Chronology of Events

Côte d’Ivoire

June 2017

On 2 June, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of UNOCI Aïchatou Mindaoudou delivered her final briefing to the Council ahead of the mission’s closure on 30 June. Mindaoudou commended the government of Côte d’Ivoire for the progress made so far including the successful holding of elections, the constitutional referendum, and economic growth. However, she also expressed concern over the recent cases of mutiny and called on the government to address this issue. Members of the Council commended the government, and some stressed that lessons learned in Côte d’Ivoire could be used for future UN peacekeeping operations. On 30 June, the Council adopted a presidential statement welcoming the closure of UNOCI.

February 2017

On 8 February, the Council was briefed by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of UNOCI, Aïchatou Mindaoudou, on the latest developments in the country and the Secretary-General’s 31 January report . Mindaoudou informed the Council about the results of the 2016 constitutional referendum which established the Third Republic. In addition to UNOCI’s drawdown activities, Mindaoudou also addressed the recent mutiny of soldiers in various cities throughout the country.