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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.

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.