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Côte d’Ivoire: UN, Moroccan officials meet to address allegations of sexual abuse

United Nations and Moroccan officials are meeting on allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse by peacekeepers serving with the UN Mission in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) that prompted the suspension of the Moroccan contingent serving in Bouaké.

Côte d’Ivoire: UN suspends contingent suspected of sexual exploitation

Acting on the findings of an internal investigation conducted by the United Nations Mission in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) which revealed serious allegations of widespread sexual exploitation and abuse by peacekeepers there, the world body has suspended the contingent concerned, a spokesperson announced today.

Côte d’Ivoire: Jordanian UN blue helmets donate medicines to educational institute

Peacekeepers from the Jordanian battalion serving with the United Nations peacekeeping operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) have contributed medicines to an educational institute in Cocody as part of their broader humanitarian efforts to help the divided country.

Security Council renews UN mission in Côte d’Ivoire to assist with elections

The Security Council today extended until mid-January 2008 the mandate of the United Nations Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) and French forces supporting it to support the holding of free and fair elections in the West African country.

Côte d’Ivoire: UN mission concerned about media behaviour

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) has expressed deep concern about the country’s media on two fronts – the growing number of inflammatory articles in the press and at the same time an increasing number of violent attacks against publications.

Following Ivorian rocket attack, UN envoy meets key regional peace player

The head of the United Nations peacekeeping operation in Côte d’Ivoire has met with a key regional figure to discuss the state of the peace process in the divided West African country in the wake of last week’s deadly rocket attack on a plane carrying Prime Minister Guillaume Soro.

Côte d’Ivoire: UN mission endorses call for inquiry into rocket attack

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Côte d’Ivoire has announced its support for any international inquiry into last week’s deadly rocket attack on a plane carrying the country’s Prime Minister, Guillaume Soro.

Displaced persons in Côte d’Ivoire need more help, says UN rights expert

An independent United Nations human rights expert today called on Côte d’Ivoire’s Government to ensure that the thousands of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the divided West African country have the necessary means to make a safe and sustainable return to their home towns and villages.

Rocket attack against Ivorian leader sparks UN condemnation

The Security Council, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Côte d’Ivoire joined forces to denounce today’s deadly rocket attack on a plane carrying the country’s Prime Minister Guillaume Soro.

Security Council team discusses Ivorian elections on latest leg of African tour

The Security Council delegation visiting Africa wrapped up its visit today to Côte d’Ivoire, where the role of the United Nations in staging elections scheduled for later this year was the focus of discussions with the leaders of the divided West African country.