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Security Council welcomes military agreement in Côte d'Ivoire

Members of the United Nations Security Council today welcomed an agreement by the Government and armed opposition in Côte d'Ivoire to undertake a disarmament, demobilization and reintegration process (DDR), calling it major progress towards fulfilment of the Pretoria Agreement as mediated by South Africa.

UN sends electoral review mission to Côte d'Ivoire

A special United Nations mission was expected to arrive in Côte d'Ivoire's capital today to review preparations and timelines for the October presidential elections in the West African country over the next fortnight, a UN spokesman said Friday.

Côte d’Ivoire: Annan welcomes disarmament pact, urges further action

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today welcomed a weekend agreement by the Government and armed opposition in Côte d’Ivoire to undertake a disarmament, demobilization and reintegration process (DDR) and called on them to implement other aspects of the comprehensive accord negotiated by the African Union (AU).

Children in Côte d’Ivoire learn about peace from UNICEF-sponsored curriculum

Children in post-conflict southern Côte d’Ivoire are learning to substitute concepts of peace and forgiveness for hate and intolerance in a curriculum co-sponsored by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

Mandate of UN peacekeepers in Côte d'Ivoire extended another month

Welcoming the progress made by the leaders of Côte d'Ivoire in meeting the terms of the South African-brokered peace agreement, the latest in a series of accords, the United Nations Security Council today extended the mandate of the UN peacekeeping mission there for another month, as it did in April.

UN mission calms tensions after ethnic clashes near Côte d’Ivoire town

The United Nations peacekeeping mission has held a reconciliation meeting of traditional leaders from various ethnic groups and representatives of local and national government and militias in the strategic western Côte d’Ivoire town of Duékoué after ethnic clashes caused people to flee their homes, a UN spokesman said today.