Nearly 2 million people have registered to vote, says UN mission in Côte d’Ivoire

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) announced today that almost 2 million people have been identified and registered to vote ahead of long-delayed elections, a key element in resolving a political crisis that in 2002 divided the West African country into a rebel-held north and Government-controlled south.

Côte d’Ivoire: UN presses ahead with logistical support for future polls

The United Nations Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) is making taxis available to transport staff and equipment involved in the identification and voter registration process in preparation the West African nation’s elections, which have recently been postponed for a third time.

Security Council dismayed by another delay to Ivorian elections

Another delay in the holding of elections in Côte d’Ivoire – the third consecutive one since the signing of the north-south peace pact last year – could have serious repercussions for the West African nation’s entire peace process, the Security Council said today.

Ivorian stability and security threatened, UN experts warn

Côte d’Ivoire’s fragile political stability and security situation are at risk as the country struggles to make progress in reaching benchmarks agreed to in the peace pact signed last year, according to a group of United Nations experts in a report made public today.

UN envoys urge Côte d’Ivoire to press ahead with electoral preparations

Senior United Nations officials in West Africa have stressed the importance of starting the identification and registration processes for the upcoming presidential polls in Côte d’Ivoire as soon as possible, voicing concern over delays in the preparations.

Support for upcoming polls focus of talks between UN and Ivorian officials

The head of the United Nations peacekeeping operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) has pledged the world body’s support and assistance for the holding of the West African country’s presidential election, slated for November.

UN health agency helps yellow fever vaccination campaign in Côte d’Ivoire

The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) is helping authorities in Côte d’Ivoire vaccinate nearly 2 million people in the country’s largest city against a yellow fever outbreak.

UN human rights expert on toxic waste holds talks in Côte d’Ivoire

A United Nations human rights expert has held talks in Côte d’Ivoire with senior officials from the UN peacekeeping mission in the West African country at the start of a week-long visit to investigate the illegal movement and dumping of toxic wastes.

Côte d’Ivoire: UN mission dismantles military post in line with peace agreement

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) today dismantled the last military post along the so-called Green Line between the Government-controlled south and the north of the country, where former Forces Nouvelles rebels are based, in line with a peace agreement signed last year.

Security Council renews mandate of UN mission in Côte d’Ivoire ahead of polls

The Security Council today extended the mandate of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) by another six months, stressing the importance that much delayed presidential elections now slated for November are conducted in a free, fair and transparent manner.