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Côte d’Ivoire: UN ecology chief calls for international funds to clean up toxic dumping

The United Nations environmental agency today called for urgent international funding to help Côte d’Ivoire clean-up and rehabilitate sites contaminated by deadly toxic waste from abroad that was criminally dumped in August around Abidjan, its largest city with a population of some 5 million.

Annan calls for cohesion in Côte d’Ivoire to curb ‘grave violations’ against children

Expressing concern at the killing, raping, trafficking and other abuses committed against children in divided Côte d’Ivoire, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today called on all parties involved in the conflict to put aside their differences to help curb such crimes.

Security Council votes to extend Côte d’Ivoire’s transitional Government for final year

The United Nations Security Council today voted unanimously to extend the transitional government in divided and strife-torn Côte d’Ivoire for a final year and gave new powers to the country’s Prime Minister to implement a peace plan and prepare for long-delayed elections.