Côte d'Ivoire: UN rights official calls for aid to displaced people

With up to a million and a half people displaced by civil war and conflicts over land and ethnicity in Côte d'Ivoire, a senior United Nation official today called on the authorities, humanitarian organizations and international donors to implement a quick and detailed plan of action to help these largely forgotten victims.

UN advocate for the rights of displaced persons visits Côte d’Ivoire

With up to a million and a half people displaced by civil war and conflicts over land and ethnicity in Côte d’Ivoire, a top United Nation is official is visiting the country to investigate their plight and advocate for their rights, the UN operation there (UNOCI) said today.

Côte d’Ivoire: top UN envoy sees ‘narrow window’ for progress

Recent political agreements in Côte d’Ivoire and the engagement of the international community there have opened a window for progress toward elections and peace in the divided West African country – but only if all commitments are kept, a top United Nations envoy said today.

Some ‘encouraging’ signs in Côte d’Ivoire but more troops still needed: Annan

While noting “some encouraging signs” for advancing the peace process in divided Côte d’Ivoire, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan warned today the security situation remains fragile and repeated his appeal to the Security Council to reinforce the UN operation (UNOCI) to prevent trouble spreading to neighbouring Liberia.

Annan taps Swiss democracy expert for election post in Côte d’Ivoire

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has named the former director of the office for democratic institutions of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) to be his envoy for the Côte d’Ivoire election process.

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United Nations peacekeepers have been redeployed to a western town in Côte d’Ivoire two months after they were withdrawn following violent anti-UN demonstrations.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