Letter from Sweden to the Security Council concerning Western Sahara


To the President of the Security Council, the United Kingdom

Mr. President,

Since the question of Western Sahara will soon be discussed in the Security Council, we would like to draw your attention to the following points:

The decolonization of Western Sahara has been on the UN agenda since the 1960s.

Morocco is illegally occupying Western Sahara since more than 27 years.

During this period Morocco has systematically violated human rights in the occupied territories.

If the Saharawis would be deprived of their inalienable right to self-determination and independence through a decision by the United Nations to drop the peace plan, it would lead to a total loss of credibility of the UN in the eyes of a world which has believed the United Nations to be an instrument for international law and the defence of justice and peace in the world.

We therefore call upon the Security Council to intensify its efforts in the decolonization process in Western Sahara, and to immediately implement the UN-OAU Settlement Plan for Western Sahara, by the holding of a fair, free, democratic and transparent referendum on self-determination in which the Saharawi people can decide their political future.

We would appreciate to have this letter brought to the attention of the members of the Security Council.

Yours respectfully

Jan Strömdahl Lena Thunberg

Föreningen Västsahara Saharabulletinen

Sweden Sweden

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