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Western Sahara: Politics and Government

Volume 493: debated on Tuesday 2 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs who the Administering Power for the Non Self-Governing territory of Western Sahara is as referred to in General Assembly Resolution 63/110 on the Declaration on Granting Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples. (277119)

Morocco administers most of the territory of Western Sahara de facto. In respect of Western Sahara, no member state is listed as the Administering Power.

The UK voted against UN General Assembly Resolution 63/110 this year, and has voted against similar resolutions in previous years, as we find some elements of the resolution unacceptable.