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‘Important work ahead,’ Security Council says, as UN mission in Côte d’Ivoire concludes

Recognizing the efforts of the United Nations Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) in promoting peace, stability and development, the UN Security Council today marked the closing of the mission by underscoring the importance of action by the Government to address the remaining challenges in the country for the benefit of all Ivorians.

Côte d’Ivoire: UN chief voices support for sustaining ‘hard-won peace’ after mission’s closure

Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed the closure of the United Nations Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI), which will take place on Friday, and reiterated the UN family’s commitment to helping the people and Government of the West African nation to sustain their hard-won peace.

In final Security Council briefing, UN envoy hails Ivoirians for turning page on conflict to a peaceful future

Briefing the Security Council for the final time as the United Nations mission in Côte d'Ivoire draws down, the UN envoy for the country thanked the Government for its support and said that though more needs to be done, but the West African nation has shown its resolve for a peaceful, stable and prosperous future.

Côte d'Ivoire could be 'success story' if peacekeeping gains fully backed, Security Council told

Côte d'Ivoire is on the path to durable stability, the United Nations envoy for the country today told the Security Council, but warned that authorities need to invest more in national reconciliation and transitional justice, and to improve the economic, social and cultural rights of Ivoirians.

UN chief hails peaceful and inclusive legislative elections in Côte d’Ivoire

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has applauded the Government and the people of Côte d’Ivoire for this Sunday’s peaceful and inclusive legislative elections as well as the progress in the country since last year, his office said.

Ban welcomes announcement of adoption of new Constitution in Côte d'Ivoire

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed today the announcement of the adoption of the new Constitution in Côte d'Ivoire by the Commission Electorale Indépendante, which followed the 30 October constitutional referendum.

Côte d’Ivoire: 10 years on, survivors of toxic waste dumping ‘remain in the dark,’ say UN rights experts

Speaking ahead of the 10th anniversary of the illegal dumping of toxic waste in Côte d’Ivoire, a group of United Nations experts today urged the Ivorian Government, all responsible States and the international community to use the opportunity to address the ongoing human rights impacts of the incident.

Côte d'Ivoire: UN report finds 'some progress' in fight against rape but stresses more must be done

In a new joint report, the United Nations Operation in Côte d'Ivoire (UNOCI) and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) have called for strengthening rape prevention efforts and to improve the fight against impunity for sexual violence in the West African nation.

Security Council approves final extension for UN mission in Côte d’Ivoire, citing ‘remarkable’ progress

The United Nations Security Council today renewed the mandate of the UN peacekeeping mission in Côte d’Ivoire for a final period, extending it until the end of June next year, and also decided to terminate all arms, travel and financial sanctions against the country, with immediate effect.

With peace and stability gains, Côte d'Ivoire 'on the rights track' – UN peacekeeping chief

With Côte d'Ivoire now firmly anchored on the path of peace, stability and economic recovery, the top United Nations peacekeeping official today said that it is perhaps time to consider wrapping up the UN mission and begin to consider the Organization’s future role in supporting the consolidating the country’s gains.