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Côte d’Ivoire: Security Council says all parties must cooperate with prime minister

The United Nations Security Council today voiced its backing for the Prime Minister of Côte d’Ivoire in his efforts to foster good governance, and said all parties should cooperate with him towards this end.

Côte d’Ivoire: UN appeals for funds to help clean up toxic waste dumped from abroad

Côte d’Ivoire is facing a funding shortfall of at least 15 million euros for the clean-up and rehabilitation of sites contaminated by hundreds of tonnes of deadly foreign toxic waste that was criminally dumped around Abidjan, its largest city with a population of 5 million, according to a United Nations update issued today.

Annan urges Ivorian political leadership to seek common ground to resolve differences

Voicing concern about the escalating tensions in divided Côte d’Ivoire, where the peace process remains stalled, Secretary-General Kofi Annan today urged its political leadership to find common ground to resolve their many differences.

Côte d’Ivoire: Security Council extends UN mission, renews diamond and arms sanctions

The Security Council today extended by three weeks the mandate of the United Nations Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) while also renewing the ban on arms and diamond trade with the country, which is divided between a rebel-held north and Government-controlled south.

UN environmental arm launches plan to help Côte d’Ivoire clean up toxic waste

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) today launched an international mission to help Côte d’Ivoire finalize and fund a plan to clean up and rehabilitate sites contaminated by deadly toxic waste that was illegally dumped in and around the commercial capital, Abidjan, in August.

Côte d’Ivoire: UN humanitarian officer calls for protection of civilians following attacks

A senior United Nations humanitarian official in Côte d’Ivoire has called upon national and local authorities to assure the protection of civilians and the security of relief workers in the wake of recent attacks in the western part of the divided West African country.

Annan warns Ivorian political leadership not to delay in reviving peace process

Now that the Security Council has extended the transitional government in divided Côte d’Ivoire for a final year, the country’s political leadership must not delay in restarting the stalled peace process and resolving their disputes, Secretary-General Kofi Annan says in his latest report on the West African nation.

Côte d’Ivoire: UN ecology chief calls for international funds to clean up toxic dumping

The United Nations environmental agency today called for urgent international funding to help Côte d’Ivoire clean-up and rehabilitate sites contaminated by deadly toxic waste from abroad that was criminally dumped in August around Abidjan, its largest city with a population of some 5 million.

Annan calls for cohesion in Côte d’Ivoire to curb ‘grave violations’ against children

Expressing concern at the killing, raping, trafficking and other abuses committed against children in divided Côte d’Ivoire, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today called on all parties involved in the conflict to put aside their differences to help curb such crimes.

Security Council votes to extend Côte d’Ivoire’s transitional Government for final year

The United Nations Security Council today voted unanimously to extend the transitional government in divided and strife-torn Côte d’Ivoire for a final year and gave new powers to the country’s Prime Minister to implement a peace plan and prepare for long-delayed elections.