Sudan: UN allocates $ 91 million to support upcoming elections

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The National Elections Commission (NEC), the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the Ministry of International Cooperation, have signed an agreement according to which the UN shall provide 91 million US dollars as support for the upcoming general elections. The fund will also facilitate the issuing of ballot cards, Civic awareness campaigns and candidate education. Moreover this fund will help train election officers and local police to provide security during elections.

The money will enhance journalists skills to provide people with accurate and unbiased information about elections. The fund was contributed by governments of Italy, united kingdom, Norway Denmark, Sweden, Spain, Japan Netherlands and France.