United Nations Will Assist Aceh in Preparing for Elections

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will assist with elections in Aceh that are expected to be held in November 2006. UNDP and Aceh’s Independent Elections Commission (KIP) signed an agreement to that effect.

UNDP will provide technical assistance and help the KIP Media Center disseminate information to voters, candidates, and the media. The “Aceh Local Election Support Project” is supported by the European Commission.

Some 20 elections at the provincial, district, and municipal levels will be held, with 2.5 million of Aceh’s 4 million people being eligible to vote.

Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization, “Aceh: UNDP to Help Prepare Regional Direct Elections in Aceh,” 22 June 2006.
Link: www.unpo.org/news_detail.php?arg=05&par=4768.