The incumbent President of the United Nations Security Council, Ambassador Jerry Matjila, has called on the international community to recognize its failure in Western Sahara and the failure to fulfill its promises to the Saharawi people to reach a definitive solution through the celebration of a referendum on self-determination.
“we (international community) should admit all of us having failed the people of Western Sahara and that we postponed the self-determination further and further away.” Said Matjila
He also recalled that the UN failed the Saharawi people even in appointing a Personal Envoy for the region, leaving the post empty for over one year, though he informed the journalists that the Secretary General is trying to find a candidate for the post.
The envoy stressed that he hopes the warring parties in the region will cease fire and then the UN fulfills its unfulfilled promise to Saharawis, the Referendum,” He recalled that “the 1991 decision of ceasefire was based that on 1992 or 1993 there will be a referendum. 30 years, next year, there is no referendum.”
Matjila said he anticipates the current situation will prepare the international community to move with haste and restore what the United Nations, both General Assembly and Security Council agreed on the issue of Western Sahara.
The Guerguarat region in Western Sahara has experienced a difficult three weeks after tensions flared up between Frente Polisario and the Kingdom of Morocco Royal Forces around the route within that area to Mauritania.