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UN Security Council
Resolution 1033
Military transport helicopter over ad-dakhla (western sahara)
Military transport helicopter over Western Sahara
Date 19 December 1995
Meeting no. 3,610
Code S/RES/1033 (Document)
Subject Western Sahara
Voting summary
15 voted for
None voted against
None abstained
Result Adopted
Security Council composition
Permanent members
  • Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg China
  • Flag of France.svg France
  • Flag of Russia.svg Russia
  • Flag of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom
  • Flag of the United States.svg United States
Non-permanent members
  • Flag of Argentina.svg Argentina
  • Flag of Botswana.svg Botswana
  • Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czech Republic
  • Flag of Germany.png Germany
  • Flag of Honduras.svg Honduras
  • Flag of Indonesia.svg Indonesia
  • Flag of Italy.svg Italy
  • Flag of Nigeria.svg Nigeria
  • Flag of Oman.svg Oman
  • Flag of Rwanda (1962–2001).svg Rwanda

United Nations Security Council resolution 1033, adopted unanimously on 19 December 1995, after reaffirming all previous resolutions on the Western Sahara, the Council discussed the referendum for self-determination of the people of Western Sahara and the completion of the identification process.[1]

Receiving a report from the Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali pursuant to Resolution 1017 (1995),[2] the Council stressed the need for progress to be made in the implementation of the Settlement Plan which had been accepted by Morocco and the Polisario Front and reiterated its commitment to holding a referendum. It was also noted that the Identification Commission could only carry out its work with the full trust of both parties in its judgement and integrity.

The Security Council welcomed the efforts of the Secretary-General in accelerating and completing the identification process, and also his consultations with both parties with the aim of resolving their differences delaying the completion of the process. A report on the consultations was requested, noting that, in the event of no agreement, the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) could be withdrawn.[3] Both parties were urged to co-operate with it.

See alsoEdit


  1. United Nations, Office of Public Information (1995). UN monthly chronicle, Volumes 32–33. United Nations, Office of Public Information. p. 19. 
  2. "S/1995/986 – Report of the Secretary-General". United Nations. 24 November 1995. 
  3. Newman, Edward (1998). The UN Secretary-General from the Cold War to the new era: a global peace and security mandate?. Palgrave Macmillan. p. 157. ISBN 978-0-312-21101-1. 

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