On Wednesday, October 31, the 15 members of the UN Security Council passed Resolution 2240 on Western Sahara. Twelve countries voted for the new resolution, which extended the MINURSO’s mandate for six months and mentioned Algeria—for the first time—in its call to parties “to ensure a successful outcome” to the Western Sahara dispute.

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A MINURSO ground patrol unit pictured in Western Sahara. Photo Credit: MINURSO