FANDOM

251,260 Pages

United Nations Mission in Côte d'Ivoire
Established 13 May 2003
Type Peacekeeping Mission
Legal status Succeeded by UNOCI 4 April 2004

The United Nations Mission in Côte d'Ivoire (French language:Mission des Nations unies en Côte d'Ivoire, MINUCI) was a peacekeeping mission whose objective was to facilitate the implementation of the Linas-Marcoussis Agreement, as well as establishing a military component to compliment "the operations of the French and ECOWAS forces" in Côte d'Ivoire. The mission was established by United Nations Security Council Resolution 1479 on 13 May 2003.[1] The mission was succeeded by the United Nations Operation in Côte d'Ivoire (UNOCI) on 4 April 2004.[2]

HistoryEdit

The First Ivorian Civil War began in September 2002. In response to defense agreements with Côte d'Ivoire, dating back to independence, France deployed a military force under Opération Licorne. The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) also deployed a military force the ECOWAS Mission in Côte d'Ivoire (ECOMICI). These two military forces were to serve as peacekeepers and were later tasked to keep the factions of the civil war separated while the January 2003 Linas-Marcoussis Agreement was implemented.[3] In May 2003, the United Nations Security Council determined that the conflict in Côte d'Ivoire continued to be a threat to international peace and security and passed United Nations Security Council Resolution 1479 establishing the United Nations Mission in Côte d'Ivoire.[1] This mission was to compliment the mission of the existing French and ECOWAS forces.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 United Nations Security Council Resolution 1479.- | / | S/RES/1479(2003) }} {{#strreplace: - | / | S/RES/1479(2003) }} page 2. 13 May 2003. Retrieved 14 September 2013.
  2. United Nations Security Council Resolution 1528.- | / | S-RES-1528(2004) }} {{#strreplace: - | / | S-RES-1528(2004) }} page 2. 27 February 2004. Retrieved 14 September 2013.
  3. "ECOWAS Mission in Côte d'Ivoire". United Nations Multilingual Terminology Database. United Nations. http://unterm.un.org/dgaacs/unterm.nsf/8fa942046ff7601c85256983007ca4d8/4e568e23fcad45e185256d090067f36f?OpenDocument. Retrieved 14 September 2013. 
  4. "United Nations Mission in Côte d'Ivoire". Peace and Security Section of the Department of Public Information , United Nations. http://www.un.org/en/peacekeeping/missions/past/minuci/. Retrieved 14 September 2013. 

This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia (view authors).
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.