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UN Security Council
Resolution 658
Date: 27 June 1990
Meeting no.: 2,929
Code: S/RES/658 (Document)

Vote: For: 15 Abs.: 0 Against: 0
Subject: Western Sahara
Result: Adopted

Security Council composition in 1990:
permanent members:


non-permanent members:

Western Sahara (highlighted) surrounded by Morroco and Mauritania

United Nations Security Council Resolution 658, adopted unanimously on June 27, 1990, after recalling Resolution 621 (1988) and noting a report by the Secretary-General on the situation in Western Sahara, the Council approved the Secretary-General's recommendations regarding a settlement of the issue.

Though not established until Resolution 690 (1991), the agreement arising from Resolution 658 concerned a plan whereby the United Nations would supervise a ceasefire between Morocco and the Polisario Front and conduct a referendum in which the people of Western Sahara would decide between self-determination or integration with Morocco that would later become known as the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara. Secretary-General Javier Pérez de Cuéllar described the plan as "large and complicated".[1] This was proposed after the 1988 Settlement Plan agreement between Morocco and the Polisario Front.

The resolution called upon both parties to co-operate with the Secretary-General and the Organisation of African Unity in their efforts to find a settlement in Western Sahara, welcoming the Secretary-General's decision to send a technical mission to Western Sahara and neighbouring countries to finalise administrative aspects of the United Nations plan. In this regard, it called on the Secretary-General to report back once this had been completed.

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