Côte d’Ivoire calls at UN for more aid for post-conflict development

Côte d’Ivoire today appealed for increased international aid as it prepares for long-delayed elections next month, a crucial stage in United Nations-backed efforts to bring peace to a country that was split into a rebel-held north and Government-controlled south by civil war in 2002.

Security Council to send more UN troops to Côte d’Ivoire ahead of upcoming polls

The Security Council today urged parties in Côte d’Ivoire to ensure the holding of the country’s long-delayed presidential polls next month, and agreed to deploy up to 500 additional United Nations troops to assist with security during the election period.

With final voters list in place, Ban hopes delayed Ivorian polls will be held soon

Noting the certification of the final list of voters in Côte d'Ivoire, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today that he hoped this crucial step will enable the West African nation to move ahead with the holding of its long-delayed presidential elections next month.

UN welcomes agreement on final voters’ list in Côte d'Ivoire

The agreement reached on the final list of voters for next month’s long-delayed presidential polls signals a major breakthrough in Côte d'Ivoire’s electoral process, the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the West African nation said today.

UN urges finalization of voters list in Côte d'Ivoire

The United Nations Operation in Côte d'Ivoire (UNOCI) today called for the finalization of the voters’ list to ensure that electoral process was proceeding according to schedule, as the West African country heads towards presidential polls on 31 October.