Identify the obstacles to strengthening social cohesion between the different communities and propose solutions to reduce social tensions, especially between warring groups over the control of the village’s leadership: this was the aim of a series of meetings organised for residents in Yelleu, a village in the sous-préfecture of Zouan-Hounien, in the extreme west of Côte d’Ivoire. The meetings were held on 28, 29 and 30 April 2015 on the initiative of the United Nations Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI). Opinion leaders, traditional and community leaders, representatives of women’s and youth associations and civil society groups gathered to discuss the issue during three days.
The camp of the Anti-Riot Brigade in Yopougon, on 29 April 2015, hosted the closing ceremony of a training programme on democratic crowd control organised by the United Nations Police (UNPOL)
In 2014, women in the department of Niellé, conscious of the fact that it was only by working together that they can make a difference, decided to put their efforts together in order to have economic success.
The Demobilisation, Disarmament and Reintegration (DDR) division of the UN Operation in Cote d’Ivoire, (UNOCI), on 28 April 2015 organised a 2-day workshop for media professionals on the theme: Managing information for a peaceful environment.