Electoral Support Project in Armenia – 3 (ESPA-3)

ESPA-3

In response to a formal request from the Government of the Republic of Armenia to provide electoral assistance and based on recommendations of the UN Needs Assessment Mission and subsequent Desk Review for the pre-term elections, UNDP has developed this project to assist the Armenian stakeholders in holding of parliamentary elections on 20 June 2021, as well as in longer term transformation and capacity building of electoral management bodies.

WIth the financial support of:

Objectives of the project

The immediate assistance of ESPA-3 ahead of June 2021 parliamentary elections focused on strengthening institutional capacities of the Central Electoral Commission (CEC) of Armenia to ensure smooth process of voter authentication, introduce health and safety measures to mitigate the risks of COVID-19 and conduct voter awareness especially tailoring women and people with disabilities. In post-electoral period the project will conduct lessons learned exercises to identify areas for improvement and long-term UN assistance, as well as will focus on capacity building of the CEC through conduct of BRIDGE trainings and innovative ways of voter education and public outreach campaigns.

ESPA-3 is supported by the European Union, the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the Kingdom of Sweden, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and the UNDP as implementing partner.

Upcoming elections in the country

Pre-term parliamentary elections 20 June 2021