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Côte d’Ivoire: UN mission supports new identification scheme ahead of elections

The United Nations Mission in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) is helping the authorities plan and execute a new identification scheme ahead of presidential elections called for under a pact signed earlier this year between the Government which controls the south of the West African country and Forces Nouvelles which has held the north since 2002.

Alarming upsurge in reported rape of girls in Côte d’Ivoire, UN reports

The most basic rights of children are violated in Côte d’Ivoire, the West African country split between the Government-controlled south and the Forces nouvelles-held north since 2002, and there is “an alarming degree of violence against children at the community level,” according to a new United Nations report.

Côte d’Ivoire: UN envoy takes part in talks on implementing political accord

The senior United Nations envoy in Côte d’Ivoire has taken part in a fresh round of talks on how to ensure the successful implementation of the political agreement reached earlier this year among the leaders of the divided West African country.

UN envoy on children and armed conflict begins visit to Côte d’Ivoire

The United Nations human rights envoy tasked with protecting the rights of children caught up in armed conflict is heading this week to Côte d’Ivoire to assess the situation in the divided West African country.