UN peacekeeping chief pays tribute to fallen ‘blue helmets’ in Côte d’Ivoire

At a memorial ceremony in Côte d’Ivoire, the head of United Nations peacekeeping today paid tribute to seven ‘blue helmets’ killed in the line of duty while on patrol in the country’s south-west last week.

UN expert urges continued support for Côte d'Ivoire following deadly attack

A United Nations independent human rights expert today urged all Ivorians and the international community to maintain their support for Côte d'Ivoire’s national reconciliation in the aftermath of an attack last week which killed seven UN peacekeepers, eight civilians and one Ivorian soldier.

UN condemns deadly attack on peacekeepers in Côte d'Ivoire

The United Nations Secretary-General, the President of the General Assembly and the Security Council have condemned “in the strongest possible terms” an attack in Côte d'Ivoire in which seven peacekeepers were killed.

UN voices concern over recent prison breaks in Côte d'Ivoire

The United Nations Operation in Côte d'Ivoire (UNOCI) today voiced concern over the high number of mass prison breaks that have occurred in the West African country this year, and reiterated its commitment to work with the Government to address this issue.

Security Council extends sanctions on Côte d’Ivoire for another year

The Security Council today renewed for another year the set of sanctions imposed on Côte d’Ivoire, while adjusting the arms embargo in light of the need for weapons and ammunition to train and equip the country’s security forces.

Côte d’Ivoire: UN peacekeeping chief discusses security situation with premier

The head of United Nations peacekeeping met today with the Prime Minister of Côte d’Ivoire during a visit to the West African country aimed at familiarizing himself with the remaining security requirements a year after the end of the post-election violence.

Côte d’Ivoire: UN mission satisfied with pace of arms collection

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Côte d’Ivoire has said it is encouraged by the pace of its arms collection exercise that started in June last year, but noted that much remains to be done to take away weapons from civilians and those who may have participated in past conflicts.

Côte d’Ivoire: UN envoy lauds new premier and parliament president

The head of the United Nations peacekeeping force in Côte d’Ivoire today congratulated the country’s new Prime Minister and the newly-elected president of parliament and assured them of the mission’s continued support.

Côte d’Ivoire: UN to assess situation in areas where poll results are on hold

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) said today that it will assess the situation in two constituencies where there were some “incidents” during last weekend’s legislative by-elections.

Côte d'Ivoire: UN envoy deplores violent post-election incidents

The top United Nations official in Côte d'Ivoire today strongly condemned two separate attacks against electoral authorities which occurred in the west of the country following this weekend’s legislative by-elections.