23 September 2021, New York - Statement on behalf of the European Union and its Member States by H.E. Mr. Olof Skoog, Head of the Delegation of the European Union to the United Nations, at the Security Council Open Debate on the Maintenance of International Peace and Security: Climate and Security
In response to an invitation by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Honduras, the European Union (EU) has decided to deploy an EU Election Observation Mission (EOM) for the general elections scheduled for 28 November 2021.
Each EU missions works in the framework of a comprehensive approach. The mission works in agreement and coordination with the EU Delegations in the same area and in the framework of EU regional policies.
Upon the invitation of a foreign country organising democratic elections, the EU can decide to deploy an Election Observation Mission to the country's elections in consultation with the European Parliament and Member States.
Election observation gives the opportunity to assess an electoral process according to international standards. The EU is a leading global player in providing and financing electoral assistance complementary to election observation.