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Ban Ki-moon encourages Ivorians to continue making headway in peace process

Saying that they have reached a “point of no return,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today encouraged all the main political actors in Côte d’Ivoire to continue making progress in the West African nation’s peace process, as he wrapped up a regional tour that also took him to Burkina Faso, Liberia and Ghana.

Secretary-General welcomes ‘steady progress’ in Côte d’Ivoire

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the “steady progress” – including the improving political and security environment, economic recovery and advances in identifying the population – that has been achieved in Côte d’Ivoire, in a report published today ahead of his visit to the West African nation next week.

UN mission welcomes unveiling of presidential poll date in Côte d’Ivoire

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) today welcomed the announcement that the country’s much delayed presidential elections will now be held on 30 November this year.

Côte d’Ivoire: UN mission reports progress in identification process

Almost half a million Ivorians have received new birth certificates, the first step in a process to enable them to vote in national general elections scheduled for later this year, the United Nations Mission in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) reported today.

In Côte d’Ivoire, UN mission dismantles nearly all posts in zone of confidence

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Côte d’Ivoire has now dismantled almost all of its military observation posts in the former zone of confidence separating the Government-held and rebel-controlled areas of the country as part of last year’s accord ending active hostilities between the two sides.

Panel in Côte d’Ivoire accepts UN election certification standards

The committee that monitors last year’s political agreement in Côte d'Ivoire has accepted conditions for certifying the validity of upcoming elections which had been proposed by the United Nations’ top envoy to the divided West African country.

UN mission in Côte d’Ivoire hands over disarmament sites to Government

The UN Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) has transferred to national Government control three disarmament facilities in the country’s northern region, which has been dominated by the rebel Forces Nouvelles since 2002.

UN mission helps Ivorians repair polling stations ahead of scheduled elections

The United Nations peacekeeping mission to Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) says it has repaired almost 90 per cent of polling stations across the West African country ahead of national presidential elections planned for later this year.

Côte d’Ivoire: UN dismantling observation posts in former zone of confidence

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Côte d’Ivoire, known as UNOCI, is dismantling its observation posts in the former zone of confidence in the West African nation divided between the Government-controlled south and the rebel Forces Nouvelles-held north.

UN envoy meets with facilitator of Ivorian peace process

The peace process underway in Côte d’Ivoire, where elections are planned for later this year, dominated talks between the top United Nations official to the West African country and the President of neighbouring Burkina Faso.