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UN Security Council extends arms embargo on Cote d’Ivoire

Maintaining that Cote d’Ivoire was still vulnerable to instability fuelled by available weapons, the United Nations Security Council today extended its arms embargo on the West African country as well as financial and travel sanctions on those who threaten the peace, until 30 April 2014.

Significant threats confront Côte d’Ivoire despite progress towards stability, UN reports

Despite considerable progress since the end of the violent post-election crisis two years ago, Côte d’Ivoire still faces significant threats to its long-term stability, including the presence of armed elements, transnational crime, terrorism, piracy, and a security sector in need of reform, a top United Nations peacekeeping official said today.

Security a top priority in Côte d’Ivoire, senior UN official says on eve of talks with Liberia

On the eve of a meeting between the United Nations and the Governments of Côte d’Ivoire and Liberia to address an outbreak of violence on the border, a senior United Nations peacekeeping official said security remains a priority in the country, particularly as preparations continue for upcoming local elections there.

UN peacekeepers step up patrols in western Côte d’Ivoire after deadly attack

The United Nations peacekeeping missions in Côte d’Ivoire and neighbouring Liberia have been reinforcing their patrols after an attack by armed elements in Petit Guiglo, in Côte d’Ivoire’s western region.

Human rights violations threaten to erode progress in Côte d’Ivoire, UN expert says

An independent United Nations expert has urged authorities in Côte d’Ivoire to boost the democratic process by focusing on human rights and an impartial judicial process, and called on the international community to provide continued support for the country, particularly given the security and humanitarian crisis in neighbouring Mali.

In volatile region, support for Côte d’Ivoire’s stability more critical than ever – UN official

Despite “remarkable progress” in recovering from multiple crises, international support to consolidate stability in Côte d’Ivoire is ever more important given the volatile security situation in its region, the top United Nations official in the West African country said today.

UN chief and envoy voice sorrow and offer aid in wake of deadly stampede in Cote d’Ivoire

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and his envoy in Côte d'Ivoire have expressed their sorrow over a deadly stampede which took place in the early hours of the new year in the country’s biggest city, killing some 60 people.