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UN urges probe into serious human rights abuses by traditional hunters in Côte d’Ivoire

The United Nations today released a report calling for investigations into serious human rights abuses committed in Côte d’Ivoire by traditional hunters called Dozos for over four years beginning in March 2009.

Victims of Côte d’Ivoire’s post-electoral crisis must not be forgotten, says UN expert

Victims of the violent post-election crisis that gripped Côte d’Ivoire two years ago must not be forgotten, an independent United Nations human rights expert stressed today, as he wrapped up his latest visit to the West African nation.

Ban appoints Senegalese national as Deputy head of UN Côte d’Ivoire mission

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of M’Baye Babacar Cissé as his Deputy Special Representative for the United Nations Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI).

Ban, President of Côte d’Ivoire, discuss progress since post-election crisis

On the eve of the General Assembly’s annual high-level debate, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon discussed progress achieved since the post-election crisis in Côte d’Ivoire with the country’s President, Alassane Ouattara.

New land tenure, nationality laws major steps towards reconciliation in Côte D’Ivoire – UN expert

The recent adoption by Côte D’Ivoire of two laws on nationality and land tenure – two issues at the heart of the long crisis that has deeply affected Ivorian society – represents a major step towards reconciliation, a United Nations independent expert said today.

Release of former Gbagbo aides ‘major step’ for justice in Côte d’Ivoire – UN expert

The release of 14 officials from the former government headed by Laurent Gbagbo in Côte d’Ivoire represents “a major step” on the path toward equitable justice and reconciliation in the country, a United Nations independent expert said today.

Côte d’Ivoire: UN mission welcomes release of 14 former Gbagbo government aides

The United Nations Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) today welcomed the decision by judicial authorities in Abidjan to provisionally release 14 officials from the former government headed by Laurent Gbagbo who are currently awaiting trial.

Côte d'Ivoire on right track despite challenges, Security Council told

While Côte d'Ivoire is on the right path following a violent post-election crisis in 2011, threats to its peace and political stability should not be underestimated, a senior United Nations official today said, urging the Security Council to extend the UN Mission in the country, known as UNOCI.

Côte d’Ivoire must address ‘profound political fragmentation’ – UN expert

In spite of recent social and economic progress, Côte d’Ivoire needs to address its “profound political fragmentation,” a United Nations independent expert said today, stressing that political dialogue is fundamental for effective reconciliation.

UN independent expert stresses need for justice to aid reconciliation in Côte d’Ivoire

Justice is a key element of the reconciliation process in Côte d’Ivoire, a United Nations independent expert stressed today, and called on the Government to strengthen the rule of law.