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Long-awaited Ivorian polls off to good start, says UN envoy

The head of United Nations operations in Côte d'Ivoire said on Sunday that he is encouraged by the start of voting in the West African nation's long-awaited presidential elections.

Calm political, security climate bodes well for Côte d’Ivoire polls, Ban says

The current security and political calm bodes well for this weekend’s long-awaited presidential election in Côte d’Ivoire, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says in a new report, underlining the need for the polls to take place as scheduled.

Impending presidential poll ‘historic’ for Côte d’Ivoire – UN envoy

With the people of Côte d’Ivoire heading to polls this weekend for the much-delayed presidential election, 31 October will be a “historic” day for the West African nation, a

Côte d’Ivoire: UN envoy reports peaceful start to election campaign

The campaign for Côte d’Ivoire’s much-delayed presidential elections has started calmly despite passions inherent in such a poll, which is intended to end the division of the West African country caused by civil war in 2002, the top United Nations official there reported.

Côte d’Ivoire: UN sanctions extended for another six months

Declaring the situation in Côte d’Ivoire a continuing threat to international peace, the Security Council today extended until the end of next April the weapons, financial and travel sanctions on a country split between a Government-controlled south and rebel-held north by civil war in 2002.

On eve of electoral campaign in Côte d’Ivoire, UN envoy appeals for calm

On the eve of the start of the electoral campaign in Côte d’Ivoire, the top United Nations official there today called on all sides to avoid any violent disruption of the long-delayed process to end the division of the West African country caused by civil war in 2002.

Côte d’Ivoire: UN envoy stresses role of electoral observers in presidential poll

The head of the United Nations mission in Côte d’Ivoire today urged the international community to deploy enough election observers to monitor the West African country’s presidential election on 31 October to enhance the credibility of the poll results.

Côte d’Ivoire: as elections approach, more UN peacekeepers start arriving

The United Nations is distributing voter and identity cards in the main cities of both the rebel-held north and Government-controlled south of Côte d’Ivoire this week as the country prepares to hold much-delayed elections to end the split caused by civil war in 2002.