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GENEVA COUNCIL - Making global markets work for all

23-24 November 1998


The Socialist International, considering the situation in Western Sahara, reaffirms its resolutions, including the one adopted at its Council in Oslo, and supports a just, peaceful and lasting solution of the Western Sahara conflict.

Welcomes and encourages the current efforts by the UN Secretary-General, Mr Kofi Annan, in his attempts to achieve a peaceful settlement in Western Sahara and the full implementation of the UN resolutions and the Houston Agreements, and

Calls upon all parties involved, in particular Morocco and Polisario, to fully cooperate with the UN in the holding of a free, fair and democratic referendum in Western Sahara.