Political Parties Dialogue on the Revision of Code of Conduct in Liberia

Political Parties Dialogue on the Revision of Code of Conduct Liberia

The National Elections Commission (NEC) has conducted a two-day dialogue among political parties and coalitions to review their Code of Conduct ahead of the 2020 Special Senatorial Elections (SSE). The exercise was supported by the UNDP Elections Project with funding from the European Union, Sweden, Ireland, and Canada. It is a follow-up to the earlier […]

By-elections Successfully Completed in Nepal

By-elections Successfully Completed in Nepal

Nepal successfully completed the by-elections on 30 November to fill 52 vacant positions at the local, provincial and federal levels. The total number of candidates who contended for the elections was 337, out of whom 34 were female. The by-elections were completed in a manner generally accepted as peaceful, with the vote counting and the […]

Press release: inter-party dialogue on the prevention of electoral violence in Liberia

Press release liberia interparty dialogue prevention electoral violence

UNDP and partners -the European Union, Irish Aid, the Governments of Canada and Sweden, are supporting the National Elections Commission (NEC) to conduct an Inter-Party Dialogue on the Prevention (IPDP) of electoral violence in Liberia. The dialogue, which was held from 4 to 5 September 2019 at Jacky’s Hotel in Ganta, Nimba County, aimed at […]

Capacitating Community Learning Centres on Democracy and Elections

Capacitating Community Learning Centres on Democracy and Elections

A five-day workshop on developing capacities of Community Learning Centres (CLCs) on facilitation, management and civic education was organised in Bhaktapur from 5 – 9 August 2019. The participants of the workshop included members of 22 CLCs from Bhaktapur municipality. The CLC is a community-based non-formal educational institution that provides a range of services and […]

Solomon Islands: Supporting women leaders in small communities

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On 23 July, the project marked the launch of the “Outstanding Women of Solomon Islands” initiative, focusing on the identification and acknowledgement of women leaders in small communities. The aim of the initiative is to draw out the women who are most valued and respected in their communities because of their actions, behaviour or just […]

Nepal Celebrates the World Press Freedom Day

Nepal Celebrates the World Press Freedom Day

This year, Nepal marked World Press Freedom Day with the theme: “Media for Democracy and Peace: Journalism and Elections in the Age of the Internet.” Nepal’s Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MoCIT), the Election Commission Nepal (ECN), the Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) together with the European Union (EU), UNESCO Nepal and UNDP organised […]

Peaceful General Election in the Solomon Islands

Solomon Islands elections

On 3 April 2019, Solomon Islands held the first national general election since the departure of the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) in June 2017. The polling, organized by Solomon Islands Electoral Office (SIEO), was smooth with no serious disruptions, and the results for all 50 constituencies were announced by 7 April. The […]

Legislative elections held peacefully in Guinea-Bissau

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Legislative elections were held in Guinea Bissau on 10 March in a “peaceful and orderly manner”.  Polling stations generally opened on time (7 am) and early morning turnout was the most significant. Throughout the day, no major security incident was reported. Security officers were present in many polling stations except few, in the regions of […]