The special representative of the UN secretary general in Cote d’Ivoire Aichatou Mindaoudou has promised support to political actors in the country’s electoral process.
Mindaoudou who was speaking on Wednesday in Abidjan when she met youths from various political parties, insisted on the need for youth involvement in efforts to promote peaceful elections.
She reiterated the commitment of the UN system and mission to support the country until the end of the electoral process, using available resources, in conformity with their mandate.
“The mission will provide support to the Independent Electoral Commission and will equally assist in provision of security,” she noted.
The UN official said it was important to take stock of the progress that has been made and identify challenges that are yet to be accomplished, especially preparation of the electoral timetable and electoral register.
Cote d’Ivoire is preparing for presidential elections in October this year. Successful organization of the elections will help to restore political normalcy after the deadly 2010-2011 post- election violence.
Speaking recently, Cote d’Ivoire’s Minister for Political Dialogue Jeannot Ahoussou Kouadio urged all national institutions charged with organization of the elections to remain “transparent, impartial, fair and just.” Enditem