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Bonn, Germany: The UN sets aside 29 May as the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers to honour the memory of UN peacekeepers who have lost their lives in the cause of peace.

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Officers of armed groups attend a sensitization session led by Madina Dia  (Senegal) (right), UNV Electoral Advisor with MINUSCA's Electoral Assistance Division, Bambari Regional Office. (MINUSCA, 2015)
Central African Republic: Madina Dia is a UN Volunteer Electoral Advisor with the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic. She worked with local elections authorities to develop strategies for a peaceful election in December 2015. Following sensitization campaigns and training on the role of elections as the legal means to access power, independent legislative candidates from armed groups registered to serve their country. Read
Day 2 before the presidential elections in Mali: UN Volunteers prepare!
26 July 2013
Julio Botendi (DRC), a UNV Electoral Advisor, is preparing educational material for the elections to be distributed in Segou and Mopti (central Mali) to NGOs and civilians in Mali. These awareness-raising kits mainly include brochures to explain to voters the way to perform their civic duty. (UNV, 2013)
Bamako, Mali: While the first round of elections in Mali will take place in Mali on Sunday 28 July, United Nations Volunteers have been working hard for several weeks already. Often working late into the night, they look to support the Malian authorities in the organisation of transparent, inclusive and credible presidential elections in Mali. Read
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Making the best with what he has
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UN Volunteer Elisha Laizer from Tanzania repairs vehicles for the MONUSCO in Kamina in the Democratic Republic of Congo. (UNV, 2011)
“The biggest challenge is when I have to put on big shoes and walk the same way I do with my normal size shoes,” says UN Volunteer Elisha Laizer. By this I mean: “When my clients expect quality service regardless of the in­adequate resources I have on the ground.” Read
Electoral challenges for new UN Volunteers in Timor-Leste
08 July 2011
These UNV Electoral Officers and Advisors were among the 20 UN Volunteers from around the world who reported for duty in Dili, Timor-Leste last week, to support fair national elections in 2012. A second team of UN Volunteers is expected to join the UN Electoral Support Team’s efforts at the end of July. (UNV, 2011)
Dili, Timor-Leste: Last week, the UNV Field Unit welcomed its 20 newest members who reported for their assignments as UNV Electoral Officers and Advisors in the country’s 2012 national elections.

These fast approaching 2012 elections are a vast undertaking, requiring a  great deal of preparation, much of which needs to be done well in  advance. The newly arrived UN Volunteers will be supporting the  electoral process. Read
Countries:  Timor-Leste

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