United Nations Security Council Resolution 1148

United Nations Security Council resolution 1148, adopted unanimously on 26 January 1998, after recalling all previous resolutions on the Western Sahara, particularly Resolution 1133 (1997), the Council approved the deployment of an engineering unit to support the deployment of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO).[1]

UN Security Council
Resolution 1148
Western Sahara
Date26 January 1998
Meeting no.3,849
CodeS/RES/1148 (Document)
SubjectThe situation concerning Western Sahara
Voting summary
  • 15 voted for
  • None voted against
  • None abstained
Security Council composition
Permanent members
Non-permanent members
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The resolution began by welcoming the appointment of Charles Dunbar, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General Kofi Annan. The Secretary-General had submitted plans detailing the strengthening of MINURSO, and the Council welcomed the resumption of identification of eligible voters. It approved the deployment of an engineering unit to assist in demining activities and of additional administrative staff to support the deployment of military personnel. Additional troops would be deployed when it was considered necessary.[2] Both the Moroccan government and the Polisario Front were called upon to co-operate in the implementation of the Settlement Plan and the identification process in a timely manner.

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  1. ^ "Deployment of engineering unit, administrative staff to support deployment of MINURSO military personnel approved by Council". United Nations. 26 January 1998.
  2. ^ "Western Sahara referendum". UN Chronicle. 1998. Archived from the original on 9 July 2012.

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