Côte d’Ivoire: UN mission urges prompt resumption of voter registration

The United Nations Mission in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) today called for a prompt resumption of voter registration to allow for broad participation in the November presidential elections.

Ban welcomes new date for long-awaited Ivorian election

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the announcement by the Government of Côte d'Ivoire of 29 November 2009 as the date for the West African nation's long-awaited presidential election.

UN, Afghan officials urge opposition to take part in upcoming polls

The top United Nations official in Afghanistan joined the head of the country's human rights commission in urging all Afghans, including those who oppose the Government, to take part in this year's presidential and provincial council elections.