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Côte d’Ivoire

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ABOUT

UNMAS has been supporting the United Nations Mission in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) since April 2011, when deploying immediately after the post-electoral crisis to assess the nature of and threat posed by explosive remnants of war (ERW) at the request of the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO). Security Council Resolution 2284 (2016) – renewing UNOCI’s mandate for a final period until 30 June 2017 – continues to highlight the importance of UNMAS work in Côte d’Ivoire.

Since 2011, UNMAS has undertaken a wide range of activities to enhance the protection of civilians and support consolidation of peace and stability in Côte d’Ivoire, aiming to reduce the threat and build a national capacity able to independently manage weapons and explosive hazards. By mid-2017, UNMAS will have completed the transfer of responsibilities for weapons and ammunition management and for response to the explosive threat to the relevant national authorities.

ACTIVITIES

FUNDING

UNMAS in Côte d’Ivoire is funded through the Assessed Budget of UNOCI, which has been renewed until June 2017.

Updated April 2017

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IMPACT

  • 248 armouries and ammunition storage facilities constructed and rehabilitated in all significant locations across the country as identified by the national authorities, enabling safe storage and accountability of weapons and ammunitions and minimizing the risk of accidental explosions or looting.

  • 26 specialized trainings delivered to 442 members of the military, police and gendarmerie in weapons and ammunition management (WAM), Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) and Improvised Explosive Device Disposal (IEDD), building a sufficient national capacity to manage ERW threats across the country.

  • All known stockpiles of anti-personnel mines and cluster bombs destroyed, allowing Côte d’Ivoire become signatory to and compliant with the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Treaty and the Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM).

  • The Defense and Security Forces of Côte d'Ivoire have acquired the capacity to provide a rapid and coordinated operational response to explosive threats throughout the country.

LINKS

UNOCI Website


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