election

New UN-backed blog site encourages Iraqis to take part in upcoming polls

A new United Nations-supported blog site just launched in Baghdad is the latest initiative to engage voters in the nascent democracy and motivate them to go to the polls on 31 January 2009 during the country’s provincial elections.

Ban appeals for peaceful conduct of Bangladesh's parliamentary polls

On the eve of Bangladesh’s “highly significant” parliamentary polls, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon reiterated his call for a peaceful electoral process in the South Asian nation, which has been beset by political violence and polarization in recent years.

Bangladesh’s first ever computerized voter list completed with UN backing

As Bangladesh gears up for its first parliamentary elections in seven years on 29 December, the first ever computerized photo voter list in the south Asian country containing pictures of more than 80 million people is now complete after taking 11 months to compile with United Nations help.

Ban welcomes lifting of Bangladesh’s state of emergency ahead of polls

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the lifting today of the state of emergency in Bangladesh as “a positive step” towards ensuring the right of all of its citizens to free, fair and credible parliamentary elections, which are slated for 29 December.