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8 Norwegian youth parties organised Western Sahara conference
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The eight political youth parties of region of Hordaland, Norway, together organised a full day conference on Western Sahara at the University of Bergen.
Published: 16.04 - 2012 23:34Printer version    
fns_bakgard_200.jpgThe conference "Western Sahara: the UN's backyard" was on Sunday 15 April organised at the University of Bergen, Norway. Main speaker was the Saharawi human rights activist Sultana Khaya, who told about the human rights violations in the territory.

The event was an initiative by Young Liberals, Labour Youth, Center Youth, Progress Party Youth. Young Conservatives, Christian Democrat Youth, Socialist Youth and Red Youth in the region of Hordaland.

The speakers of the conference particularly highligted the possibilities that the Norwegian government has to put pressure on the UN Security Council so that the UN operation in the territory can report on the human rights violations in the territory.

Read more about the conference in the student newspaper StudVest. Around 80 people attended the conference.

The other speakers were Kai Grieg at the UN Association West, Erik Hagen from the Norwegian Support Committee for Western Sahara, and Christian Grindheim, master student in history at University of Oslo.


    




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Since 1975, three quarters of the territory of Western Sahara has been occupied by Morocco. A majority of the population is still living in refugee camps in Algeria. Those who remained in their homeland are subjected to serious harassment from the Moroccan occupiers. For more than 40 years the Sahrawis have been waiting for the fullfilment of their legitimate right to self-determination.

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