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Côte d’Ivoire: Ban welcomes results of presidential poll, congratulates President Ouattara

Welcoming the publication of the final results of the presidential election in Côte d’Ivoire by the Constitutional Council, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today congratulated President Alassane Ouattara on his re-election, as well as the people and Government of the West African nation on the successful conclusion of the electoral process.

Côte d’Ivoire: Ban welcomes successful completion of first round of presidential elections

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the successful completion of voting in the first round of presidential elections in Côte d’Ivoire, which took place on Sunday.

As Côte d’Ivoire prepares for presidential polls, Ban urges peaceful, transparent process

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is closely following developments in Côte d’Ivoire ahead of this weekend’s presidential elections and has welcomed the commitment of national stakeholders to participate in the process in a peaceful and transparent manner.

As presidential poll approaches, Côte d’Ivoire will continue to need UN support, Security Council told

For Côte d’Ivoire, the October presidential election represents an important milestone in the consolidation of the hard-won gains of recent years, the United Nations envoy for the West African country today told the Security Council today, outlining a very different environment from 2010, but nevertheless advocating for a continued UN presence there.

Côte d’Ivoire: senior UN official urges justice for victims of human rights abuses

The United Nations human rights chief today urged the Government of Côte d’Ivoire to ensure justice for victims of serious human rights abuses that occurred prior to and during the 2011 conflict in the country.

Côte d’Ivoire: Welcoming recent progress, UN envoy urges vigilance in run-up to elections

While praising Côte d’Ivoire’s significant progress towards lasting peace and economic recovery, the top United Nations official in the country told the Security Council today that vigilance and determination will still be required to hold onto recent gains and lay the ground for presidential elections next fall.