Côte d’Ivoire

The information below is based on the Report of the Secretary-General to the Security Council (A/69/926–S/2015/409) issued on 5 June 2015.

More than three years after the post-electoral crisis in Côte d’Ivoire, the security situation continued to improve, although marked with sporadic incidents of armed attacks, banditry and other violent crimes, particularly along the border with Liberia. The United Nations verified 18 cases of rape and other forms of sexual violence committed by Forces républicaines de Côte d’Ivoire elements against girls aged 2 to 17, mostly in the western part of the country. Since 2007, when the last parties to the conflict were delisted from the annex to my report, the protection of children has continued to improve. In the light of that development, the situation of Côte d’Ivoire will be removed from the report as of 2016.