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Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Western Sahara

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Western Sahara (SRSG) is appointed by the Secretary-General to lead the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO).

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List of Special RepresentativesEdit

# Name Born-Died Took Office Left Office Country
1 Héctor Gros Espiell 1926–2009 20 September 1988 19 January 1990 Uruguay
2 Johannes Manz 19 January 1990 20 December 1991 Switzerland
3 Sahabzada Yaqub Khan 1920– 23 March 1992 August 1995 Pakistan
4 Erik Jensen (Acting) August 1995 February 1998 Malaysia
5 Charles Franklin Dunbar 1937– February 1998 31 March 1999 United States
6 Robin Kinloch (Acting) 1937 1 April 1999 18 May 1999 United Kingdom
7 William L. Eagleton 1926–2011 18 May 1999 1 December 2001 United States
8 William L. Swing 1934– 1 December 2001 1 July 2003 United States
9 Alvaro de Soto 1943– 7 August 2003 5 August 2005 Peru
10 Francesco Bastagli 5 August 2005 31 August 2006 Italy
11 Julian Harston 1942– 5 February 2007 12 October 2009 United Kingdom
12 Hany Abdel-Aziz 1946– 12 October 2009 15 June 2012 Egypt
13 Wolfgang Weisbrod-Weber 1955– 15 June 2012 31 July 2014 Germany
14 Kim Bolduc 1952– 31 July 2014 22 November 2017 Canada
15 Colin Stewart 1961- 1 December 2017[1] Canada

ControversyEdit

At least two Special Representatives (Johannes Manz[2] and Francesco Bastagli[3]) had resigned from their post in protest against Moroccan political manoeuvres.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Special Representative for Western Sahara and Head of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) | United Nations Secretary-General". www.un.org. Retrieved 2018-12-04.
  2. ^ Ohaegbulam, Festus Ugboaja (2006). U.S. Policy In Postcolonial Africa: Four Case Studies in Conflict Resolution. New York: Peter Lang Publishing. pp. 124–125. ISBN 978-0-8204-7091-7.
  3. ^ Francesco Bastagli (21 September 2010). "Justice Undone". The New Republic. Retrieved 5 December 2012.

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