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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.

UN envoy deplores attacks against national security forces in Côte d’Ivoire

The United Nations envoy in Côte d’Ivoire has condemned the armed attacks carried out by unidentified individuals against national security forces in and around the commercial capital, Abidjan, this morning.

UN senior official welcomes arrival of female police contingent in Cote d’Ivoire

The United Nations top police official today welcomed the arrival of a contingent of female police officers to the world body’s peacekeeping missing in Côte d’Ivoire.

International Criminal Court judges confirm jurisdiction in case against former Ivorian president

Appeals judges at the International Criminal Court (ICC) today unanimously dismissed an argument on its jurisdiction presented by defence lawyers for former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo, who is currently facing trial there on charges of crimes against humanity.

UN peacekeeper presence increased following attack on Côte d’Ivoire military checkpoint

An attack by unidentified gunmen in Côte d’Ivoire has left four people dead and the presence of United Nations peacekeepers in the area of the attack has been increased, a UN spokesperson said today.

UN envoy deplores deadly attack against Côte d’Ivoire military camp

The United Nations envoy in Côte d’Ivoire has strongly condemned today’s attack against a military base in Abidjan that left seven soldiers from the national army dead and seriously injured another dozen troops.

Côte d'Ivoire: human rights-based solutions key to resolving displacement – UN

Internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Côte d’Ivoire need durable solutions based on a human rights approach to be able to rebuild their lives, a United Nations independent expert said today.

Security Council grants one-year extension for UN peacekeepers in Côte d’Ivoire

The Security Council today extended the mandate of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Côte d’Ivoire and the French forces that support it until 31 July 2013.