posted on Wed 30 Mar 2011 11:14 AM
Insights on Côte d’Ivoire

A draft resolution on Côte d’Ivoire under Chapter VII and co-sponsored by Nigeria and France has been put in blue and circulated to Council members. There still seems to be differences among Council members over some of the elements in the resolution and it is unclear if the Council will meet to adopt it this afternoon.

There have been lengthy negotiations at the expert level on the draft text over the last two days. References to the ICC appear to still be a difficult area which may need further discussion. It also appears that Russia did not take part in yesterday’s expert level meeting and this could delay the adoption of the resolution.