Côte d’Ivoire: Security Council urges continued progress in democratization

The United Nations Security Council today urged the leaders of the Côte d’Ivoire to carry out their recent commitment to organize free and fair elections by the end of October and underlined the urgency of progress in establishing the electoral registers and starting the demobilization programme.

Côte d’Ivoire: UN troops deploy back to western town following January violence

United Nations peacekeepers have been redeployed to a western town in Côte d’Ivoire two months after they were withdrawn following violent anti-UN demonstrations.

Annan says it is ‘crucial’ that UN Côte d’Ivoire mission gets more troops, police

In the run-up to October’s elections in divided Côte d’Ivoire, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has repeated his call that almost 4,000 extra troops and police be sent to the UN mission there, saying they were “crucial” both to shore up the fledgling peace process and to prevent an already precarious security situation from getting worse and spreading to neighbouring Liberia.

With Côte d'Ivoire election commission up and running, UN official departs

Now that Côte d'Ivoire has established its Independent Electoral Commission (IEC), the United Nations High Representative for elections in the country has departed, the world body's peacekeeping operation there (ONUCI) announced today.

Côte d’Ivoire: UN warns of worrying rights situation, with media fanning hatred

The human rights situation in Côte d’Ivoire is causing deep concern with virulent articles in the media encouraging violence and the resumption of conflict in a country split between Government and rebel forces since 2002, United Nations officials have warned.

Students in war-torn Côte d’Ivoire take final exams thanks to UN-backed effort

After a two-year wait, tens of thousands of students in war-torn Côte d’Ivoire have at last been able to take their final examinations and complete their education, thanks to a United Nations-backed initiative that used churches, mosques and traditional storytellers to mobilize the youngsters in the rebel-held north.

Côte d’Ivoire: UN police train local officers in airport safety

United Nations police have trained nearly 300 Ivorian agents in airport safety, the world body’s peacekeeping mission in Côte d’Ivoire (ONUCI) announced.

Côte d’Ivoire: UN official urges building on democratic gains ahead of October elections

All members of society should build on the political gains achieved in Côte d’Ivoire and work towards polls planned for later this year, the United Nations official responsible for elections in the divided country said today, as he welcomed the inauguration of the Independent Electoral Commission in Abidjan.

Côte d’Ivoire: UN conducts massive school exam operation in divided north

The United Nations Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) announced today it has deployed nearly six hundred troops and police in a massive operation to support school testing in the rebel-held north of country, which has been divided since a failed 2002 coup sparked a civil war.

Côte d’Ivoire: Annan encourages leaders to continue dialogue, pledges UN support

Welcoming Wednesday’s meeting between the main leaders in Côte d’Ivoire, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today urged them to continue their constructive dialogue and pledged the world body’s support in realizing their goals.