United Nations Security Council Resolution 690

United Nations Security Council resolution 690, adopted unanimously on 29 April 1991, after recalling resolutions 621 (1988) and 658 (1990) and noting a report by the Secretary-General on the situation in Western Sahara, the Council approved the report and decided to establish the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) in accordance with the Secretary-General's recommendations. The Mission was to implement the Settlement Plan for a referendum of self-determination for the people of Western Sahara.[1][2]

UN Security Council
Resolution 690
MINURSO in Western Sahara
Date29 April 1991
Meeting no.2,984
CodeS/RES/690 (Document)
SubjectWestern Sahara
Voting summary
  • 15 voted for
  • None voted against
  • None abstained
Security Council composition
Permanent members
Non-permanent members
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The Council called upon Morocco and the Polisario Front to co-operate with the Secretary-General and the Mission, expressing its full support to him and the Organisation of African Unity for their efforts. It also decided that the transitional period will begin no later than sixteen weeks after the General Assembly approves the budget of MINURSO. In May 1991, the General Assembly approved the budget.[3]

A ceasefire came into effect on 6 September 1991, and MINURSO was deployed thereafter.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Eur (2004). The Middle East and North Africa 2004 (50 ed.). Routledge. p. 833. ISBN 978-1-85743-184-1.
  2. ^ Resolution 690 – Security Council Report
  3. ^ "A/RES/45/266 – Financing of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara". United Nations General Assembly. 17 May 1991.

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