UNDP and NZ sign 5 million dollar partnership to support electoral processes in Vanuatu

Port Vila, Vanuatu – The New Zealand Government and the United Nations Development Programme signed a new three and a half year electoral project that will provide crucial technical and financial assistance to the electoral authorities in Vanuatu till the next general election in 2024.

Enhancing electoral operations and integrity in Vanuatu

Port Vila, Vanuatu – In an effort to further strengthen and make the electoral process in Vanuatu more efficient and coherent, the Vanuatu Electoral Environment Project (VEEP) implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), has handed over 300 translucent modern ballot boxes and uniquely numbered tamper evident seals to the Electoral Office.

New Ballot Boxes Boosts Vanuatu’s Electoral Office

Port Vila, Vanuatu — The Vanuatu Electoral office received a boost in operations with the hand-over of 100 international standard ballot boxes which will be used in the scheduled March 2018 Port Vila municipal elections.

NZ aids Vanuatu Electoral Office

The announcement was made through the United Nations Development Programme’s Vanuatu Electoral Environment Project which is working to improve civic education and voter awareness, to build the capacity of the electoral authorities and to enhance the voter registry.


The Ni-Vanuatu legislative framework sets out for an independent electoral management body, composed of two separate but inter-related institutions: the Electoral Commission (EC), a policy-making, oversight body, and the Vanuatu Electoral Office (VEO), a corresponding executive, operational arm. 

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