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Côte d’Ivoire: UN mission speaks out against violence

The United Nations Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) expressed concern today over recent violence in Bouaké, in the north of the divided West African nation.

Côte d’Ivoire: UN hails regrouping of ex-fighters as step towards lasting peace

Former combatants from Government and rebel forces in Côte d’Ivoire began regrouping on schedule this weekend in what the United Nations peacekeeping mission hailed as an important stage on the road to restoring peace and stability in the divided West African country.

Ivorian process of identifying voters has been positive so far, says UN official

Côte d’Ivoire’s mobile court hearings, used as part of the process of identifying voters ahead of planned national elections next year, have been generally positive since they resumed in September, the senior electoral official from the United Nations peacekeeping mission to the country said today.

Ivorian supplementary peace agreements welcomed by UN mission

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Côte d’Ivoire has welcomed the signing by the country’s political leaders of supplementary agreements to a major peace accord that is designed to end the prolonged national crisis and bring elections early next year.

UN’s Côte d’Ivoire envoy holds talks on planned elections

The senior United Nations envoy to Côte d’Ivoire today held talks on elections planned for next year in the country, which has been divided since 2002 between the rebel-held north and Government-controlled south.

UN’s top envoy to Côte d’Ivoire discusses peace process with president

The new United Nations envoy to Côte d’Ivoire and the country’s president have held their first talks on the peace process healing the divide between rebel-held north and government-controlled south.

New UN envoy arrives in Côte d’Ivoire

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s new Special Representative for Côte d’Ivoire, Y.J. Choi, has arrived in Abidjan with a pledge to help the people of the country solidify progress and meet the challenges posed by elections planned for 2008.

Côte d’Ivoire: UN mission welcomes signing of electoral code of conduct

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) today welcomed the adoption by the country’s major political parties of a code of good conduct for upcoming general elections.

Security Council renews diamond and travel sanctions on Côte d’Ivoire

The United Nations Security Council today renewed for another year a ban on diamonds and arms trade with Côte d’Ivoire as well as targeted sanctions restricting the travel of individuals.

Security Council urges both Ivorian sides to meet commitments under peace deal

Noting the mixed progress made by both sides in the divided West African country of Cote d’Ivoire in implementing this year’s peace accord, the Security Council today called on them to meet all their commitments, from registering voters to disarming and dismantling militias to restoring State authority.<