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Thousands of young Ivorians to receive job training under new UN project

Some 3,000 young people in Côte d'Ivoire, including ex-fighters and women, will receive training in the construction, manufacturing and service sectors under a new United Nations project that seeks to help them get involved in their country’s economic recovery.

Security Council expands mandate of UN force in Côte d’Ivoire

The Security Council today expanded the mandate of the United Nations Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI), and the French forces supporting it, in an effort to strengthen its capacity to consolidate stability in the West African country, and extended the term of the mission until the end of this year.

Disarmament process begins in northern Côte d’Ivoire, UN reports

The disarmament and demobilization of 600 former combatants has begun in the northern, rebel-held town of Korhogo, the United Nations Operation in Côte d'Ivoire (UNOCI) reports.

Final electoral list immediate priority for Côte d’Ivoire, says UN envoy

The United Nations envoy in Côte d’Ivoire has urged a new impetus for the country’s electoral process and reunification efforts to overcome the ongoing political impasse and make progress towards the holding of the long-delayed presidential polls.

Ongoing political impasse hampering Ivorian peace process – UN envoy

The ongoing political impasse in Côte d'Ivoire contributes to heightened tensions and hampers efforts to normalize the situation in the West African nation, which has been trying for eight years to overcome the crisis that split the country, a senior United Nations official said today.

UN force in Côte d’Ivoire extended for one month as talks on revised role continue

The Security Council today voted to extend for one month the United Nations Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI), and the French forces supporting it, while the 15-member body continues to consider possible revisions to the mission’s mandate.

Ban urges Ivorians to revive stalled electoral process, resolve outstanding issues

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged all parties in Côte d’Ivoire to resolve the ongoing impasse in the country, revive the stalled electoral process and tackle the root causes of the conflict, warning that further violence remains a real threat.

UN official in Côte d’Ivoire discusses peace process with political party leader

The top United Nations envoy in Côte d’Ivoire, Y. J. Choi, has met with the leader of the Rally of Republicans (RDR) political party, Alassane Dramane Ouattara, to discuss the situation in the West African country, particularly issues related to the electoral process and reunification.

Côte d’Ivoire: UN pursues multi-pronged strategy for peaceful elections

From high-level political meetings to workshops and sporting events, the United Nations mission in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) is deploying a multifaceted strategy to create a peaceful environment for the repeatedly delayed elections that are intended to reunify the divided country.

Elections and reunification key challenges for Côte d'Ivoire, says UN envoy

The long-awaited and much-delayed presidential elections as well as reunification are the key issues for Côte d'Ivoire, the top United Nations envoy there said today, lamenting what he described as a “serious weakening” of the momentum toward holding polls.