U.S. Pledges Additional $8 Million to Fund Afghan Elections

We look forward to working with a government whose leaders have been democratically elected, who abide by international law and who respect human rights.

For Immediate Release

Monday, August 8, 2005
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- The United States has pledged an additional $8 million to supplement $32 million in U.S. funds already provided to authorities administering Afghanistan’s September 18 elections.
 
The United States has pledged an additional $8 million to supplement $32 million in U.S. funds already provided to authorities administering Afghanistan’s September 18 elections.
 
The contributions, which will be channeled through the United Nations Development Programme, will be used for public education, ballot production and transportation, recruitment and training of polling center workers, and other election-related activities.
 
With elections less than six weeks away, the United States urges the international community of donors to meet their financial obligations that will guarantee sufficient election-related funds.
 
The upcoming national assembly election scheduled for September 18 is a step forward towards building a stable, prosperous, and democratic Afghanistan.
 
We look forward to working with a government whose leaders have been democratically elected, who abide by international law and who respect human rights. The United States pledges to continue to support the people of Afghanistan as they move closer to achieving these goals.    

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