United Nations Security Council Resolution 995

United Nations Security Council resolution 995, adopted unanimously on 26 May 1995, after recalling resolutions 621 (1988), 658 (1990), 690 (1991), 725 (1991), 809 (1993), 907 (1994) and 973 (1995), the Council dispatched a mission to the Western Sahara and extended the mandate of United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) until 30 June 1995.[1]

UN Security Council
Resolution 995
Western Sahara
Date26 May 1995
Meeting no.3,540
CodeS/RES/995 (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 Security Council was determined to hold a free, fair and impartial referendum for self-determination of the people of Western Sahara in accordance with the Settlement Plan. Progress in identifying potential voters was commended, however certain practices were hampering the efforts of MINURSO. In this context, it was decided to send a mission to the region in order to accelerate the process. A further extension of MINURSO would be considered.

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  1. ^ United Nations, Office of Public Information (1995). UN monthly chronicle, Volumes 32–33. United Nations, Office of Public Information. p. 49.