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Security Council expressed their concern at the recent incidents
in Côte d’Ivoire
Press Statement on the Presidential elections in Cote
delivered by Sir Mark Lyall Grant, Permanent Representative of
the UK Mission to the UN, in his capacity as President of the
Security Council for the Month of November:
The members of the Security Council reiterated their satisfaction with the organization of the first round of the presidential elections in Côte d’Ivoire on 31 October 2010 and thereby stressed the need for the Ivorian stakeholders to preserve this historic and critical gain in the Ivorian peace process.
The members of the Security Council expressed their concern at the recent
incidents in Côte d’Ivoire. They further urged the two candidates and all political
leaders to maintain a calm and peaceful atmosphere throughout the electoral process
and to appeal to their supporters to refrain from any acts of violence, provocation
and incitement to violence.
The members of the Security Council reiterated their vigilance as regards those who, notably, obstruct the peaceful electoral process and publicly incite hatred and violence, as set out by resolution 1946 adopted on 15 October 2010.
The members of the Security Council reiterated their full support to UNOCI in the implementation of its mandate. They further approved, by resolution 1951, this afternoon, the deployment, prior to the run-off scheduled for 28 November 2010, of additional capacities from UNMIL in Liberia to UNOCI, as requested by the Secretary-General.
The members of the Security Council welcomed the determination of the Facilitator, President Blaise Compaoré of Burkina Faso, to continue helping the Ivorian parties to pursue a successful completion of the electoral process in Côte d’Ivoire and reiterated their full support to the certification mandate of SRSG Choi.
The members of the Security Council expressed their determination to continue to closely monitor the situation in Côte d’Ivoire.
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