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Côte d’Ivoire: UN peacekeeping force reduced in light of country’s progress towards stability

Reflecting the “considerable and continued progress” in consolidating peace and stability in Côte d’Ivoire, the Security Council today cut a further 1,500 troops from the United Nations peacekeeping Mission, which played a major role in halting violence in the country after disputed elections in 2010.

Election in Côte d’Ivoire opportunity to ‘start a new chapter,’ UN envoy tells Security Council

The top United Nations official in Côte d’Ivoire today highlighted that the peaceful conclusion of the presidential election provides the country’s citizens with the opportunity to turn the page, start a new chapter in their nation’s history and consolidate achievements towards long-term stability.