UNOCIUnited Nations Operation in Cote d’Ivoire
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The Special Representative emphasized the excellent cooperation existing between UNOCI and the Government of Ivory Coast.
the feasibility of operations like the UN Mission in the Central African Republic and Chad (MINURCAT II), UNOCI in Cote d'Ivoire, and MINUSMA in Mali would have been very different in the absence of the EU operation in the case of Chad, Operation Licorne in the case of Cote d'Ivoire, and Operation Serval in the case of Mali.
Murphy noted that while the United Kingdom read Resolution 1975 to give "robust power" to the UNOCI, China viewed it radically different:
forces also attacked UNOCI headquarters and patrols with heavy weapons
The seven "were part of a patrol that was on a mission south of the locality of Tai, in a zone where UNOCI recently strengthened its presence due to threats of attacks against the civilian population", he said in a statement.
137) The resolution recognized Ouattara as president, condenmed Gbagbo's refusal to negotiate a settlement, and authorized UNOCI to "use all necessary means" to protect civilians, including by "prevent[ing] the use of heavy weapons against the civilian population.
Hamadoun Toure, spokesman for the UNOCI peacekeeping mission, denied the allegations, saying the patrol had fired in the air, and "did not fire on the crowd".
The United Nations Operation in Cote d'Ivoire (UNOCI) currently operates a peacekeeping mission, and France maintains the Force Licorne in Cote d'Ivoire in support of UNOCI.
TABLE 1 P-3 (FRANCE-UNITED KINGDOM-UNITED STATES) MILITARY AND POLICE PERSONNEL IN UN PEACE OPERATIONS IN AFRICA, 2001-08 Mission April 30, December 31 December 31 2008 2007 2006 MINURCAT 10-0-0 9-0-0 -- UNAMID 2-4-2 1-0-0 -- UNMIS 0-3-11 1-5-12 0-3-11 UNOCI 198-0-0 195-0-0 198-0-0 UNMIL 1-3-27 1-3-26 1-3-21 ONUB -- -- -- UNAMSIL -- -- -- MONUC 14-7-0 14-6-0 16-6-0 UNMEE 1-0-5 1-0-5 1-0-7 MINURSO 14-0-0 13-0-0 17-0-0 Country totals (Fr-UK-U.
UNOCI (UN Operation in Cote d'Ivoire) 7 military observers
It should be noted that UNOCI is involved in the transport of electoral materials as part of United Nations support for the electoral process in Cote d'Ivoire, as defined by the resolution 2226 of the security council.