The Decision “encourages the UN Security Council, at its forthcoming April 2015 meeting on Western Sahara, to give serious consideration to the recommendation contained in the above-mentioned Secretary-General report of 10 April 2014 for a comprehensive review of the framework it provided for the negotiating process in April 2007, should no progress occur before April 2015.”
Nevertheless, the AU PSC refuses that this said review brings the issue back to the first stage of the conflict. Rather “such a review should aim at facilitating the early holding of a referendum for the self-determination of the people of Western Sahara”.
In the same spot, the AU PSC Decision “urges the UN Security Council to take all necessary decisions to ensure progress in the search for a solution to the conflict in Western Sahara, acknowledging its critical role and primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security”.
It should be recalled that the AU Peace and Security Council adopted this historical Decision on Western Sahara, after a meeting it dedicated to the issue on Friday 27th March 2015, in which the members of the PSC listened to reports and statements by the AUC Chairperson, the Special Envoy to Western Sahara, the Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Saharawi Republic, Nigeria as a representative of the 3 African Members of the UN Security Council, and a representative of the UN Office to the AU.