UNDP LEAP provided technical assistance and advisory support to the Lebanese government to prepare, organize and conduct the 2016 local and 2018 parliamentary elections, in accordance with international standards.
During the preparation for the conduct of these national elections, UNDP LEAP provided worked closely with the electoral management body in Lebanon – the Ministry of Interior and Municipalities – and the Supervisory Commission for Elections (during the parliamentary elections) in key areas such as:
In addition, UNDP LEAP supported the Constitutional Council in enhancing its administrative capacities to facilitate their work during the post parliamentary elections period where the council is expecting to receive electoral challenges.
Under the framework of Voter Education, UNDP LEAP developed and produced several awareness campaigns targeting the public at large, women and youth, aiming at encouraging them to participate in elections.
UNDP LEAP also collaborated and partnered with UN agencies and UNDP projects, as well as civil society to enhance women’s participation, as candidates and voters, in elections in an effective way.
Under the same context, the project conducted several info sessions targeting women and youth across the country to provide them with information on the new electoral law.