As part of the larger Africa and West Asia Region, our sub-regional office in Tunis supports electoral process, constitution-building, and enhancing political participation in the region. We work and partner with government bodies, election administrators, civil society organizations, international organizations, political parties, universities, and legal and constitutional experts.

Our Tunis office has been working with national election management bodies (EMBs) in the region, as well as the Arab Network for Election Management Bodies, through the provision of technical assistance and in providing platforms for the different EMBs to share experiences and learned lessons from their own countries.

Further, from this office, our work in Yemen includes supporting the constitution-building process with the different Yemeni parties in collaboration with the Office of the Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General for Yemen. In Syria, we work with the National Agenda for the Future of Syria (NAFS), which is a programme that was developed by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), to discuss issues related to governance and elections in post-conflict Syria.

Our activities in the Tunis office also continue to support the active participation of women and youth in political life through programmes such as the Youth Democracy Academy and the ‘Respect for Women’s Political Rights’ project.

Tunisia in News & Events


Tunisians shout slogans during a protest against the referendum on a new constitution in Tunis, Tunisia, 23 July 2022 [Mohamed Messara/EPA-EFE]

Aftermath of Attack on Abyei, Ethiopia. Image credit: United Nations Photo is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.

Aftermath of Attack on Abyei, Ethiopia. Image credit: United Nations Photo is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.


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Network & Partners

African Network of Constitutional Lawyers (ANCL)
African Union
Arab EMBs Organization
Arab Network for Democratic Elections
Arab Network for Women in Elections
Association of Local Authorities in Namibia (ANLAN)
Botswana Association of Local Authorities (BALA)
Central Commission of Municipal Council Elections (CCMCE)
Central Election Commission (CEC): Palestine
ECOWAS Network of Electoral Commissions (ECONEC)
Human Rights Watch
Independent High Authority for Elections of Tunisia (ISIE)
Kvinna till Kvinna
Lebanese Association for Democratic Elections (LADE)
National Council of Human Rights (NCHR) Egypt
RECEF (Le Réseau des compétences électorales francophones)
Rewaq Baghdad Center For Public Policy
The African Union Democracy and Electoral Assistance Unit
The Arab Association of Constitutional Law
The Swedish Institute in Alexandria



7 Rue du Lac El Biban
Les Berges du Lac
1053 Tunis, Tunisia

Khameyel Fenniche
Head of Programme, Tunisia