Monday, November 14, 2016

Côte d'Ivoire Has a New Constitution

Côte d'Ivoire announced that it had adopted a new Constitution following constitutional referendum held last month.

A statement issued by a spokesperson for the U.N. Secretary General noted with satisfaction that the new Constitution addresses of some long-standing causes or tension and divisions in Côte d’Ivoire. Further to the statement, all Ivorian parties, including political leaders and their supporters, were encouraged to reject violence and refrain from the use of inflammatory language.

The Secretary-General also assured, through his Special Representative and Head of the UN Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI), that the UN is highly committed to maintaining peace and stability in Côte d’Ivoire.

(Adapted from a UN Press Release)

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