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UN mission in Côte d'Ivoire deplores murder of 5 people, urges support for probe

United Nations peacekeepers and their counterparts from a French force in Côte d'Ivoire have discovered the bodies of five people slain in violence that prompted others to flee the area, located by the zone separating the Government-controlled south from the rebel-held north.

UN refugee agency re-establishes presence in western Côte d’Ivoire

The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) said today that it had re-established a presence in western Côte d'Ivoire following January's violent destruction of the premises of several humanitarian organizations in the town of Guiglo, which led to the departure of most humanitarian staff and UN peacekeepers.

Despite progress in Côte d'Ivoire, UN Council voices "grave concern" over delays

After meeting today with the Prime Minister Charles Konan Banny of Côte d'Ivoire, the United Nations Security Council noted the progress achieved in the country's peace process under his watch, but expressed grave concern at what it called serious delays in the demobilization of combatants and preparations for upcoming elections.

Côte d'Ivoire: UN rights official calls for aid to displaced people

With up to a million and a half people displaced by civil war and conflicts over land and ethnicity in Côte d'Ivoire, a senior United Nation official today called on the authorities, humanitarian organizations and international donors to implement a quick and detailed plan of action to help these largely forgotten victims.

UN advocate for the rights of displaced persons visits Côte d’Ivoire

With up to a million and a half people displaced by civil war and conflicts over land and ethnicity in Côte d’Ivoire, a top United Nation is official is visiting the country to investigate their plight and advocate for their rights, the UN operation there (UNOCI) said today.

Côte d’Ivoire: top UN envoy sees ‘narrow window’ for progress

Recent political agreements in Côte d’Ivoire and the engagement of the international community there have opened a window for progress toward elections and peace in the divided West African country – but only if all commitments are kept, a top United Nations envoy said today.

Some ‘encouraging’ signs in Côte d’Ivoire but more troops still needed: Annan

While noting “some encouraging signs” for advancing the peace process in divided Côte d’Ivoire, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan warned today the security situation remains fragile and repeated his appeal to the Security Council to reinforce the UN operation (UNOCI) to prevent trouble spreading to neighbouring Liberia.

Annan taps Swiss democracy expert for election post in Côte d’Ivoire

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has named the former director of the office for democratic institutions of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) to be his envoy for the Côte d’Ivoire election process.