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The A U Peace and Security Council decides to reactivate the ad hoc Committee of Heads of State and Government on the conflict in Western Sahara

The Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), at its 496th meeting held on 27 March 2015, adopted the following decision on the situation in Western Sahara:

Council,

(i) decides to reactivate the ad hoc Committee of Heads of State and Government on the conflict in Western Sahara, established pursuant to resolution AHG/Res.92(XV), adopted at the 15th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the OAU, held in Khartoum, Sudan, from 18 to 22 July 1978. Council further decides to expand the composition of the ad hoc Committee to comprise ten Heads of State and Government, two from each of the five regions of the continent. Council requests the Chairperson of the Commission to urgently undertake the necessary consultations for the finalization of the composition and the operationalization of the ad hoc Committee;

(ii) requests the Commission, through the appropriate channels, to undertake a demarche towards the UN Security Council, for the AU Special Envoy for Western Sahara to be given the opportunity to address the Security Council during its meeting on Western Sahara scheduled to take place in the month of April 2015. Council further requests the African members of the UN Security Council, working within the framework of the A3, to support and facilitate this request;

(iii) decides to establish an International Contact Group for Western Sahara (ICG-WS), in order to keep the issue on the international agenda and to mobilize the necessary support for the early resolution of the conflict, and invites the Chairperson of the Commission to undertake the necessary consultations to this end; and

(iv) further decides to regularly review the situation in Western Sahara, at least twice a year, on the basis of updates and recommendations provided by the Chairperson of the Commission;

Read the full comunique:

http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/communique-of-the-peace-and-security-council-of-the-african-union-au-at-its-496th-meeting-held-on-27-march-2015-on-the-situation-in-western-sahara


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