Western Sahara – Referendum NOW!

International Meeting of Experts – Promoting the Political Process 12th and 13th December, Berlin A&O Hotel and Hostel Berlin Hauptbahnhof Lehrter Straße 12, 10557 Berlin, Germany

UN General Assembly 1966

“Invites the adminmistering Power to determine at the earliest possible date, in conformity with the aspirations of the indigenous people of Spanish Sahara and in consultation with the Governments of Mauritania and Morocco and any otheer interestecd party, the procedures for the holding of a referendum under United Nations auspices with a view to enabling the indigenous population of the Territory to exercise freely its right to self-determination and, to this end:

(a) To create a favourable climate for the referendum to be conducted on an entirely free, democratic and impartial basis, by permitting inter alia, the return of exiles to the Territory;

(b) To take all necessary stepts to ensure that only indigenous people of the Territory participate in the referendum;

(c) To refrain from any action likely to delay the process of the decolonization of Spanish Sahara; …”

UN-Security Council, 1975 (after the “Green March”)

“Call upon Morocco immediately to withdraw from the Territory of Western Sahara all the participants in the march; ….”

UN Security Council, 1991

“Expresses its full support for the efforts of the Secretary-General for the organization and the supervision, by the United Nations in cooperation with the Organization of African Unity, of a referendum for self-determination ot the people of Western Sahara, in accordance with the objectives mentioned in this report; …”

UN-Security Council, 2013

“Reaffirming its commitment to assist the parties to achieve a just, lasting, and
mutually acceptable political solution, which will provide for the self-determination of the people of Western Sahara in the context of arrangements consistent with the principles and purposes of the Charter of the United Nations, and noting the role and responsibilities of the parties in this respect, …”


Organiser of the conference
Freiheit für die Westsahara e.V.
c/o Björn Wehrs, Kimmstr. 10, 28757 Bremen
+49 (0) 157 – 84893924


  • Zentrum für Europäische und Orientalische Kultur e.V.
  • European Association of Lawyers for Democracy and World Human Rights
  • Schweizerisches Unterstützungskomitee für die Saharaouis

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