Western Sahara

  • September 26, 2019

    The Award honours four practical visionaries whose leadership has empowered millions of people to defend their inalienable rights and to strive for a liveable future for all on planet Earth.

  • December 7, 2018

    The first UN-led talks in six years over the disputed Western Sahara-region concluded on a positive note in Geneva, where the organisation's representative Horst Köhler said that further discussions are planned.

  • February 28, 2018

    The Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled the EU-Morocco Fisheries Agreement illegal under international law, as it breaches the Saharawi people’s right to self-determination by including produce from Western Sahara, currently under military occupation by Morocco.

  • August 29, 2016

    The UN Secretary-General is deeply concerned over the tense situation that has developed in the narrow buffer strip in south-western Western Sahara border as a result of changes in the status quo and the introduction of armed units from Morocco and the Polisario Front in close proximity to each other.

  • April 3, 2014

    The UN Security Council must extend the mandate of the peacekeeping mission to Western Sahara to monitor and protect human rights, an all-party group of British MPs said today.

  • October 22, 2007

    Aminoutto Haidar, leading Saharawi human rights activist and ex-political prisoner, also known as the “Saharawi Gandhi”, in conversation with Italian photographer Patrizio Esposito, about the hidd