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Security Council renews diamond and travel sanctions on Côte d’Ivoire

The United Nations Security Council today renewed for another year a ban on diamonds and arms trade with Côte d’Ivoire as well as targeted sanctions restricting the travel of individuals.

Security Council urges both Ivorian sides to meet commitments under peace deal

Noting the mixed progress made by both sides in the divided West African country of Cote d’Ivoire in implementing this year’s peace accord, the Security Council today called on them to meet all their commitments, from registering voters to disarming and dismantling militias to restoring State authority.<

Military impeding embargo inspections in Côte d’Ivoire, UN experts say

Côte d’Ivoire’s military is thwarting the surveillance of the arms embargo in the divided West African nation, a group of United Nations experts said in a new report made public today.

Ban Ki-moon concerned by ‘slackening of momentum’ in Ivorian peace process

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has warned that the failure to achieve key benchmarks set out in a March peace agreement has led to a “slackening of momentum” which threatens the overall peace process and security conditions in Côte d’Ivoire.

Côte d’Ivoire: UN mission’s military chief meets Government, rebel leaders

The military head of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) met this week with Government and former rebel army leaders to discuss aspects of the implementation of the Ouagadougou political accord between rival political groups in the divided West African nation.

Secretary-General sends team to Côte d’Ivoire regarding attack on Prime Minister

On the request of the President of Côte d’Ivoire for an independent international inquiry into the June attack against a plane carrying Prime Minister Guillaume Soro, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has sent an exploratory mission to the West African country.