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Côte d’Ivoire towns lack safe drinking water, adequate latrines, UNICEF says

In Côte d’Ivoire, a West African country whose peace process is deadlocked, the towns and villages lack safe drinking water, while households in rural areas do not have adequate latrines, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said today.

UN-appointed team will go to Côte d'Ivoire to conduct human rights inquiry

A United Nations-appointed Independent Commission of Inquiry, set up to investigate serious violations of human rights and international humanitarian law in Côte d'Ivoire between mid-September 2002 and the signing of a peace agreement the following January, will go to the West African country later this month.

Annan holds West African mini-summit over Côte d'Ivoire deadlock

West African leaders at a meeting convened by United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan have decided to bring the parties in Côte d'Ivoire together later this month in a bid to break the impasse in that country, a UN spokesperson reported today.

Côte d'Ivoire: UN and Government sign accord on peacekeeping force

The United Nations and the Government of Côte d'Ivoire have signed an agreement on the world body's work in the West African country, the UN peacekeeping operation there (ONUCI) announced today.

Côte d'Ivoire: UN sets up inquiry on rights abuses during 2002, early 2003

The United Nations has set up an Independent Commission of Inquiry for Côte d'Ivoire to establish the facts and responsibilities for the serious violations of human rights and international humanitarian law which occurred in the country between mid-September 2002 and the signing of a peace agreement the following January.

Security Council team in Côte d'Ivoire urges steps towards reconciliation

Members of a Security Council delegation in Côte d'Ivoire held talks with top officials today and urged the country to meet its obligations under peace agreements that ended a spate of bloodshed early last year.

UN envoy condemns violence in Côte d’Ivoire

A United Nations-sponsored International Monitoring Committee for the peace agreement between the Government of Côte d’Ivoire and its armed opposition has condemned the violence that erupted Monday in the major city, Abidjan, and elsewhere.

Ivorian leaders must chose between personal ambitions and national interest – UN

For the peace process in Côte d’Ivoire to succeed, the West African country’s leaders must give priority to the national interest over personal ambitions, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan says in his first report to the Security Council on peacebuilding there.

UN envoy holds talks aimed at breaking impasse in Côte d'Ivoire

In an effort to rescue Côte d'Ivoire's peace process, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan's Special Representative (SRSG), Albert Tévoédjrè, has held talks with Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo and with the leader of the opposition Forces Nouvelles, whose representatives withdrew from the coalition government.

Impasse in Côte d'Ivoire peace process concerns Security Council

The United Nations Security Council today expressed its deep concern at the recent announcement by President Laurent Gbagbo of Côte d'Ivoire that he would dismiss opposition ministers and also reiterated its concerns at the continuing non-participation of opposition parties in the Government of Reconciliation.