UN eyes election preparations in Côte d’Ivoire

19 May 2006

The United Nations Mission in Côte d’Ivoire (ONUCI) is closely watching that country’s preparations for the upcoming national elections, which are considered vital for the success of the UN-led peace efforts, officials with the world body have said.

The United Nations Mission in Côte d’Ivoire (ONUCI) is closely watching that country’s preparations for the upcoming national elections, which are considered vital for the success of the UN-led peace efforts, officials with the world body have said.

The Mission has deployed its staff at seven different places chosen for “pilot” public hearings, Hamadoun Toure, the Mission’s spokesman told a news conference Thursday in Abidjan, the commercial centre. He said the UN staff would continue to support as well as observe these public hearings.

Meanwhile, the International Working Group, which has been mandated to monitor progress in the Ivorian peace process, met in Sebroko to discuss the election preparations and other issues related to the UN-led peace building efforts. Among others, the meeting was also attended by Pierre Schori, the Secretary General Kofi Annan’s Special Representative in Cote d’Ivoire.

 

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