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Netherlands to Support UN Electoral Assistance to Iraq with EUR 3 Million

The government of the Netherlands has agreed to support the UN efforts in Iraq for a successful election scheduled for mid-2021.

The United Nations in Iraq welcomed the contribution of EUR 3 million from the Netherlands to a UN-led project to support and assist capacity-building within the Iraqi Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC).

The Dutch funding will also support the deployment of UN electoral advisers as IHEC prepares the June 2021 nationals elections.

“The Netherlands is pleased to maintain its support to Iraq and specifically its electoral process. Free and fair elections are essential to further strengthen the voice of the Iraqi people,” Michel Rentenaar, Ambassador of the Netherlands to Iraq, said. Source