Jane Nelson and Sarah Thorn will discussstrategies to grow women’s entrepreneurship worldwide, with a particular emphasis on the role of the private sector. They will address the importance of public-private partnerships to train female entrepreneurs and facilitate the integration of women-owned businesses into global supply chains. This meeting is part of a high-level series on women and development, generously sponsored by the ExxonMobil Foundation.
Speakers: Ernest Bai Koroma and Alassane D. Ouattara Presider: Walter H. Kansteiner
Ernest Bai Koroma, president of Sierra Leone, and Alassane Ouattara, president of Cote d'Ivoire, discuss the post-conflict growth of their respective countries, as well as their individual involvement in the African Union.
Speakers: Ernest Bai Koroma and Alassane D. Ouattara Presider: Walter H. Kansteiner III
Ernest Bai Koroma, president of Sierra Leone, and Alassane Ouattara, president of Côted'Ivoire, discuss the post-conflict growth of their respective countries, as well as their individual involvement in the African Union.
Conflict in Ivory Coast appears to be nearing a head, with internationally recognized presidential winner Alassane Ouattara poised to triumph. But CFR's Jendayi Frazer notes that inaction by the Security Council is "hypocrisy," particularly in light of its stance on Libya.
This UN Security Council resolution regards "targeted sanctions against individuals meeting the criteria set out in resolution 1572 (2004) on arms embargo against Cote d'Ivoire." It was adopted on March 30, 2011.
This UN Security Council resolution regards "extension of temporary redeployment of infantry companies and an aviation unit from the UN Mission in Liberia to the UN Operation in Cote d'Ivoire." It was adopted on February 16, 2011.
This UN Security Council resolution regards "authorization of the deployment of additional military personnel and capacities to the UN Operation in Cote d'Ivoire (UNOCI) until 30 June 2011." It was adopted on January 19, 2011.
The Human Rights Watch reports on the continuing political and military crisis in the Côte d'Ivoire. Currently, the country is split between the government-controlled south and a rebel-held north, with the United Nations controlling the zone in between the two factions. Neither the government, the leaders of the rebel New Forces, nor the international community have made any progress to establish accountability for the myriad international human rights violations against civilians between November 2005 to March 2006. Impunity prevails throughout the Côte d'Ivoire as elections approach this Fall.
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