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Ex-Ivorian leader Gbagbo arrives at ICC to face charges of crimes against humanity

Laurent Gbagbo, the former president of Côte d’Ivoire, arrived at the International Criminal Court (ICC) today to face charges of crimes against humanity committed during the country's recent post-election violence.

Ahead of Ivorian legislative polls, UN envoy warns on sexual violence

The envoy spearheading United Nations efforts to eradicate sexual violence in conflict today urged the Government and all political leaders in Cote d'Ivoire to speak out against the scourge and ensure it is not used to intimidate people ahead of critical legislative elections slated to take place next month.

Thousands of Ivorian refugees to return to their villages – UN

The voluntary repatriation of internally displaced persons (IDPs) living in a refugee camp in western Côte d’Ivoire began this week with the support of the Government, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported today.

Côte d’Ivoire: UN cites security and logistics as challenges for upcoming poll

Security and logistics are among the biggest challenges facing Côte d’Ivoire as it prepares for legislative polls next month, the top United Nations envoy there said today, after he met with the head of the country’s electoral authority.

Upcoming Ivorian election must be transparent and inclusive – UN envoy

The United Nations envoy to Côte d’Ivoire today appealed to all actors to do their best to ensure that the upcoming legislative elections are as transparent and inclusive as possible.

Côte d’Ivoire: UN to provide multi-faceted support for legislative elections

The head of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Côte d’Ivoire has assured authorities there that the Organization will provide the West African country with the support it requires to ensure that legislative elections next month are held successfully and in a peaceful atmosphere.