is a UNDP managed electoral assistance project, with the aim to developing and enhancing the overall institutional capacity of the Libyan High National Elections Commission (HNEC) to prepare for, conduct and administer, inclusive and credible balloting events in Libya.
The PEPOL project is funded by the government of the European Union, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and Japan. The HNEC also contributes to PEPOL, underscoring national ownership and financial commitment.
Responding to the World Health Organization declaration of a global pandemic, in 2020, an operational guidance document was developed for HNEC regarding the conduct of a massive operation with processes that require personal interaction, such as elections, while maintaining safety and hygiene standards and mitigating risk of infection. Election procedures were amended with a view to maintain electoral integrity and principles, while prioritizing health and safety.
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) project, “Promoting Elections for the People of Libya” (PEPOL) supports the capacity and readiness of Libya’s High National Elections Commission (HNEC) to prepare and conduct electoral events.