Resolution 2284 unanimously adopted on 28 April 2016 by the Security Council of the United Nations decided that the mandate of UNOCI will end on 30 June 2017. The reduction process of UNOCI staff will continue until 30 June 2017. It is therefore with great astonishment that the Mission notes that provisions of UN Rules and Regulations related to the extension of appointments with UNOCI are the subject of manipulation and malicious information to make the public believe that the Staff have been terminated and are entitled to redundancy payment.
The Special representative, on 27 May 2016, presided over the ceremony of decoration of 368 peacekeepers of the Benin Contingent (BENINBATT).
UNOCI regrets to announce the death of three soldiers of the 16th Senegalese Contingent, on Thursday, 26 May 2016, in a road accident 5 km from Bonguera, a locality situated at 225 km north-east of Yamoussokro.
The first female military Commander in the history of the UN is currently serving at the UNOCI. Colonel Namza Begum, a national of Bangladesh, is proud of her country, her work as a peacekeeper and her achievements.