France Support Libya’s Elections with 1 Million Euros to the UNDP – Al Marsad

The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) on Tuesday revealed that France had provided 1 million euros to support Libya’s national elections.

(Libya, 15 April 2021) – A statement issued by the UNDP said that French Ambassador to Libya, Ms. Béatrice Le Fraper du Hellen, signed an agreement with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Representative, Mr. Gerardo Noto, by which France commits 1 million euros to support UNDP’s “Promoting Elections for the People of Libya” project, raising the total funds contributed by France to the project to 1,850,000 euros.

According to the statement, The project works to support the High National Elections Commission (HNEC) to prepare and hold national elections. Amongst capacity development assistance, UNDP works together with HNEC on strengthening the voter registration system. Among the project’s initiatives are the procuring of 12,000 ballot boxes and the issuing of voter cards which will be one of the prerequisites in voter identification at the polling stations to ensure a transparent process.

“Since the announcement of the decision of holding national elections on 24 December 2021 by the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum members in November 2020, UNDP has been able to raise Euro 2.8 million to enhance the readiness of the Commission for elections,” the statement added.

During the signing ceremony, French Ambassador Béatrice Le Fraper du Hellen stated: “France is fully committed to support Libyan presidential and parliamentary elections on 24 December 2021. We applaud the commitment of President Emad Sayeh of the High National Elections Commission and his whole team. We call on all actors to assist them in their mission and we thank once again UNDP for their commitment to work with and for the people of Libya.”