Print this article   Email this to a friend

Côte d'Ivoire

Declaration on Côte d'Ivoire

22 December 2010

The Socialist International has followed with great concern the continuing post-electoral crisis in the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire, a crisis which, as the days go by, acquires new and more dramatic dimensions, among them the unacceptable loss of life, the deterioration of the integrity of the State and its political institutions, and the serious threats to stability and peace in that nation and in that region of Africa. This crisis has also revealed that the deep divisions and differences within Ivorian society that emerged during the conflict of 2002-2003 persist today, and can be found at the root of the current grave situation.

The United Nations, the African Union, the Economic Community of West African States and member parties of the Socialist International, among others from the international community and from countries of the region and sub-region, have in the meantime expressed their views on the outcome of the ballot in the second round of the presidential elections that took place on 28 November 2010.

Considering the leading role of socialist, social democratic and progressive African parties in the advancement and consolidation of democracy and conflict-resolution in that continent, the Socialist International, which has always been at the forefront in promoting the universal values of democracy and peace, calls on the outgoing President Laurent Gbagbo to take the decision that the international community as a whole requests of him today.

Recognising Laurent Gbagbo’s contribution to the establishment of multi-party democracy in Côte d’Ivoire and to the advancement of peace and reconciliation in his country after the 2002-2003 crisis, we are confident that the outgoing President will have in mind in this, one of his most important decisions, the highest interests of Côte d’Ivoire and its people, many of whom share the values of the Ivorian Popular Front, FPI, in their efforts for democracy, opportunity and peace.

We also call on all international actors to immediately make all the efforts that are now required to contribute to the urgent advancement of a process of national reconciliation in Côte d’Ivoire and to policies of inclusion and confidence-building between the different national political actors to secure a future of peace and genuine national unity.

22 December 2010


Socialist International

Resolutions and Decisions of the XXV SI Congress

Report to the XXV SI Congress


Press coverage


SI in the News






Member parties in government

List of SI member parties in government 


Member Party Congresses


Social Democratic Party
16th Congress
24-25 February 2018


Equatorial Guinea
Convergence for Social Democracy, CPDS
6th Congress
16-18 March 2018


Party for Democracy and Socialism of Niger, PNDS
7th Congress
24-25 March 2018


Socialist Party, PS
7-8 April 2018



Finances of the InternationAl

Budget and accounts




General election
4 March 2018


Parliamentary election
11 March 2018


General election
8 March


Russian Federation
Presidential election
18 March 2018


Report of the Secretary General

Resolutions and Decisions of the XXIV Congress


International Women's Day 2016

Planet 50-50 by 2030:
Step It Up for Gender Equality


In support of democracy in Uganda

22 FEBRUARY 2016

In recent years the people of Africa have continued advancing and moving forward democratic governance in an important number of countries of the region. Today, more and more people in that continent enjoy freedoms and rights, a precondition for progress, development and peace. Members of the Socialist International in a good number of countries in Africa have been protagonists and actors of an era of change that has been bringing new opportunities and a new face to the political life of the continent. Nevertheless, authoritarianism, oppression and other evils of the past still linger in the political life of some of the countries in the region...


SI Solidarity with the Pakistani people

28 March 2016

The Socialist International expresses its solidarity with the people of Pakistan as they come to terms with the horrendous terrorist attack carried out yesterday near Lahore. Over 70 people lost their lives as they enjoyed a Sunday afternoon in the park, including numerous women and children, and over 300 were injured. We strongly denounce this violent act, as we have other such terrorist attacks in Pakistan and elsewhere. Our thoughts and condolences are with the family and friends of the deceased and our sympathy is with all those injured and suffering as a result... 


SI denounces ruling against amnesty and reconciliation law in Venezuela

12 April 2016

The Socialist International denounces the grave disregard of the sovereign will of the Venezuelan people and the usurpation of powers by the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) of the country, which yesterday declared as unconstitutional the Amnesty and National Reconciliation Law that had been approved by a majority in the National Assembly on 29 March this year. The resounding electoral victory in the elections to the National Assembly at the beginning of December 2015 was based on a clear proposal...

CIS, Caucasus and Black Sea

SI calls for an immediate end to the confrontation between Azerbaijanis and Armenians

04 APRIL 2016

The Socialist International has followed with great concern the hostilities and attacks that have taken place in the last 48 hours between Armenians and Azerbaijanis with a regrettable loss of numerous lives. Our International calls for an immediate ceasefire and for an end to these hostilities, and at the same time reiterates the urgent need for a resumption of dialogue within the framework of the Minsk Group, a body accepted by both Armenia and Azerbaijan and recognised by the multilateral organisations, to resolve through negotiation and in accordance with the principles of international law...


SI condemns terrorist attack in Nice and stands together with France

15 JULY 2015

The Socialist International vigorously condemns the despicable terrorist attack carried out last night during the Bastille Day celebrations in Nice that took the lives of at least 84 men, women and children, and left scores seriously injured. This horrific attack continues the path of successive acts of terrorism against innocent people in France and in other countries across the world, as extremists seek to generate a climate of fear and undermine democracy and the rights and freedoms people everywhere have fought to achieve.....


SI condemns coup attempt and supports democracy in Turkey

16 JULY 2016

The Socialist International condemns the attempt by military forces in Turkey last night and in the early hours of this morning, to bring down the legitimately elected government of the country. Our organisation wholeheartedly shares and fully supports the clear and unequivocal statements made by the leaders of the CHP and the HDP, members of our global political family, as the coup attempt unfolds. Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, leader of the CHP, said that the country had suffered previous coups and these developments should never be repeated in Turkey, adding that his party fully depends on the free will of the people, indispensable to Turkey’s parliamentary democracy…