The UN Development Program in Libya (UNDP) has committed $883,503.00 to the ‘Promoting Elections for the People of Libya’ (PEOPLE) project, according to a statement by the UNPD on Tuesday.

UNPD said the High National Elections Commission (HNEC)’s Chairperson, Emad Al-Sayeh signed an agreement with the UNDP Resident Representative, Marc-André Franche, to use the contribution to increase funding available for the procurement of electoral materials, in preparation for the country’s upcoming Presidential and Parliamentary elections.

"The PEOPLE project supports the capacity and readiness of the HNEC to prepare and conduct electoral events. Under Libyan leadership, the project is implemented by the United Nations Electoral Support Team (UNEST), comprising experts from the UNDP Libya and the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), who provide technical advice and support." The statement said.

Meanwhile, Al-Sayeh said HNEC signed the cost-sharing agreement with UNDP Libya to provide support to HNEC through local and international partners and to cover the procurement of electoral materials to be used in the upcoming December24 elections.

“By contributing to efforts led by UNDP and UNSMIL, HNEC is supporting the right of Libyan people to determine their own leadership through elections. Along with other partners, UNDP is standing by Libya to further advance the country’s progress on free, inclusive and fair elections’’. Franche indicated.