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Impasse in Côte d'Ivoire peace process concerns Security Council

The United Nations Security Council today expressed its deep concern at the recent announcement by President Laurent Gbagbo of Côte d'Ivoire that he would dismiss opposition ministers and also reiterated its concerns at the continuing non-participation of opposition parties in the Government of Reconciliation.

Côte d'Ivoire: UN envoy pledges full support for disarmament drive

Addressing the people of Côte d'Ivoire, the top United Nations envoy to the country today reiterated the world body's full support for the country's disarmament campaign.

Annan concerned about split in Côte d'Ivoire's reconciliation government

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today said the recent announcements by Côte d'Ivoire President Laurent Gbagbo suspending support of opposition ministers and by the opposition Forces Nouvelles that they would move their staff in Abidjan to their stronghold Bouaké in the north were a disturbing turn of events.

UN recommends nation-building programme for Côte d'Ivoire

A United Nations report on deaths in Côte d'Ivoire during a banned demonstration in late March recommends investigating and persecuting those responsible, expanding the UN mission already in place, reforming and strengthening the judiciary and establishing a truth and reconciliation commission.

Security Council condemns human rights violations in Côte d'Ivoire

Members of the United Nations Security Council today condemned human rights violations in Côte d'Ivoire, especially those that occurred during the deadly demonstration in March, and called for the immediate formation of a national human rights body.

Côte d'Ivoire human rights report to UN Security Council due Friday, UN says

The acting United Nations human rights chief will brief the Security Council Friday on a report into the demonstrations that took place in March in Côte d'Ivoire, which left dozens of people dead.