Our collaboration and support to the Government and people of Lesotho is governed by the Country Programme Document 2008-2013, which is based on the priority needs of the country. We are committed to build on and share experiences with our wide range of partners, to maximise the impact of poverty reduction initiatives of the Government of Lesotho in addressing these challenges. There are three main focus areas we work on.
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Parliamentary Elections in Lesotho
The United Nations congratulates the people of the Kingdom of Lesotho for the peaceful atmosphere that has prevailed during campaigning for the Parliamentary elections on 28 February.
The United Nations’ role in providing pre-electoral support to the Independent Electoral Commission, which consisted of technical assistance focusing on the areas of logistics, training, voter education and public outreach, and coordination of observer missions has now concluded. A free and fair, peaceful and credible election is a key milestone in Lesotho’s return to political stability and the United Nations applauds the work of the Independent Electoral Commission in preparing for the elections within a reduced timeframe, as well as the Southern African Development Community which has facilitated efforts to peacefully resolve political challenges in the country.
The United Nations encourages political leaders to continue to abide by the SADC-facilitated peace and security agreements, including the Electoral Pledge of December 2014, and to work within the electoral guidelines and processes.
The United Nations reaffirms its continued support to efforts in Lesotho to consolidate democracy and promote development.
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Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the Parliamentary Elections in Lesotho
The Secretary-General commends the work of the Independent Electoral Commission of Lesotho in preparing for the elections, as well as the Southern African Development Community, which has led efforts to peacefully resolve political challenges in the country. The successful completion of this process will be an important step in Lesotho’s return to political normalcy.
The Secretary-General reaffirms the readiness of the United Nations to continue to support efforts in Lesotho to consolidate democracy and advance justice and development for the benefit of all the people of the country.