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:
  • support to the Federal Government of Somalia to develop the Electoral Law in a timely and consultative manner;
  • capacity building and institutional development of the National Independent Electoral Commission (NIEC);
  • support to the NIEC with preparations of electoral operations, including for voter registration;
  • enhanced understanding of stakeholders and the public of electoral processes and operations.
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