posted on Tue 11 Jan 2011 8:22 PM
Insights on Côte d’Ivoire

France is currently working on a draft resolution on the UN Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) in response to a letter from the Secretary-General requesting reinforcements in the light of the ongoing crisis in the country. The Secretary-General has also asked the Council to extend the temporary deployment of troops from the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) which is due to expire at the end of Januay. Although the timing is still uncertain there are indications that the resolution may be circulated by the end of the week and put in blue for decision next week.