United Nations Security Council Resolution 1754

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UN Security Council
Resolution 1754
Western sahara landscape (north).jpg
Western Sahara
Date30 April 2007
Meeting no.5,669
CodeS/RES/1754 (Document)
SubjectThe situation concerning Western Sahara
Voting summary
15 voted for
None voted against
None abstained
Security Council composition
Permanent members
Non-permanent members

United Nations Security Council Resolution 1754, adopted unanimously on April 30, 2007, after recalling all previous resolutions on the situation in Western Sahara, the Council extended the mandate of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) for six months until October 31, 2007.[1]



The Security Council reaffirmed the need for a durable and mutual solution to the Western Sahara problem, which would provide for the self-determination of the people of the territory. Both Morocco, the Polisario Front and regional states were urged to co-operate with the United Nations to end the political impasse and reach a solution to the long-running dispute.

The preamble of the resolution also welcomed "serious and credible" efforts by Morocco to resolve the dispute, and also a proposal presented by the Polisario Front.


All parties were called upon to respect military agreements reached with MINURSO regarding a ceasefire, and to enter into negotiations without preconditions.[2][3] Member States were called upon to consider contributing towards confidence-building measures to facilitate greater person-to-person contact, such as family visits.

The mandate of MINURSO was extended and the Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon instructed to report on the situation in Western Sahara by June 30, 2007. Furthermore, he was also instructed to ensure greater compliance with the zero-tolerance sexual exploitation policy among MINURSO personnel.

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  1. ^ "Security Council extends United Nations mission in Western Sahara until 31 October". United Nations. April 30, 2007.
  2. ^ Stahn, Carsten (2008). The law and practice of international territorial administration: Versailles to Iraq and beyond. Cambridge University Press. p. 230. ISBN 978-0-521-87800-5.
  3. ^ "Morocco and Polisario agree talks". BBC News. 30 April 2007.

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