International Participation

NAMFREL’s involvement in the international electoral scene include invitations by the United Nations and UNDP to monitor elections in Cambodia, as well as receiving several nominations to the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize from notable organizations such as the Carnegie Endowment For International Peace and the International Human Rights Law Group, both based in Washington, D.C.

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Internationally, NAMFREL volunteers have worked as trainers, observer team members, election administrators and resource persons in 43 countries so far, namely:

Afghanistan
Argentina
Bangladesh
Bulgaria
Burma (Myanmar)
Cambodia
Chile
China
Colombia
Cote D’Ivoire
Denmark
Egypt
Guyana
Haiti
Hong Kong

Indonesia

Iraq
Kazakhstan
Lebanon
Liberia
Malaysia
Mexico
Mongolia
Mozambique
Nepal
Pakistan

Papua New Guinea
Peru
Portugal

Romania
Russia
Saudi Arabia
Solomon Islands
South Africa
South Korea
Sri Lanka
Taiwan
Tanzania
Thailand
Timor Leste
U.S.A.
Uzbekistan
Zambia

NAMFREL volunteers have been directly involved in the creation of similar election monitoring organizations in some of these countries.
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DECLARATION OF GLOBAL PRINCIPLES FOR NONPARTISAN ELECTION OBSERVATION AND MONITORING BY CITIZEN ORGANIZATIONS

ASEAN Election Management Bodies’ Forum
The wave of democratization sweeping throughout several regions has allowed the emergence of new democracies. Elections have been recognized as an important process in consolidating and sustaining these new democracies, with electoral management bodies (EMBs) becoming the prominent institution in respective societies. Given the importance and these responsibilities, EMBs felt increasing need to learn and share experiences and knowledge among their peers to share views and discuss common issues leading to the formation of the regional EMB associations. These forums are now regarded as a necessity to continue the improvement of electoral processes and for strengthening democracy.  continued >>>

Videos from 'Use of Modern Technology in the 2010 Philippine General Elections'
In May 2010, the citizens of the Philippines submitted their votes using electronic technologies for the first time, creating new challenges for election administrators and monitors seeking to ensure a transparent process. What can the rest of the world learn from the Philippine experience? What can we do as individual election monitoring organizations, and collectively as GNDEM to help improve electoral processes and share best practices? continued >>>

Mongolian Electoral Observers Seminar and Study Tour in PHL
On November 8 to 11, 2010 a delegation from Mongolia will visit the Philippines for an Electoral Seminar and Study Tour to be conducted by NAMFREL with the support of the Open Society Forum. The aim of the study tour is to provide opportunities for Mongolia’s key stakeholders to learn from the Philippines experience in ensuring the integrity of democratic elections and electoral process. continued >>>

NAMFREL participates in EU forum on domestic election observation in Brussels, Belgium
Upon the invitation of the European Union, NAMFREL Membership Committee Chair Mr. Damaso Magbual, and Special Projects Committee Chair Ms. Corazon Ignacio, participated in the Forum on Enhancing EU Support to Domestic Election Observers, held on July 14 and 15 in Brussels, Belgium.  continued >>>

Afghanistan Elections 2009 
NAMFREL officers observed the August 20, 2009 presidential election in Afghanistan as members of the international observer team of Bangkok-based Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) continued >>>
 
 
 
 
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