Support to the Electoral Process to the
Federal Republic of Somalia

UNDP/UNSOM Joint Programme


The overall objective of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) /United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia) UNSOM Joint Programme for “Support to Universal Suffrage Elections in the Federal Republic of Somalia” is to prepare the country for national, multi-party universal elections in Somalia in 2020, the country’s first universal suffrage since 1969.
The project focuses on the crucial electoral preparatory steps for universal elections, in particular: (i) support to the Federal Government of Somalia to develop the Electoral Law in a timely and consultative manner; (ii) capacity building and institutional development of the National Independent Electoral Commission (NIEC); (iii) support to the NIEC with preparations of electoral operations, including for voter registration; (vi) enhanced understanding of stakeholders and the public of electoral processes and operations.

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NIEC holds consultations with regional stakeholders in Somalia

Following the Mogadishu Agreement on 5 November 2017 between the Federal Government (FGS) and the different Federal Member States of Somalia (FMS)

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Somalia moves towards ‘one-person, one-vote’ elections in 2020-2021

On 13 December 2017, the National Independent Electoral Commission (NIEC) has launched a five-year Strategic Plan

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Voter registration feasibility study to prepare universal elections in Somalia

In preparation of Somalia universal elections, the first since 1969, the National Independent Electoral Commission

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Young female journalist uses the power of media to advocate for peace in Somalia

Leyla Osman Mohamud talks passionately about the role of media in achieving peace in Somalia, but her actions talk even louder than her words.

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NIEC holds consultations with regional stakeholders in Somalia

Jan 22, 2018 Following the Mogadishu Agreement on 5 November 2017 between the...

Somalia moves towards ‘one-person, one-vote’ elections in 2020-2021

  On 13 December 2017, the National Independent Electoral Commission (NIEC)...

Voter registration feasibility study to prepare universal elections in Somalia

  In preparation of Somalia universal elections, the first since 1969, the...
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2020

announced date of
next universal elections,
the first ones since 1969

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13 000

clan-based delegates who voted in 2016 per sub-clan for their representative in the Federal Parliament of Somalia.

Total contribution:
6.5 Million USD

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523

people benefited from different trainings provided by the projects to counterparts since 2015

Where We Work

Our Objectives


Develop the institutional capacity of National Independent Electoral Commission (NIEC) to fulfill its mandate to prepare for and conduct electoral operations, including at the subnational level.

Support the NIEC to conduct electoral operations to prepare for elections in 2020, including voter registration planning and voter education.

Support the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) to develop the electoral legal framework, including the system of representation, through a consultative and inclusive approach.

Our Objectives


Develop the institutional capacity of National Independent Electoral Commission (NIEC) to fulfill its mandate to prepare for and conduct electoral operations, including at the subnational level.

Support the NIEC to conduct electoral operations to prepare for elections in 2020, including voter registration planning and voter education.

Support the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) to develop the electoral legal framework, including the system of representation, through a consultative and inclusive approach.

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