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United Nations Security Council Resolution 1228

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UN Security Council
Resolution 1228
Refugee camp of Dakhla in Tindouf, Algeria
Date11 February 1999
Meeting no.3,976
CodeS/RES/1228 (Document)
SubjectThe situation concerning Western Sahara
Voting summary
  • 15 voted for
  • None voted against
  • None abstained
Security Council composition
Permanent members
Non-permanent members
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United Nations Security Council resolution 1228, adopted unanimously on 11 February 1999, after reaffirming all previous resolutions on the question of the Western Sahara, particularly resolutions 1204 (1998) and 1215 (1998), the Council extended the mandate of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) until 31 March 1999 to allow time for consultations on issues relating to a proposed referendum.[1]

The resolution extended MINURSO's mandate so that consultations could take place to achieve an agreement on protocols relating to the identification of voters and return of refugees.[2] Both the Moroccan government and the Polisario Front were urged to enable the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to carry out work for the repatriation of refugees and their families eligible to vote according to the Settlement Plan.

The security council supported the intention of the Secretary-General Kofi Annan to ask his Personal Envoy to reassess the viability of the mandate of MINURSO if there was difficulty implementing the measures and requested him to report back to the council by 22 March 1999.

See also



  1. ^ "Security Council extends Western Sahara mission until 31 March". United Nations. 11 February 1999.
  2. ^ Legum, Colin (2004). Africa contemporary record: annual survey and documents. Africana Pub. Co. p. B-694. ISBN 978-0-8419-1223-6.