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Côte d'Ivoire: UN mission urges peace ahead of presidential poll run-off

The United Nations peacekeeping force in Côte d'Ivoire today called for peaceful campaigning in the run up to the second round of the presidential election in the West African country next week and deplored yesterday's acts of violence in the main commercial city of Abidjan.

Côte d'Ivoire: UN envoy holds talks on upcoming presidential run-off

The United Nations envoy in Côte d'Ivoire met today with the country's top election official to discuss challenges ahead of the presidential run-off scheduled for later this month, including security and logistical matters.

Côte d’Ivoire: UN envoy certifies results of first round of presidential poll

The United Nations envoy to Côte d’Ivoire today certified the results of the first round of the presidential election in the West African country, paving the way for the run-off on 28 November between the two candidates who garnered the highest number of votes.

Breakthrough Ivorian elections show people’s resolve to end crisis – UN official

The Côte d’Ivoire’s “calm and orderly” presidential vote, avoiding any major human rights violations, showed that the Ivorian people were ready to put an end to the civil crisis that divided the West African nation, a top United Nations official told the Security Council today.

Ban welcomes historic Ivorian elections, affirming strong UN commitment

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today commended the people of the Côte d’Ivoire for the peaceful conduct of yesterday’s historic elections, as he reaffirmed the United Nations’ continued commitment to assisting the West African country emerge from its devastating civil conflict.

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.