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Côte d’Ivoire must ensure secure space for political participation – UN expert

A United Nations human rights expert urged Ivorian authorities today to ensure a secure and peaceful environment for political participation following the violent clashes between the supporters and opponents of President Alassane Ouattara in Abidjan last Saturday which led to the death of one person and the wounding of six others.

Côte d’Ivoire: Security improving but root causes of unrest remain – UN envoy

The security situation in Côte d’Ivoire is stabilizing nine months after the end of the violence that shook the country following presidential elections in late 2010, but the underlying causes of instability and unrest have not been fully addressed, the United Nations top official in the West African country told the Security Council today.

Côte d’Ivoire: Relief support key to reconstruction and development – UN official

A senior United Nations relief official stressed today that assisting the people of Côte d’Ivoire in overcoming their current humanitarian difficulties will lay the foundation for the country’s transition to reconstruction and development after last year’s bloody post-election violence.

Côte d'Ivoire: UN condemns violence during meeting of former ruling party

The United Nations Operation in Côte d'Ivoire (UNOCI) strongly condemned today the incidents that left many people injured during a meeting of the former ruling party, the Ivorian Popular Front, which took place in the city of Abidjan.

Côte d’Ivoire needs continued humanitarian support, stresses UN relief official

Côte d’Ivoire remains in great need of humanitarian assistance nine months after the end of the bloody post-election violence that displaced tens of thousands of people, a senior United Nations relief official said today, urging donors to continue their generosity to the West African country throughout this year.

Côte d’Ivoire: UN relief official reviews situation nine months after poll violence

A senior United Nations relief official is in Côte d’Ivoire to assess the humanitarian situation after the bloody post-electoral crisis that rocked the country early last year and draw international attention to remaining challenges.