CEC Sh Sunil Arora gets Chairmanship of Association of World Election Bodies

Chief Election Commissioner, Shri Sunil Arora assumed Chairmanship of Association of World Election Bodies (AWEB) for the term 2019-21 as India takes over the Chair from Romania on 3rd Sep,2019. India was unanimously nominated to be the Vice-Chair of AWEB at the last General Assembly held at Bucharest in 2017. The AWEB Flag was handed […]

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DR Congo: UN envoy calls for ‘a level playing field’ in key upcoming elections

Major progress has been made on preparations for the upcoming elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, but “conditions for a level playing field are not yet in place”, said the most senior United Nations official based in the country. “While significant progress has been made to respect the stages of the calendar process, […]

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UN chief welcomes DR Congo President’s promise to stand down

10 August 2018 Peace and Security The United Nations Secretary-General has commended the President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Joseph Kabila’s decision on Thursday, not to stand in elections scheduled to take place on 23 December. In line with constitutional rules, Mr. Kabila was due to end his mandate as leader of […]

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Central Africa: Security Council concerned by ‘grave security situation’, calls for better agency cooperation

10 August 2018 Peace and Security With Central African countries beset by ongoing terrorist activity, instability and the effects of climate change, the Security Council has asked the United Nations Secretary-General to review the work of the UN Regional Office for Central Africa (UNOCA), and recommend areas for improvement. In a Presidential Statement released on […]

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