The United Nations turns a blind eye to the pleadings of the Robert F. Kennedy Center

By Julie Inglese

There have been relentless human rights violations in Western Sahara of the Sahrawi people, and both the United Nations (U.N.) and the international community have refused to act. Despite Robert F. Kennedy (RFK) Center’s continual push at getting the U.N. to act and “send a clear message” that the extensive violations will not be tolerated, the U.N. Security Council “renewed the mandate of the U.N. mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara without adding a human rights monitoring component.” The Moroccan government has signed onto many treaties that prohibit this type of behavior, but they have refused to abide by the standards provided. If no one affirmatively puts an end to this behavior it will continue for the foreseeable future.

AllAfrica further explains the situation.