Security Council lifts Côte d’Ivoire’s rough diamond ban, tweaks arms embargo

The United Nations Security Council today voted unanimously to lift a ban on importing rough diamonds from Côte d’Ivoire and to partially lift the arms embargo, differentiating between lethal and non-lethal arms.

UN expert calls for consultations on reforming Côte d’Ivoire’s electoral commission

A United Nations human rights expert today called on authorities in Côte d’Ivoire to undertake broad consultations on the reform of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) to prevent the country from “falling back into crisis.”

Impartial justice key to reconciliation in Côte d’Ivoire ahead of polls – UN expert

The United Nations independent expert tasked with assessing the human rights situation in Côte d’Ivoire, expressed concern over unresolved issues in the national reconciliation process as the country prepares for presidential elections next year, and stressed that “impartial justice for all” is the key to stability and recovery from the unrest after the disputed 2010 disputed.

Urgent electoral reforms needed ahead of polls in Côte d’Ivoire – UN expert

Côte d’Ivoire must adopt urgent reforms before the presidential elections scheduled for October, a United Nations independent expert today warned following an official visit to the country.

Security sector reform, national reconciliation needed in Côte d'Ivoire ahead of 2015 polls, UN says

Côte d'Ivoire is making “good progress” towards lasting peace and stability, but with presidential elections on the horizon, urgent steps need to be taken in security sector reform and national reconciliation, the top United Nations official in the country told the Security Council today.

UN urges probe into serious human rights abuses by traditional hunters in Côte d’Ivoire

The United Nations today released a report calling for investigations into serious human rights abuses committed in Côte d’Ivoire by traditional hunters called Dozos for over four years beginning in March 2009.

Victims of Côte d’Ivoire’s post-electoral crisis must not be forgotten, says UN expert

Victims of the violent post-election crisis that gripped Côte d’Ivoire two years ago must not be forgotten, an independent United Nations human rights expert stressed today, as he wrapped up his latest visit to the West African nation.

Ban appoints Senegalese national as Deputy head of UN Côte d’Ivoire mission

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of M’Baye Babacar Cissé as his Deputy Special Representative for the United Nations Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI).

Ban, President of Côte d’Ivoire, discuss progress since post-election crisis

On the eve of the General Assembly’s annual high-level debate, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon discussed progress achieved since the post-election crisis in Côte d’Ivoire with the country’s President, Alassane Ouattara.

New land tenure, nationality laws major steps towards reconciliation in Côte D’Ivoire – UN expert

The recent adoption by Côte D’Ivoire of two laws on nationality and land tenure – two issues at the heart of the long crisis that has deeply affected Ivorian society – represents a major step towards reconciliation, a United Nations independent expert said today.