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.