1st November 2021, Tripoli (LIBYA). The High National Elections Commission (HNEC)’s Chairperson, Dr. Emad Alsayeh (R) with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Representative, Mr. Marc-André Franche (L) shaking hands after signing the cost-sharing agreement. UNDP Libya/Malek Almoghrabi

Tripoli, 01/November/2021 – Today, the High National Elections Commission (HNEC)’s Chairperson, Dr. Emad Alsayeh signed an agreement with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Representative, Mr. Marc-André Franche, at its Headquarters, committing US$ 883,503.00 to the ‘Promoting Elections for the People of Libya’ (PEPOL) project.

Specifically, the contribution will increase funding available for the procurement of electoral materials, in preparation for the country’s upcoming Presidential and Parliamentary elections.

The PEPOL project supports the capacity and readiness of the HNEC to prepare and conduct electoral events. Under Libyan leadership, the project is implemented by the United Nations Electoral Support Team (UNEST), comprising experts from the UNDP Libya and the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), who provide technical advice and support.

During the signing ceremony, the HNEC chairperson Dr. Emad Alsayeh stated: "we signed today the cost-sharing agreement with UNDP Libya that provides support to HNEC through local and international partners. This agreement is to cover the procurement of  electoral materials to be used in the upcoming 24th December elections".

On his part, UNDP Resident Representative, Mr. Franche, said “By contributing to efforts led by UNDP and UNSMIL, HNEC is supporting the right of Libyan people to determine their own leadership through elections. Along with other partners, UNDP is standing by Libya to further advance the country’s progress on free, inclusive and fair elections’’.

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