UN envoy meets with facilitator of Ivorian peace process

The peace process underway in Côte d’Ivoire, where elections are planned for later this year, dominated talks between the top United Nations official to the West African country and the President of neighbouring Burkina Faso.

Security Council extends UN operation in Côte d’Ivoire for further six months

The Security Council today renewed the mandate of the United Nations Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) and French forces supporting it until 30 July so the world body can support the holding of free, open, fair and transparent elections.

Ban Ki-moon says progress slow in achieving targets of Ivorian peace accord

While security and political conditions in Côte d’Ivoire have improved in recent months, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has cautioned that these are fragile gains given the slow progress in achieving key benchmarks of last year’s peace agreement, including dismantling militias.