United Nations Security Council Resolution 1163

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UN Security Council
Resolution 1163
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Western Sahara (red), Morocco (orange), Mauritania (blue) and Algeria (green)
Date 17 April 1998
Meeting no. 3,873
Code S/RES/1163 (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 1163, adopted unanimously on 17 April 1998, after reaffirming all previous resolutions on the Western Sahara, the Council extended the mandate of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) until 20 July 1998 so that it could proceed with voter identification tasks.[1]

The Security Council reaffirmed the agreement between the Government of Morocco and the Polisario Front on the implementation of the Settlement Plan, and that the responsibility for voter identification was that of the Identification Commission. It also reiterated the need for a referendum on self-determination for the people of Western Sahara in accordance with the Settlement Plan.

After extending MINURSO's mandate until 20 July 1998, the resolution noted the continued deployment of engineering units and administrative staff required for demining and supporting the deployment of military personnel respectively and would consider a request for additional troops and police.[2] The Council called upon the governments of Algeria, Mauritania and Morocco to sign Status of Forces Agreements with the United Nations.

The resolution concluded by directing the Secretary-General Kofi Annan to report to the Council every 30 days on the implementation of the current resolution and the mandate of MINURSO.

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  1. ^ "Security Council extends mandate of MINURSO until 20 July". United Nations. 17 April 1998. 
  2. ^ Africa Research, Ltd (2002). Africa contemporary record: annual survey and documents, Volume 26. Africana Pub. Co. p. B-607. ISBN 978-0-8419-1222-9. 

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