UN official calls for justice in wake of human rights violations in Côte d'Ivoire, warns of renewed violence

At the end of a visit to Côte d'Ivoire, a senior United Nations human rights official today warned that failure to quickly bring perpetrators of serious human rights crimes to justice could lead to recurrent violence in the West African nation.

Côte d’Ivoire: Peace process needs international support, facilitator says

The peace process in Côte d’Ivoire needs international support to succeed, a representative of the key negotiator told the United Nations Security Council today.

Security Council holds consultations on extension of UN Mission in Côte d'Ivoire

The United Nations Security Council held closed-door consultations today on a quarterly report on Côte d'Ivoire from UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, recommending a six-month extension of the UN mission's mandate there in the hope that governmental authority can be restored throughout the country.

Annan says Côte d'Ivoire peace process encounters serious difficulties

The peace process in Côte d'Ivoire has encountered serious difficulties in the last three months and the fundamental differences between government and opposition must be urgently addressed if it is to remain on track, Secretary-General Kofi Annan says in his latest report on the United Nations mission there.

Secretary-General welcomes upcoming conference of Ivorian parties

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today welcomed a plan by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to bring together government leaders, rebel groups and opposition politicians from Côte d'Ivoire next week in Accra, Ghana, in an attempt to revive a French-brokered peace process.

Annan presents exchange of letters on Côte d'Ivoire mission

Secretary-General Kofi Annan today released an exchange of letters between his office and the Security Council on the status of the United Nations Mission in Côte d'Ivoire (MINUCI).

UN envoy condemns killing of radio journalist in Côte d'Ivoire

The top United Nations envoy for Côte d'Ivoire today condemned the killing of a radio journalist who was murdered Tuesday while on assignment in the city of Abidjan.

Security Council calls for parties in Côte d'Ivoire to follow peace accords

United Nations Security Council members today called on all parties in Côte d'Ivoire, particularly the rebel Forces Nouvelles, to adhere to peace agreements reached earlier this year to bring about national reconciliation.

Secretary-General concerned about recent developments in Côte d'Ivoire

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today called upon the Forces Nouvelles in Côte d'Ivoire to resume participation in the Government of National Reconciliation, which it abandoned last week.

As situation in Côte d'Ivoire improves, UN eases security ratings in some areas

Although the United Nations and other relief agencies working in Côte d'Ivoire have been concerned by the "worrisome humanitarian conditions" and rising inter-ethnic tensions in recent weeks, the situation may be improving as the security ratings in some areas were lowered today.