New Declaration of Principles
The Global Network of Domestic Elections Monitors announced the formal launch of the Declaration of Global Principles for Nonpartisan Election Observation and Monitoring by Citizen Organizations on 2 April 2012. This great achievement was the result of the efforts of many domestic observer groups all around the world with the help and support of the National Democratic Institute (NDI).
The NEEDS project was proud to support these efforts by promoting the adoption of the Declaration through training events for domestic observer organisations in Kigali, Shanghai, Tunis, Brussels and Cairo. NEEDS also ensured the participation of the main drafters of the Declaration at the Global Forum of Domestic Observers organised by the European Commission in July 2010. This provided the opportunity to present the draft and fine-tune the future Declaration with the 85 domestic observer organisations that took part.