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UNOCI peacekeepers from Jordan provide free medical check-ups and medicine to school children in Abidjan.
5 October 2013
©UN Photo/Basile Zoma
UNOCI conducts a child protection workshop in the town of Bonoua, Côte d'Ivoire.

Mission facts

  • Location:
    Côte d'Ivoire
  • Headquarters:
    Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire
  • Duration:
    April 2004 to present

Mission facts

Closure of UNOCI

The United Nations Operation in Côte d'Ivoire successfully completed its mandate on 30 June 2017. Find out more about the activities and achievements of the mission at the UNOCI website.

The Secretary-General reiterated the commitment of the rest of the United Nations family present in Cote d’Ivoire to support the Government and ensure that the hard won peace can be sustained and the country and its people will continue to progress and thrive.

Protecting civilians and supporting the Government in DDR and security sector reform

Acting under Chapter VII of the UN Charter, the Security Council, by its resolution 1528 (2004) PDF Document of 27 February 2004, established the United Nations Operation in Côte d'Ivoire (UNOCI) as from 4 April 2004 with a mandate to facilitate the implementation by the Ivorian parties of the peace agreement signed by them in January 2003.

Following the 2010 Presidential election and the ensuing political crisis in Côte d'Ivoire, UNOCI has remained on the ground to protect civilians, provide good offices, support the Ivorian Government in disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (DDR) of former combatants as well as on security sector reform, and monitor and promote human rights.