Brazil gives $300,000 to support elections in HaitiFeb 13, 0011
Port-au-Prince - The Government of Brazil contributed an additional US$300,000 to UNDP to support the second round of legislative and presidential elections which will take place on March 20th throughout Haiti.
H. E. Antonio Patriota, Brazilian Minister for External Relations handed over a cheque to Ms. Rebeca Grynspan, UNDP Associate Administrator who is currently on a three-day visit to the country.
UNDP manages the funds from the international community in support of elections. The project assures the provision of sensitive and non-sensitive materials, payroll management for core electoral functions and the provision of technical support. UNDP supports the process in partnership with MINUSTAH, the OAS and bilateral donors. Last week, the Provisional Electoral Council announced it needed an additional US$2.4 million, including a deficit of $1.2 million from the first round, to organize the second round.