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With peace and stability gains, Côte d'Ivoire 'on the rights track' – UN peacekeeping chief

With Côte d'Ivoire now firmly anchored on the path of peace, stability and economic recovery, the top United Nations peacekeeping official today said that it is perhaps time to consider wrapping up the UN mission and begin to consider the Organization’s future role in supporting the consolidating the country’s gains.

Security Council condemns deadly Côte d'Ivoire terrorist attack

The United Nations Security Council has strongly condemned yesterday’s terrorist attacks in Grand-Bassam, Côte d’Ivoire, that killed at least 16 people and left many more injured, and for which Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb has claimed responsibility.

Côte d’Ivoire: UN peacekeeping force reduced in light of country’s progress towards stability

Reflecting the “considerable and continued progress” in consolidating peace and stability in Côte d’Ivoire, the Security Council today cut a further 1,500 troops from the United Nations peacekeeping Mission, which played a major role in halting violence in the country after disputed elections in 2010.

Election in Côte d’Ivoire opportunity to ‘start a new chapter,’ UN envoy tells Security Council

The top United Nations official in Côte d’Ivoire today highlighted that the peaceful conclusion of the presidential election provides the country’s citizens with the opportunity to turn the page, start a new chapter in their nation’s history and consolidate achievements towards long-term stability.

Côte d’Ivoire: Ban welcomes results of presidential poll, congratulates President Ouattara

Welcoming the publication of the final results of the presidential election in Côte d’Ivoire by the Constitutional Council, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today congratulated President Alassane Ouattara on his re-election, as well as the people and Government of the West African nation on the successful conclusion of the electoral process.

Côte d’Ivoire: Ban welcomes successful completion of first round of presidential elections

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the successful completion of voting in the first round of presidential elections in Côte d’Ivoire, which took place on Sunday.

As Côte d’Ivoire prepares for presidential polls, Ban urges peaceful, transparent process

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is closely following developments in Côte d’Ivoire ahead of this weekend’s presidential elections and has welcomed the commitment of national stakeholders to participate in the process in a peaceful and transparent manner.

As presidential poll approaches, Côte d’Ivoire will continue to need UN support, Security Council told

For Côte d’Ivoire, the October presidential election represents an important milestone in the consolidation of the hard-won gains of recent years, the United Nations envoy for the West African country today told the Security Council today, outlining a very different environment from 2010, but nevertheless advocating for a continued UN presence there.

Côte d’Ivoire: senior UN official urges justice for victims of human rights abuses

The United Nations human rights chief today urged the Government of Côte d’Ivoire to ensure justice for victims of serious human rights abuses that occurred prior to and during the 2011 conflict in the country.

Côte d’Ivoire: Welcoming recent progress, UN envoy urges vigilance in run-up to elections

While praising Côte d’Ivoire’s significant progress towards lasting peace and economic recovery, the top United Nations official in the country told the Security Council today that vigilance and determination will still be required to hold onto recent gains and lay the ground for presidential elections next fall.