GPECS II - EU-UNDP Joint Task Force on Electoral Assistance
The European Commission (EC) and UNDP share a common vision towards the virtues of democratic governance and elections. Both institutions recognize the value electoral assistance holds in supporting the long-term improvement in a nation’s democratic development. Electoral assistance projects constitute the largest area of EC-UNDP programmatic cooperation on the ground. Since 1995, UNDP and the EC have partnered on over 150 electoral assistance projects worth over a billion dollars. The EC-UNDP Joint Task Force on Electoral Assistance (JTF) has been established with the objective to identify, formulate, implement, support and monitor all of the EC-UNDP electoral assistance projects. The JTF is coordinated by the UN/UNDP Brussels Office and is composed of the relevant EC and UNDP staff and advisors dealing with electoral assistance at HQ level.