Annan calls for constitutional reform, disarmament in Côte d'Ivoire

With the peace process in Côte d'Ivoire stalled as deadlines for key accords pass without action, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today urged the parties to make good on their pledges to change the constitution and begin disarmament.

Côte d'Ivoire, with least-funded appeal for aid, finds 12 new cases of polio

A dozen confirmed cases of polio have turned up in less than a year in Côte d'Ivoire, a West African country where the disease was thought to have been eradicated, the United Nations humanitarian coordination office said today.

UN mission, Annan urge restraint after violent demonstrations in Côte d'Ivoire

Secretary-General Kofi Annan and the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Côte d'Ivoire have called for calm after violent demonstrations took place yesterday in Bouaké against two UN sites and the city's business district.

Rights abuses flare in Côte d'Ivoire, prompting UN mission to sound alarm

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Côte d'Ivoire is voicing deep concern at the upsurge of human rights violations in the West African nation, pointing in particular to an incident at the residence of an opposition leader where one of his employees was murdered and three others tortured.

Alleged human rights abuses in Côte d'Ivoire concern UN mission

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Côte d'Ivoire today said it was very concerned by allegations that human rights violations took place last month at a popular market in the country's biggest city.

UN envoy consults with West African leaders on Côte d'Ivoire peace process

A senior United Nations envoy has begun a mission to consult with West African leaders regarding the situation in Côte d'Ivoire and to discuss proposals on how to ensure the full implementation of pledges made by Ivorian parties at a peace summit earlier this year.

Annan presses Côte d'Ivoire's political leaders to deliver on peace pact pledges

With Côte d'Ivoire poised to miss a deadline for implementing its peace plan, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today voiced regret at the "very limited progress" made so far and urged the parties to take quick remedial action.

Security Council urges Côte d'Ivoire leader Gbagbo to act on peace pledges

Voicing concern over the lack of progress in Côte d'Ivoire's national reconciliation process, Security Council members today called on President Laurent Gbagbo to make good on the pledges he made at a peace summit this summer.

UN-run 'peace corridors' allow civilians to travel across divided Côte d'Ivoire

Corridors of peace facilitating travel across the divided West African nation of Côte d'Ivoire have opened with United Nations assistance, allowing families separated by the conflict there to reunite.

Partisan political posturing is hurting Côte d'Ivoire, report to UN warns

Prominent political figures in Côte d'Ivoire continue to posture for partisan gains for themselves in the current peace process, the monitoring group overseeing the country's troubled path towards peace and unity says in a report to the United Nations Security Council.