The Mandate of the International Electoral Assistance
The Electoral Division (ED) of MONUSCO received its current mandate from the Security Council resolution 2053 dated on the 28 June 2012. This resolution and the document of “Projet d’appui au cycle electoral” (PACE) are the reference main documents of the International Electoral Assistance.
The resolution 2053, point 16, “decides that MONUSCO shall support the organization and conduct of provincial and local elections, through the provision of technical and logistical support, in accordance with the paragraph 7 of resolution 1991 (2011), decides further that this support will be continually assessed and reviewed according to progress made by the Congolese authorities on consolidating the credibility of the Commission Electorale Nationale Indépendante (CENI), agreeing on viable operational plans in order to ensure international support, adopting a realistic electoral calendar and continuing to ensure the full access of observers and political parties’ representatives to all electoral sites and operations, recalls the need for the Special Representative of the Secretary-General to promote and facilitate inclusive and transparent political dialogue among various Congolese stakeholders, including women groups, supports the establishment by the Congolese authorities of the Constitutional Court, calls upon the Election Partnership Committee to meet more regularly to closely follow and adapt international support to the electoral process, and requests the Secretary-General to report on these progress in his November report;”
This mandate takes into account the whole Electoral cycle: presidential, legislative and local elections. International Electoral Assistance (IEA) provides a technical, logistical and financial support to the Electoral Commission in order to ensure a sustainable electoral process.