Côte d’Ivoire’s first NAP covered the period 2008-2012; the second and most recent NAP was launched in 2019 to cover the period 2019-2023. This NAP is published in French at: Plan-daction-Cote-DIvoire.pdf (wpsfocalpointsnetwork.org), and an unofficial English translation is at: Cote-DIvoire-NAP-2-2019-2023_french_ENG-translation-Google-Translate.pdf (wpsnaps.org)
Objectives of the 2019-2023 NAP
The NAP comprises 4 overarching strategic objectives:
- to reduce the risk of conflict and to eliminate violence against women and children in conflict and post-conflict situations;
- to increase the participation and contribution of women in mediation and peace-building mechanisms and in post-crisis reforms;
- to effectively protect women and children against gender-based violence and conflict-related sexual violence;
- to ensure effective coordination, funding, dissemination and monitoring and evaluation of the implementation of the NAP.
Côte d’Ivoire has a recent history of armed conflict, with two civil wars being fought between 2002-2007 and 2010-2011.
The NAP details which agency is responsible for implementation of the activities to be undertaken, together with a budget for each task.
Involvement of Civil Society in development of the NAP
Civil society organisations participated in the creation of this NAP, and are recognised as being important for its implementation, monitoring and evaluation. The NAP proposes the establishment of a platform of civil society organisations involved in WPS matters, which will be the interface with the government for consultation on implementation and evaluation of the NAP (p20 of the English translation).
UN Peacekeeping Statistics
As of May 2023 Côte d’Ivoire contributed a total of 729 UN peacekeeping personnel:
Women in Peacekeeping
While Côte d’Ivoire’s NAP is primarily focused on combating conflict-related gender-based violence, it emphasises the role of women in conflict resolution. In this regard, one of the explicit aims is to increase the recruitment of women into the police and armed forces and, by extension, in peacekeeping operations, as well as seeking to improve women’s position within the respective organisations.
References and sources:
NAP 2019-2023 in French:
NPA 2019-2023 in English
United Nations Peacekeeping. (July 2023): Troop and police contributors | United Nations Peacekeeping
Contribution of Uniformed Personnel to UN by Country, Mission, and Personnel Type (May 2023): 05-Missions Detailed By Country
UN She stands for peace: She Stands For Peace | (un.org) access to African country NAPS: