On April 28, 2016, the United Nations Security Council adopted a resolution lifting its entire sanctions regime on Côte d’Ivoire. According to a news report, the sanction included “an arms embargo . . . and targeted asset freezes and travel bans on people deemed by the Council’s Sanctions Committee to constitute a threat to the peace and reconciliation process.” The Council “welcom[ed] the progress achieved in the stabilization of Côte d’Ivoire, including in relation to disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration (DDR) and security sector reform (SSR), national reconciliation and the fight against impunity, as well as the successful conduct of the presidential election of 25 October 2015 and progress on the management of arms and related materiel as well as combating the illicit trafficking of natural resources.” In a second resolution, the Council authorized the final renewal of the mandate for the United Nations Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) for one year, in order to provide support to Ivorian security forces in the protection of civilians and assist the government in consolidating peace and stability.