UNDEF project launches guiding principles for elections in Africa
News from the Field, 21 November 2011
A new set of guiding principles for free, fair and transparent elections in Africa was launched in Accra, Ghana, on the International Day of Democracy as part of a project made possible by UNDEF. The document, known as the Accra Principles for Electoral Justice, was presented on 15 September by the Association of African Election Authorities in conjunction with Tiri, an organization pioneering institutional and organizational integrity. The event formed part of an UNDEF-funded initiative in Africa to strengthen integrity standards of the electoral process, advance political accountability, build trust among key stakeholders, and improve the credibility of electoral decisions.