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Côte d'Ivoire: UN sets up 'peace corridors' to facilitate freedom of movement

The United Nations Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (ONUCI) today announced plans to set up “peace corridors” in a bid to promote freedom of movement in the strife-torn West African country.

Annan selects two envoys to fill posts in Guinea-Bissau and Côte d'Ivoire

Secretary-General Kofi Annan has appointed new envoys to work with two United Nations missions in West Africa as the world body continues its efforts to build a sustainable peace and generate stability and economic development in Guinea-Bissau and Côte d'Ivoire.

Annan warns of dire economic impact of continuing violence in Côte d'Ivoire

Stressing that the economic and social fabric of Côte d’Ivoire is seriously deteriorating because of the continuing violence there, and the conflict is having a spill-over effect on other West African nations, Secretary-General Kofi Annan is urging the country’s political leaders to take substantive steps towards peace immediately.

Monitoring Group reports progress in follow-up to peace pledges in Côte d'Ivoire

Reinforcing its commitment to a 2003 peace pact that ended Côte d'Ivoire's fierce civil war, the Government has followed through on pledges made last month at a summit co-hosted by United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan by transferring sweeping powers from the President to the Prime Minister, a group set up to monitor progress says in a report released today.

UN team finds rebel-held areas of Côte d'Ivoire struggling for basic services

Most of the inhabitants of the rebel-controlled parts of Côte d'Ivoire lack basic health, sanitation, water and education services, a United Nations humanitarian team has reported after visiting the areas last week.

Monitoring Group finds progress in peace process in Côte d'Ivoire

Secretary-General Kofi Annan has sent a report to the Security Council showing that Côte d'Ivoire's Government has made progress in following the path to peace and unity, a United Nations spokesman said today.

UN mission launches nationwide radio broadcast in divided Côte d'Ivoire

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Côte d'Ivoire launched its radio station today to broadcast various shades of opinion on an FM frequency it hopes will be heard all over the country as the divided West African country works towards re-unification.

Côte d'Ivoire reconciliation pact calls for monitoring group of UN and others

The latest deal binding leaders of Côte d'Ivoire's political parties to implement a 2003 peace agreement, which ended bitter fighting, calls for the establishment of a monitoring group that would submit a progress report every two weeks to the United Nations, the Economic Commission of West African States (ECOWAS) and the African Union (AU).

Côte d'Ivoire president signs power-sharing decree Annan helped to draft

President Laurent Gbagbo of Côte d'Ivoire has signed a new power-sharing decree giving some of his responsibilities to Prime Minister Seydou Diarra, a United Nations spokesman said today.

Côte d'Ivoire transitional cabinet meets for first time in four months, UN says

Côte d'Ivoire's Council of Ministers met today for the first time since March, fulfilling the pledges that political party leaders made at a summit convened and co-chaired by United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan late last month in Ghana.