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UN encourages Ivorian candidates to register for upcoming legislative polls

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Côte d’Ivoire today encouraged all candidates who are interested to register for the legislative elections scheduled for 11 December as part of the ongoing efforts to restore peace and stability.

Ivorian refugees return from Liberia in UN-supported voluntary repatriation

The United Nations refugee agency has facilitated the return of the first group of Ivorian refugees who have opted for voluntary repatriation from Liberia where they sought safety during the bloody unrest that rocked Côte d’Ivoire after presidential elections last November.

New UN envoy to Côte d’Ivoire urges leaders, citizens to commit to peace and stability

The new United Nations envoy to Côte d’Ivoire today urged political leaders and all Ivorians to commit to work together to ensure stability and national unity, saying he would do his utmost to support the process of reconciliation.

UN agency calls for mobilization of financial support for Ivorian refugees

More funds are needed to provide vital aid to the hundreds of thousands of refugees in Côte d’Ivoire, the United Nations humanitarian affairs agency reported today, calling for the mobilization of donor support to help those who require assistance to return to their villages and rebuild their lives.

International Criminal Court prosecutor to visit Côte d’Ivoire

The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Luis Moreno-Ocampo, will travel to Côte d’Ivoire for an official visit to meet the Government, members of the opposition and people affected by the post-election violence that engulfed the West African country at the start of the year.

Côte d’Ivoire: UN condemns violence at political gathering in Abidjan

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Côte d’Ivoire today condemned acts of violence at a political gathering in Abidjan over the weekend and appealed for calm to enable campaigning for the forthcoming legislative elections to proceed in a peaceful atmosphere.

UN launches phone-based scheme to help poor Ivorians buy food

The United Nations has launched a pilot programme that uses mobile telephone technology to facilitate cash transfers to help thousands of poor people that were badly affected by the post-election crisis in Côte d’Ivoire to buy food.

ICC authorizes probe into post-election violence in Côte d’Ivoire

The International Criminal Court (ICC) today authorized its prosecutor to probe alleged abuses committed during the recent post-election violence in Côte d’Ivoire – the seventh investigation in Africa and the first in a State that is not party to the treaty that set up the Court.