UN mission delays start of disarmament in Côte d’Ivoire

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Côte d’Ivoire has postponed the start of militia disarmament in response to factional leaders who said they needed more time to raise awareness among their followers about the scheduled process whose starting deadline was to have been yesterday.

Security Council adds 1,500 additional personnel to UN operation in Côte d’Ivoire

Responding to a request by Secretary-General Kofi Annan for a stronger United Nations presence in Côte d’Ivoire, the Security Council today added 1,500 more uniformed personnel to the world body’s peacekeeping operation in the divided West African country.