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Local level elections in Province No. 2 enter the counting phase

The Election Commission Nepal (ECN) successfully conducted polling for the third and final phase of local level elections in Nepal on 18 September 2017. ECN declared that turnout in this phase was 77 percent of registered voters, the highest among all seven provinces,...

Election Commission of Nepal completes voter registration update

The Election Commission Nepal (ECN) conducted a new biometric voter registration drive from 16 July to 19 August 2017 and collected data from over 1.3 million voters across the country.   “As per preliminary details provided by our local offices, the number of new...

Press Release: Security Training in Liberia

  PRESS RELEASE 9 August 2017 In advance of the 10 October 2017 general elections in Liberia civilian security personnel are participating in a series of training sessions in electoral security with support of the multi-donor basket fund in cooperation with the...

Liberia: Exhibition of the Provisional Voter Register

The National Elections Commission (NEC) has successfully conducted the exhibition of the provisional voter register from 12 to 18 June 2017 in all of the 2080 exhibition centers across the 15 counties of the country.   This activity enabled voters to verify...

Local Elections Phase II concluded with large turnout in Nepal

On Wednesday 28 June 2017, polling for phase II of the historic local elections has been successfully completed with a significant turnout despite some threats of disruption in the voting process and monsoon rain. The second phase of the local elections in Nepal,...

Nepal 2017 Local Election e-Day

The Nepal local election is conducted in two phases: Polling for the local Units comprised in Provinces 3, 4 and 6 is on 14 May, and for those in Provinces 1, 2, 5 and 7 scheduled for 14 June. On Sunday 14 May, Nepali citizens voted to elect their representatives of...

Guinea: EU Funding Supports CENI Field Offices

UNDP and its partners are providing assistance to make the field offices of the elections commission (CENI) operational. On 31 March 2017, the 87 newly nominated members of the CEPI (Commissions Electorales Prefectorales Independantes) and the CESPI (Commissions...

Liberia Registers More Than 2 Million Voters

In preparation for the presidential and legislative elections in Liberia, scheduled to take place in October 2017, approximately 2.1 million people have registered to vote in the period of 7 February to 14 March. Approximately 48% of the registered voters are women....

Updates on Preparations of Upcoming Local Elections

On 15 March 2017 the Prime Minister Dahal called on Madhes-based parties to participate in the local elections scheduled for 14 May this year, and committed to reviewing the constitution in order to address their demands with regard to provincial and federal...

EU expresses hopes on upcoming elections in Armenia

On 30 March 2017, the EU Delegation in Armenia issued a press release expressing hope that the 2 April parliamentary election will lead to a peaceful outcome and urged all parties participating in elections “to abide by the letter and spirit of Armenia’s electoral...

Ongoing Support to the Electoral Process in Kenya

© UNDP Kenya With approximately 20 weeks left to the 8 August election, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) of Kenya has so far registered 79% of the potential voters, or 19.8 million out of the estimated 25.1 million who are eligible. Among...

Supporting Women’s Political Participation in Lebanon

The UNDP’s Lebanese Elections Assistance Project (LEAP), funded by the EU and in partnership with “Women in Front”, held training sessions to encourage women to participate in the political life as candidates and run for the upcoming parliamentary elections. The...

Somalia Elects the New President After Historic Elections

On 8 February, in a joint session of a recently elected Parliament, Mohamed Abdullahi “Farmaajo” Mohamed, was elected as the President of the Federal Government of Somalia, defeating 18 other candidates. In the second round, President Farmaajo, who served as the Prime...

Timor-Leste Elects the New President

On 20 March 2017, people of Timor-Leste went to the polls to elect the new president. On 22 March Technical Secretariat for Electoral Administration (STAE) announced the provisional results, according to which the former revolutionary leader Francisco Guterres, better...

Armenian women making a difference at the local and community level

In Armenia, women’s involvement in politics remains a challenge despite some positive achievements. Yet, initiatives at the local level are inspiring. They tell us about women of all ages and backgrounds who engage in the political life of their communities to address...

New Voter Authentication Devices (VADs) tested in Armenia

On 12 February, the Central Electoral Commission (CEC) of Armenia tested the new Voter Authentication Devices (VADs) which will be used for the first time during the upcoming parliamentary elections, scheduled for 2 April 2017. The equipment has been provided by the...

EC-UNDP Electoral Assistance Guidelines

On Friday 15th April 2016, UNDP Administrator Helen Clark met with European Union (EU) Development Commissioner Neven Mimica on the sidelines of the WB-IMF Spring Meetings in Washington to sign the revised European Commission (EC)-UNDP Electoral Assistance Guidelines....


The Participation of Women in Political Life
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Voter Authentication Devices Testing
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UNDP LEAP – Gender Quota
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2016 EC-UNDP Electoral Assistance Seminar

Gathering of EU Delegations and UNDP Country Offices in Brussels On 10 and 11 November 2016 the Joint Task Force (JTF) on Electoral Assistance organized a two-day seminar on Electoral Assistance for the staff of UNDP Country Offices (CO) and EU Delegations (EUD) from...