UN Asks for Donor Funding Toward Burundi Elections


has appealed for USD3 million to finance the 2010 elections in Burundi.  According to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, the money will be needed by the country's National Independent Electoral Commission "to attend to most pressing tasks under its mandate."

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    Eliza Villarino

    Eliza Villarino is an associate editor for Devex and leads the company's news team in Manila. She played a critical role in conceptualizing the Development Newswire. Prior to joining Devex in 2004, she has already published articles and news briefs for Internet media organizations and for the Institute for Ethics and Economic Policy at Fordham University in New York. She earned her bachelor's in political science and master's in public affairs from the University of the Philippines. Eliza is a member of Mensa Philippines.