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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.

Challenges remain ahead of Côte d’Ivoire’s much-delayed polls, says Ban

The two months remaining until the much-anticipated presidential polls in Côte d’Ivoire are fraught with major obstacles, including disarmament of militias and reintegration of former rebels, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned in a new report made public today.

Security Council urges all sides in Côte d'Ivoire to keep to election deadline

The United Nations Security Council voiced concern today at possible further setbacks to Côte d’Ivoire’s already much-delayed presidential elections, urging all sides to ensure that this major step in restoring stability after civil war split the country in two takes place as scheduled on 29 November.

Cote d'Ivoire: UN assisting in delivery of electoral materials for long-awaited polls

The United Nations mission in Côte d’Ivoire has begun preparing for the delivery of electoral materials across the country ahead of the long-awaited presidential polls, which were to have been held as far back as 2005, and are now slated for 29 November.

Côte d'Ivoire thanks UN for restoration of peace

The United Nations played a major role in helping Côte d'Ivoire end its civil war and move along the path to democratic elections, the West African country’s president told the General Assembly today.

Toxic wastes caused deaths, illnesses in Côte d’Ivoire – UN expert

Evidence indicates that the dumping of toxic wastes caused over one dozen deaths and dozens of illnesses in Côte d’Ivoire in 2006, an independent United Nations human rights expert said today.