All the activities implemented by the Division are designed in order to ensure that, in one hand, citizens have greater trust in their political representatives and that, in the other hand, political representatives associate citizens to their decisions in an inclusive and transparent manner.

Through its actions and activities, the Division of Electoral Assistance directly contributes to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals 5 and 16 as well as indirectly to a number of others.

Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

5.5 Ensure women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making in political, economic and public life

Goal 16: Promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies

16.3 Promote the rule of law at the national and international levels and ensure equal access to justice for all

16.5 Substantially reduce corruption and bribery in all their forms

16.6 Develop effective, accountable and transparent institutions at all levels

16.7 Ensure responsive, inclusive, participatory and representative decision-making at all levels

16.10 Ensure public access to information and protect fundamental freedoms, in accordance with national legislation and international agreements