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UN agency to begin training electoral observers ahead of Solomon Islands polls

Publisher UN News Service
Publication Date 30 July 2010
Cite as UN News Service, UN agency to begin training electoral observers ahead of Solomon Islands polls, 30 July 2010, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4c57cf05c.html [accessed 30 August 2014]
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Officials from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will this weekend begin training and briefing more than 60 international observers who have arrived in the Solomon Islands to monitor parliamentary elections being staged next week.

A team from UNDP and other development partners will give deployment plans, pre- and post-election briefings, and administrative, logistical and operational support to the observers, according to a statement issued by the agency yesterday in Honiara, the national capital.

The observers, working in pairs, are expected to monitor conduct at more than 180 of the nearly 900 polling stations being set up across the Pacific archipelago for next Wednesday's ballot

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