Challenges remain ahead of Côte d’Ivoire’s much-delayed polls, says Ban

The two months remaining until the much-anticipated presidential polls in Côte d’Ivoire are fraught with major obstacles, including disarmament of militias and reintegration of former rebels, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned in a new report made public today.

Security Council urges all sides in Côte d'Ivoire to keep to election deadline

The United Nations Security Council voiced concern today at possible further setbacks to Côte d’Ivoire’s already much-delayed presidential elections, urging all sides to ensure that this major step in restoring stability after civil war split the country in two takes place as scheduled on 29 November.

Cote d'Ivoire: UN assisting in delivery of electoral materials for long-awaited polls

The United Nations mission in Côte d’Ivoire has begun preparing for the delivery of electoral materials across the country ahead of the long-awaited presidential polls, which were to have been held as far back as 2005, and are now slated for 29 November.

Côte d'Ivoire thanks UN for restoration of peace

The United Nations played a major role in helping Côte d'Ivoire end its civil war and move along the path to democratic elections, the West African country’s president told the General Assembly today.

Toxic wastes caused deaths, illnesses in Côte d’Ivoire – UN expert

Evidence indicates that the dumping of toxic wastes caused over one dozen deaths and dozens of illnesses in Côte d’Ivoire in 2006, an independent United Nations human rights expert said today.