Special report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Operation in Côte d’Ivoire

The present report is submitted pursuant to paragraph 22 of Security Council resolution 2062 (2012), by which the Security Council requested me to undertake an assessment of the situation in Côte d’Ivoire and to provide a special report no later than 31 March 2013 with recommendations on benchmarks to measure and track progress towards the achievement of long-term stability in Côte d’Ivoire; recommendations on possible adjustments in the structure and strength of the United Nations Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI); options to reinforce inter-mission cooperation arrangements between UNOCI and the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL); and an update on the implementation of the UNOCI protection of civilians strategy.