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Main body: GA 4: Special Political and Decolonization
- The question of preventing an arms race in outer space
- The question of protecting Rohingya refugees in Myanmar and Bangladesh
- The question of improving development in the Palestinian Territories
- The question of stopping the territorial dispute in Western Sahara between the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic and Morocco
The question of stopping the territorial dispute in Western Sahara between the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic and Morocco
When Spain left its former colony, the Western Sahara, one of the most sparsely populated areas in Africa, it was immediately annexed by Morocco (1975). This created a conflict between the indigenous Saharawi people and Morocco. The Saharawi people formed the Polisario Front and started a guerilla war against the Moroccan forces, which lasted over 16 years. The United Nations intervened and a truce was arranged between the two parties (1991). The United Nations promised to hold a referendum on independence, which still has to take place. A strip of mines and fortifications divides the part controlled by the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic and Morocco. This dispute has been affecting the local people of the Western Sahara for far too long and has to come to an end.
There are no questions for this issue.