, reading the resolution 1721, I saw no mention "that in the event of a collapse in the transition, the ruling cadres would be replaced by others from Ivorian civil society." The direct dialogue initiated in late 2006, shortly after the toxic waste scandal has rendered obsolete the resolution. Where the resolution strengthened the powers of Konan Banny and of the High Representative of the United Nations and it introduced Sassou Nguesso as a mediator, the direct dialogue composed the trio more