UN force in Côte d’Ivoire extended for one month as talks on revised role continue

The Security Council today voted to extend for one month the United Nations Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI), and the French forces supporting it, while the 15-member body continues to consider possible revisions to the mission’s mandate.

Ban urges Ivorians to revive stalled electoral process, resolve outstanding issues

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged all parties in Côte d’Ivoire to resolve the ongoing impasse in the country, revive the stalled electoral process and tackle the root causes of the conflict, warning that further violence remains a real threat.

UN official in Côte d’Ivoire discusses peace process with political party leader

The top United Nations envoy in Côte d’Ivoire, Y. J. Choi, has met with the leader of the Rally of Republicans (RDR) political party, Alassane Dramane Ouattara, to discuss the situation in the West African country, particularly issues related to the electoral process and reunification.