United Nations Security Council Resolution 1634

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United Nations Security Council Resolution 1634
by the United Nations

Adopted by the Security Council at its 5295th meeting, on 28 October 2005

The Security Council,

Recalling all its previous resolutions on Western Sahara, including resolution 1495 (2003) of 31 July 2003, resolution 1541 (2004) of 29 April 2004, and resolution 1598 (2005) of 28 April 2005,

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,

Reiterating its call upon the parties and States of the region to continue to cooperate fully with the United Nations to end the current impasse and to achieve progress towards a political solution,

Taking note of the POLISARIO Front’s 18 August 2005 release of the remaining 404 Moroccan prisoners of war in compliance with international humanitarian law, and calling upon the parties to continue to cooperate with the International Committee of the Red Cross to resolve the fate of persons who are unaccounted for since the beginning of the conflict,

Welcoming the appointment of the Secretary-General’s Personal Envoy for Western Sahara Peter van Walsum, and noting that he recently completed consultations in the region,

Having considered the report of the Secretary-General of 17 October 2005 (S/2005/648),

1. Reaffirms the need for full respect of the military agreements reached with MINURSO with regard to the ceasefire;

2. Calls on Member States to consider voluntary contributions to fund Confidence Building Measures that allow for increased contact between separated family members, especially family unification visits;

3. Decides to extend the mandate of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) until 30 April 2006;

4. Requests that the Secretary-General provide a report on the situation in the Western Sahara before the end of the mandate period and requests the Secretary- General’s Personal Envoy to provide a briefing, within three months of the adoption of the resolution, on the progress of his efforts;

5. Decides to remain seized of the matter.

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