042 (Document)
Subject The situation concerning Western Sahara
Voting summary
15 voted for
None voted against
None abstained
Result Adopted
Security Council composition
Permanent members
Non-permanent members

United Nations Security Council resolution 1042, adopted unanimously on 31 January 1996, after reaffirming all previous resolutions on the Western Sahara, the Council discussed the Settlement Plan for Western Sahara and extended the mandate of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) until 31 May 1996.[1]

The Security Council once again reiterated its commitment to the holding of a referendum on self-determination for the people of Western Sahara as accepted by both Morocco and the Polisario Front. There was concern about the lack of progress towards completion of the Settlement Plan, and both parties were urged to co-operate with MINURSO and the Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali in resuming the identification process and to identify ways to create confidence between themselves.

The resolution supported the intention of the Secretary-General to bring the situation to the immediate attention of the Council if no progress was being made and would therefore consider plans to withdraw MINURSO. He was requested to submit a report by 15 May 1996 on the situation.

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