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A Blue Helmet assists in the Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR) operation in Bobo, Côte d'Ivoire.
1 February 2012
©UN Photo/Patricia Esteve
UNOCI conducts a child protection workshop in the town of Bonoua, Côte d'Ivoire.

Mission facts

  • Location:
    Côte d'Ivoire
  • Headquarters:
    Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire
  • Duration:
    April 2004 to present

Protecting civilians and supporting the Government in DDR and security sector reform

Acting under Chapter VII of the UN Charter, the Security Council, by its resolution 1528 (2004) PDF Document of 27 February 2004, established the United Nations Operation in Côte d'Ivoire (UNOCI) as from 4 April 2004 with a mandate to facilitate the implementation by the Ivorian parties of the peace agreement signed by them in January 2003. Following the 2010 Presidential election and the ensuing political crisis in Côte d'Ivoire, UNOCI has remained on the ground to protect civilians and support the Ivorian Government in disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (DDR) of former combatants, as well as on security sector reform.