United Nations Security Council Resolution 1463

United Nations Security Council resolution 1463, adopted unanimously on 30 January 2003, after recalling all previous resolutions on the situation in Western Sahara, particularly Resolution 1429 (2002), the Council extended the mandate of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) for two months until 31 March 2003.[1]

UN Security Council
Resolution 1463
West Sahara 21-05-2005.jpg
Western Sahara
Date30 January 2003
Meeting no.4,698
CodeS/RES/1463 (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 Security Council extended the MINURSO operation to allow Morocco and the Polisario Front time to consider proposals presented by the Secretary-General's Personal Envoy James Baker III for a political solution to the dispute.[2] The proposal provided for the self-determination of the people of Western Sahara.[3] In addition, the Secretary-General Kofi Annan was asked to submit a report by 17 March 2003 on the situation.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Security Council extends Western Sahara mission until 31 March". United Nations. 30 January 2003.
  2. ^ McCormack, T.; McDonald, Avril (2006). Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law – 2003, Volume 6; Volume 2003. Cambridge University Press. p. 281. ISBN 978-90-6704-203-1.
  3. ^ "Western Sahara mission extended 2 months to give parties time to consider UN's solution". United Nations News Centre. 30 January 2003.

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