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Côte d'Ivoire: Annan asks UN human rights office to probe deadly political clash

Responding to requests from Côte d’Ivoire and the monitoring committee established under its internal peace agreement, Secretary-General Kofi Annan has asked the United Nations Human Rights office to lead an investigation into fatal clashes that took place during protest marches last month in the West African country.

Commander of West African force in Côte d'Ivoire to lead UN mission there

Maj. Gen. Abdoulaye Fall of Senegal will be the Force Commander of the United Nations Operation in Côte d'Ivoire (UNOCI), Secretary-General Kofi Annan has told the Security Council.

Advance party of UN peacekeepers arrive in Côte d'Ivoire

An advance party of 30 military officers and five United Nations civilian police officers arrived today in Côte d'Ivoire from neighbouring Ghana, where they were in training for the full peacekeeping mission that is scheduled to be launched on 4 April.

Security Council calls on Côte d'Ivoire to implement 2003 peace agreement

Faced with fatal clashes at opposition demonstrations yesterday in Côte d'Ivoire as the United Nations prepares to deploy peacekeeping forces there, Security Council today expressed grave concern about the events and said political agreement is the only solution to the crisis in the troubled West African country.

Deadly clashes in Côte d'Ivoire prompt Annan to urge reconciliation

Following clashes at protests in Côte d'Ivoire that reportedly left up to two dozen people dead, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today called for calm and dialogue.

Côte d'Ivoire: Annan urges restraint as parties prepare mass demonstrations

On the eve of massive demonstrations planned by opposing sides in Côte d'Ivoire, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today appealed to all Ivorian parties to exercise utmost restraint, reduce tensions and avoid exacerbating the situation in the West African country.

UN envoy urges Côte d'Ivoire parties to follow peace agreement

The United Nations envoy to Côte d'Ivoire today called on the post-conflict West African country to support new negotiations so that problems with key peace accords can be ironed out.

Security Council authorizes full peacekeeping operation in Côte d'Ivoire

The United Nations Security Council today authorized a full one-year peacekeeping operation for Cote d'Ivoire and mandated nearly 7,000 UN personnel to monitor the comprehensive ceasefire agreement the West African country's warring parties reached last May.

Côte d'Ivoire: UN peacekeeping mission would cost $303 million for 6 months

Deploying a multifaceted United Nations peacekeeping force in Côte d'Ivoire for six months would cost about $303 million, Secretary-General Kofi Annan told the Security Council in a letter made public today.

Peace process in Côte d’Ivoire is gaining momentum, UN official says

Despite some political jockeying between government factions in Côte d’Ivoire, the coalition government is carrying out its duties and the fragile peace process is gathering momentum, a United Nations relief official said today.