Security Council authorizes full peacekeeping operation in Côte d'Ivoire

The United Nations Security Council today authorized a full one-year peacekeeping operation for Cote d'Ivoire and mandated nearly 7,000 UN personnel to monitor the comprehensive ceasefire agreement the West African country's warring parties reached last May.

Côte d'Ivoire: UN peacekeeping mission would cost $303 million for 6 months

Deploying a multifaceted United Nations peacekeeping force in Côte d'Ivoire for six months would cost about $303 million, Secretary-General Kofi Annan told the Security Council in a letter made public today.

Peace process in Côte d’Ivoire is gaining momentum, UN official says

Despite some political jockeying between government factions in Côte d’Ivoire, the coalition government is carrying out its duties and the fragile peace process is gathering momentum, a United Nations relief official said today.

UN says aid for Côte d'Ivoire could stave off renewed regional instability

Failure to increase international assistance to post-conflict Côte d'Ivoire for the disarmament of its militias could lead to the destabilization of precarious neighbouring countries, the United Nations aid coordinating office said today.

UN expert calls for improvements in Côte d'Ivoire's journalistic professionalism

Côte d'Ivoire should require professional conduct by journalists while working to replace printing equipment as well as radio and television stations destroyed during the country's civil conflict, a United Nations expert on freedom of expression said today.

UN expert on racism to examine ethnic aspects of conflict in Côte d'Ivoire

A United Nations expert on racism today began a 12-day visit to Côte d'Ivoire to examine the role of ethnicity in the context of the country's conflict.

Security Council extends UN mission in Côte d'Ivoire and considers its expansion

The Security Council today unanimously agreed to a short extension of the United Nations Mission in Côte d'Ivoire (MINUCI) while suggesting that it might later be expanded into a full-fledged peacekeeping operation.