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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.

Côte d’Ivoire: UN envoy appeals for November presidential elections to keep on track

The top United Nations envoy to the Côte d’Ivoire today called on the West African nation to build on momentum towards holding its much-delayed presidential elections, slated for the end of next month.

UN’s Ivorian operation takes steps to resolve status of millions of voters missing from list

The United Nations top envoy to the Côte d’Ivoire is slated to hold a series of meetings next week in a bid to jump-start a critical step threatening to disrupt the nation’s much-delayed presidential elections, scheduled for late next month.

Cooperation vital in run-up to Ivorian presidential polls – Security Council

The Security Council today called on all parties in Côte d’Ivoire to join forces to complete the remaining tasks – including the publication of the final voter list – ahead of the much-delayed presidential elections, scheduled to be held late next month.

Côte d’Ivoire: UN legal team assesses prisons and judiciary

United Nations legal experts are on a 10-day visit to Côte d'Ivoire to study the West African country’s implementation of national laws and its prison administration as well as the judiciary’s interaction with other sectors of society.

Technical difficulties could delay long-awaited Ivorian polls – UN envoy

The top United Nations official in Cote d’Ivoire warned today that technical difficulties may adversely affect the timeline for the country’s long-awaited presidential elections, which were to have been held as far back as 2005, and are now scheduled for 29 November.