One of the hottest telephone numbers in Afghanistan right now is a toll-free election information hotline set up with help from the United Nations, according to the world body’s mission in the South Asian nation.
The top United Nations official in Afghanistan joined the head of the country's human rights commission in urging all Afghans, including those who oppose the Government, to take part in this year's presidential and provincial council elections.
The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) today welcomed the publication of election results for the Caribbean country’s Senate although poor turn out meant that none of the candidates picked up sufficient votes to win a seat outright.
The United Nations country team in Moldova has urged the nation’s people to express their dissent peacefully and beseeched the country’s police to show restraint in the wake of violent confrontations following disputed parliamentary elections on 5 April.
The arrival of a massive shipment of election equipment in Haiti has brought the process of legislative polls to a new phase, the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) announced today.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today stressed the commitment of the United Nations to continue helping the people of Iraq, as he made a previously unannounced visit to Baghdad, nearly one week after the country held successful – and peaceful – provincial elections.
The Security Council today welcomed the holding of provincial, or governate, elections in Iraq on 31 January, while the top United Nations envoy to the strife-torn country called the poll a solid foundation for further progress this year.