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Côte d'Ivoire: UN envoy pledges full support for disarmament drive

Addressing the people of Côte d'Ivoire, the top United Nations envoy to the country today reiterated the world body's full support for the country's disarmament campaign.

Annan concerned about split in Côte d'Ivoire's reconciliation government

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today said the recent announcements by Côte d'Ivoire President Laurent Gbagbo suspending support of opposition ministers and by the opposition Forces Nouvelles that they would move their staff in Abidjan to their stronghold Bouaké in the north were a disturbing turn of events.

UN recommends nation-building programme for Côte d'Ivoire

A United Nations report on deaths in Côte d'Ivoire during a banned demonstration in late March recommends investigating and persecuting those responsible, expanding the UN mission already in place, reforming and strengthening the judiciary and establishing a truth and reconciliation commission.

Security Council condemns human rights violations in Côte d'Ivoire

Members of the United Nations Security Council today condemned human rights violations in Côte d'Ivoire, especially those that occurred during the deadly demonstration in March, and called for the immediate formation of a national human rights body.

Côte d'Ivoire human rights report to UN Security Council due Friday, UN says

The acting United Nations human rights chief will brief the Security Council Friday on a report into the demonstrations that took place in March in Côte d'Ivoire, which left dozens of people dead.

Security Council threatens individuals blocking Ivorian peace pact

The United Nations Security Council today threatened unspecified actions against individuals whose activities might block the full implementation of the 2003 peace accord between the Government of Côte d’Ivoire and its opposition.

UN peacekeeping chief calls on Côte d'Ivoire to match international commitment

The head of United Nations peacekeeping, visiting Côte d'Ivoire, said his mission in the West African country is to make a new beginning in areas of the peace process where there has been regression.

UN peacekeeping chief heading to Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana

The United Nations chief of peacekeeping is heading to post-conflict Côte d'Ivoire for an official visit starting tomorrow, 10 days after UN forces began their deployment in the West African country.

UN rights chief appoints panel to probe human rights violations in Côte d'Ivoire

The United Nations human rights chief has named three experts to conduct an independent investigation into the fatal confrontations that took place late last month in Côte d'Ivoire when protesters staged anti-government marches in the West African country's commercial and political capitals.

As UN starts peacekeeping operation in Côte d'Ivoire, Annan urges reconciliation

As troops from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) transferred to the United Nations Operation in Côte d'Ivoire (UNOCI) at a ceremony today in the main commercial centre, Abidjan, Secretary-General Kofi Annan urged reconciliation among all concerned.