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Norway youth in UN: MINURSO must monitor rights in Western Sahara
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The UN operation in Western Sahara must be allowed to monitor human rights situation in Western Sahara. This was underlined by Norwegian youth delegates on behalf of Norway in the UN General Assembly this week.
Published: 08.10 - 2015 09:31Printer version    
Every year, two Norwegian youths take part in the official Norwegian delegation to the UN General Assembly. It is normal that these representatives are to present Norwegian youths' view on international affairs.

This year, they underlined the need for human rights in Western Sahara.

The youth delegates this year were the president of Norwegian Center Youth, Erling Laugsand, and vice-president of the Norwegian Students' and Academics' International Assistance Fund. The presentation was made in the UN General Assembly's third committee.

"Youth living under colonial and foreign occupation experience suppression and grave human rights violations. We are especially concerned about the human rights of youth living in the Non-Self-Governing Territory of Western Sahara.

We support the Secretary General’s call from 2014 for a sustained, independent and impartial monitoring of human rights in the territory. It is our conviction that the best solution is to incorporate human rights monitoring in MINURSO’s mandate", sa Laugsand.

Read the entire speech on the homepage of the Permanent Mission of Norway to the United Nations.

    




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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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