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Côte d'Ivoire: Concerned about presidential decree, Annan urges parties to cooperate

Reacting to the sudden announcement of a new presidential decree concerning Côte d'Ivoire's National Assembly, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today urged the parties there to cooperate in the interests of peace.

Chief of UN Mission in Côte d’Ivoire says 400 UN staffers evacuated after riots, siege

Following attacks last week on the United Nations offices in Côte d’Ivoire, about 400 staff members so far have been evacuated temporarily to Gambia and Senegal for their safety, the chief of the UN mission there said at UN Headquarters in New York today.

Côte d’Ivoire: 10,000 Liberian refugees without aid after attacks on UN agency offices

Last week’s attacks on the offices of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Côte d’Ivoire have left 10,000 Liberians who had fled their country without assistance, a spokesman for the Geneva-based agency said today.

Violence forces UN’s World Food Programme to suspend operations in Côte d’Ivoire

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), forced to suspend its operations in Côte d’Ivoire because of last week’s disturbances, said today that continued uncertainty about staff safety could have a “disastrous effect” on its efforts to aid some of the most vulnerable people, including refugees, in the West African country.

Security Council extends UN mission in Côte d’Ivoire through mid-December

The Security Council today extended the mandate of the United Nations peacekeeping operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) through 15 December and pledged to keep its troop strength under review, stopping short of meeting Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s recommendation to significantly increase in the size of the force.

Secretary-General starts European trip with consultations on Côte d’Ivoire

Starting a European trip in Geneva, Switzerland today, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan received an update on the situation in Côte d’Ivoire from his Special Representative to that country, Pierre Schori.

Côte d’Ivoire is calm but hate broadcasts still target peacekeeping forces, UN says

Protesters left the streets outside United Nations and other international agency offices and calm was restored across Côte d’Ivoire after leaders inside and outside the West African country appealed for an end to four days of violence, which left western provincial UN offices looted and sometimes destroyed.

Côte d’Ivoire: Annan appeals for calm as Security Council threatens sanctions

Saying that the United Nations is not a protagonist in Côte d'Ivoire, Secretary-General Kofi Annan today appealed to the leaders in the West African country to work together to restore calm after protesters opposing the possible dissolution of parliament demonstrated outside UN offices for a fourth day, prompting the Security Council to threaten sanctions.

Côte d'Ivoire: UN reacts to attacks with restraint as diplomatic bid to end crisis intensifies

As hate media in Côte d'Ivoire broadcast messages inciting attacks against United Nations peacekeepers, diplomatic efforts to defuse the crisis are intensifying, a spokesman for the world body said today.

Annan demands end to anti-UN protests in Côte d’Ivoire

A United Nations police office was firebombed in a Côte d’Ivoire’s San Pedro town and protesters gathered for a second day outside UN premises in the economic capital, Abidjan, prompting Secretary-General Kofi Annan today to demand an immediate halt to anti-UN violence in the divided West African country.