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UN mission provides security as 1992 Côte d'Ivoire currency is exchanged for new

The exchange of 12-year-old Côte d'Ivoire currency for new began today in the rebel-held north of the West African country under the watchful eye of the United Nations peacekeeping mission, which was asked to help provide security for the three-day operation.

Joint UN-Côte d'Ivoire patrols start today in Abidjan to improve security

Joint United Nations and Côte d'Ivoire forces today started patrolling the West African country's major city, Abidjan, to provide security of person and property, the UN mission said today.

In Côte d’Ivoire standoff, opposition-ruled north needs humanitarian aid, UN says

With drought hitting northern farmers in divided Côte d’Ivoire and international appeals for aid funding largely ignored, United Nations programmes have received a slew of requests for food aid, safe water and medicines, while children under opposition rule there may not be allowed to take vital school examinations.

UN mission in Côte d'Ivoire funds three quick-impact social projects

A centre for former child soldiers, a project to compensate the victims of an anti-demonstration crackdown in March and a local radio station for a mayoralty were the beneficiaries of funding from the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Côte d'Ivoire today.

Security Council threatens Côte d'Ivoire further over ignored peace pledges

The United Nations Security Council today said it was looking for ways to toughen the arms embargo against Côte d'Ivoire and deplored the failure of all parties to fulfill their pledges under peace agreements by yesterday, a deadline set to herald expanded and automatic sanctions for a year.

Annan calls for long-term peacekeeping strategies for troubled Côte d'Ivoire

Secretary-General Kofi Annan has called on the Security Council and West African regional leaders to propose new long-term strategies for Côte d'Ivoire, saying that last month's crisis highlighted the limitations of the United Nations peacekeeping mission there.

Annan welcomes renewed peace pact between opponents in Côte d'Ivoire

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today welcomed the agreement by Côte d'Ivoire's opposing parties to seize the opportunity presented by South African President Thabo Mbeki's mediation and to renew their commitment to previously agreed peace accords.

Annan's Special Representative in troubled Côte d'Ivoire resigns

The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General in strife-torn Côte d'Ivoire has resigned, the UN spokesman said today.

UN welcomes return of Côte d'Ivoire newspapers for first time since latest unrest

In a further sign of improvement in Côte d'Ivoire, newspapers have returned to the stands for the first time since they were forced off a month ago when new violence erupted after Government forces bombed rebel positions in breach of a nearly two-year-old ceasefire, the United Nations mission reported today.

Côte d'Ivoire rebels pledge no repeat of hostile acts against UN relief flights

A senior United Nations official has obtained assurances from the rebels in Côte d'Ivoire that there will be no repetition of the kind of incident that forced the world body's emergency feeding agency to suspend flights last week after one of its planes was met with shots fired in the air, threats and hostile slogans.