A couple of immediate reactions:
A) Based on this, allready the purpose of this action is being muddled by spokespeople. Is it to protect civilians? Is it to protect UN personnel? Is it to enforce the rule of law?
B) Ban ki-Moon is emphasizing that this does not mean the UN is a party to the conflict inside Cote d’Ivoire. At Opinio Juris there are some very good questions being asked about what this claims means.