UN official condemns plan to expel displaced from church grounds in Côte d'Ivoire

The United Nations Emergency Coordinator today condemned a proposed move to expel nearly 3,000 displaced people forcefully from a Roman Catholic mission in Côte d'Ivoire, announced in a Government circular this week, as counter to humanitarian principles.

Annan recommends strong action against those blocking Côte d'Ivoire peace

In the present circumstances Côte d'Ivoire's elections will not be held, as constitutionally required, by the end of next month and the Security Council "may wish to consider taking firm action" against those who try to obstruct the implementation of the country's peace agreements, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan says.

Security Council supports peace efforts and warns of sanctions in Côte d'Ivoire

Security Council President Lauro Baja today reiterated the Council's support for peace efforts in Côte d'Ivoire while also warning opposing factions that those who threaten the peace or violate human rights in the country will be subject to international sanctions.

In Côte d’Ivoire, UN peacekeepers teach how to avoid unexploded munitions

United Nations peacekeepers in Côte d’Ivoire have launched a campaign to help teach children to recognize and avoid unexploded ordnance, after two children were killed in an accident in a central district as the West African country emerges from civil strife.