UN agency helps Côte d’Ivoire resuscitate war-hit agricultural sector

The United Nations agency responsible for financing agricultural development in poor countries has given $10 million to Côte d’Ivoire to help some 86,000 families revive a farming sector affected by the civil war that in 2002 split the West African nation into a rebel-held north and Government-controlled south.

UN probing allegations of sexual abuse and exploitation in Côte d’Ivoire

The United Nations Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) has announced that it is taking all possible measures to investigate allegations that have emerged of sexual abuse and exploitation among its military personnel, some dating back to 2006 and potentially involving minors.

Security Council calls for credible Ivorian polls at the earliest

The Security Council today called for the holding of credible presidential elections in Côte d’Ivoire at the earliest date possible, after the much-delayed polls were recently postponed again.

Côte d’Ivoire: UN pitches in on nationwide polio immunization campaign

United Nations peacekeepers airlifted doctors and vaccines to remote and inaccessible regions of Côte d’Ivoire today as the Government opened its latest campaign to immunize over 6 million children against polio.

UN peacekeepers plant trees in Côte d’Ivoire to fight climate change

United Nations peacekeepers planted nearly 600 trees in a botanical garden in Côte d’Ivoire over the weekend, a small but symbolic step in a project to combat climate change that has already surpassed its target of 7 billion trees – one for every person in the world.

Côte d’Ivoire: Ban calls for speedy new date for yet-again-delayed elections

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on all parties in Côte d’Ivoire to fix a new date as soon as possible for their much-delayed elections, now postponed yet again from their latest deadline of this month.

Côte d’Ivoire: UN begins transporting provisional voters’ list for upcoming polls

The United Nations Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) today began transporting the provisional voters’ list to polling stations around the country as part of the latest phase of preparations for the upcoming presidential elections.

UN receives provisional voters’ list for much delayed Ivorian presidential poll

Côte d’Ivoire’s independent electoral commission today handed over a provisional voters’ list to the top United Nations envoy there, a step forward towards holding the much-delayed presidential poll in the West African country, split by civil war in 2002 into a Government-ruled south and a rebel-controlled north.

Côte d’Ivoire: Security Council extend sanctions for another year

The Security Council today extended the sanctions imposed on Côte d’Ivoire, warning that the situation in the divided West African nation continues to pose a threat to international peace and security for the region.

Ivorian parties continuing to rearm despite embargo, says UN report

Both sides in Côte d’Ivoire, which has been divided for more than seven years between the Government-controlled south and the rebel Forces Nouvelles-held north, are violating the arms embargo imposed on the country, according to a new United Nations report.