Statement of the Frente POLISARIO on Western Sahara
Statement of the Frente POLISARIO on Western Sahara Ambassador Sidi M. Omar
C-24 Substantive Session
New York, 17 June 2019
Thank you for giving me the opportunity to address the Special Committee on behalf of the Frente POLISARIO, the legitimate representative of the people of the Non-Self-Governing Territory of Western Sahara in line with relevant UN resolutions.
Distinguished Representatives and Delegates of Member States,
Western Sahara has been on the agenda of this Special Committee since 1963 as a Non-Self-Governing Territory whose people have an inalienable right to self-determination and independence in line with relevant General Assembly resolutions. The process whereby the decolonisation of Western Sahara was violently interrupted is well-known, and therefore I will not dwell on it.
Statement of the Frente POLISARIO (Western Sahara) C-24 2019 Pacific Regional Seminar, St. George's, Grenada, 2-4 May 2019
The presence of Morocco in Western Sahara is therefore an illegal military occupation, and this is a well-established fact, despite the futile efforts of the occupying power and its apologists to convince the Committee and others of something different, using to that end all sorts of manipulation, misinformation and other underhanded methods. For that reason, all actions undertaken by the Moroccan occupying State in Western Sahara, whether they are political, social, economic, and cultural or of any other character are essentially colonial practices imposed by force.