HL Deb 18 January 2005 vol 668 c99WA
Lord Avebury

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What reasons they have been given for the resignation of the head of the United Nations mission in the Côte d'Ivoire. [HL585]

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean

The United Nations Secretary-General has given us no specific reasons for Mr Teveodjre's resignation as Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Côte d'Ivoire. However, a spokeswoman for the UN mission said that Mr Teveodjre decided to resign after Ivorian government forces launched a series of air raids on the north of the country and Mr Teveodjre himself is reported to have said that he was leaving to focus on other priorities.