The final closure of UNOCI
The final closure of UNOCI on 30 June 2017 illustrates Côte d'Ivoire's progress towards lasting peace and stability.
Abidjan, June 26, 2017 - The mandate of the United Nations Operation in Côte d'Ivoire (UNOCI) ends on 30 June 2017, in accordance with United Nations Security Council Resolution 2284, which established it, on 4 June April 2004, by its Resolution 1528 (2004), and on June 30, 2017, the mission was finally closed.
The withdrawal of UNOCI illustrates the remarkable progress made by Côte d'Ivoire towards sustainable peace and stability and economic prosperity.
The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Côte d'Ivoire, UNOCI Chief Aïchatou Mindaoudou, took this historic opportunity to thank the Ivorian people and authorities, whose commitment and determination has made it possible to definitely turn away from crisis and embark resolutely on a path to national reconciliation and social cohesion.
Following the departure of UNOCI, the United Nations Country Team (UNCT), Agencies, Funds and Programs and international partners will continue to work with the Government and people of Côte d'Ivoire in continuing the achievements of peacekeeping.