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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
Countries:  Mali
Making the best with what he has
16 September 2011
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
Accessible voting at selected polling centres
20 June 2011
UN Volunteer Pascual Remetio from the Philippines (third from the left) is Logistics Adviser in Timor-Leste. He assesses road conditions leading to polling centres, security, lighting and access to phone communication of the centres. (UNV, 2011)
Oecusse, Timor-Leste: During my six-month stay in Oecusse, Timor-Leste, I travelled to conduct assessment surveys of proposed new polling centres. Due to the frequent rain, most of the polling centres can be reached only by crossing a number of rivers. This is one of the most challenging aspects of my work - the slippery and winding roads and river beds make it dangerous and difficult to drive during rainy season. Read
Countries:  Timor-Leste
UN Volunteers assist in Chad's first local elections
20 May 2011
When Chadians went to the polls on 25 April  2011 in their country’s presidential elections, UNV Electoral Agents were on duty. (Toussaint Dan/UNV, 2011)
Ndjamena, Chad: Since assisting in Chad's presidential elections in April 2011, 21 UNV Electoral Agents have been supporting local branches of Chad’s Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI) in organizing the country’s first municipal elections which will be held later this year. Read
Countries:  Chad

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