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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.

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.

Côte d’Ivoire: UN probe finds serious human rights violations during February protests

Serious human rights violations were committed during the demonstrations held in Côte d’Ivoire in February following the dissolution of the Government and the national electoral authority, according to the United Nations mission in the West African nation.

UN mission takes note of new date for Ivorian presidential polls

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Côte d'Ivoire today took note of the announcement of a new date for the country’s presidential election, and urged that a credible timetable be set up for the repeatedly-delayed polls.