A word from the Permanent Representative

SEM. Tiémoko Moriko

Ambassador, Permanent Representative

Dear Users, Friends and Partners of Côte d'Ivoire,

Greetings and welcome to the website of the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire to the United Nations in New York.

After a brief interruption due to technical issues, our website is once again functional. With a new design and content that reflects your feedback, we hope to provide you with all the information you need on the socio-political, economic, and cultural news in Côte d'Ivoire.

We also aim to make this site a window into the many activities of the Permanent Mission, in order to give them greater visibility within the community of member states of the United Nations. Furthermore, the restoration of our site is of particular interest in the context of Côte d'Ivoire's election on June 2, 2017, which resulted in an honorable score of 189 out of 192 votes for a non-permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council for the 2018-2019 term.

After gaining independence on August 7, 1960, Côte d'Ivoire joined the United Nations family on September 20, 1960. The tireless commitment of the late President Felix Houphouët-Boigny to work for peace and dialogue between people earned the country the undisputed merit of serving twice (1964-1965 and 1990-1991) as a non-permanent member of the prestigious body that is the United Nations Security Council.

25 years later, under the very high direction of the President of the Republic, H.E.Mr Alassane OUATTARA, Côte d'Ivoire, faithful to the long tradition of peace and dialogue and having been able to overcome a decade of political-military crisis with the support of the international community, represented by the UNOCI, is back.

Côte d'Ivoire's election to the Security Council as a non-permanent member has allowed it to make a modest contribution to the building of peace and international security through its successful crisis exit experience, which has been hailed by all.

In this perspective, the Permanent Mission intends to make this electronic portal not only an essential tool for promoting Côte d'Ivoire, but also a source of documentation on the actions of the Ivorian State within the United Nations.

To this end, my colleagues and I remain open to your suggestions and at your entire disposal for the success of our mission, in the best interest of Côte d'Ivoire and of peace and security in the world.

With our warmest regards.

Tiémoko Moriko

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