Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.
Association of World Election Bodies
Context: Election Commission is hosting the 4th General Assembly of Association of World Election Bodies (A-WEB) at Bengaluru.
India will take over as A-WEB’s Chair for the 2019-21 term.
About The Association of World Election Bodies (A-WEB):
It is the largest association of Election Management Bodies (EMBs) worldwide.
Established on October 14, 2013 in Song-do, South Korea.
Permanent secretariat is located at Seoul.
Aims to foster efficiency and effectiveness in conducting free, fair, transparent and participative elections worldwide.
Composition: 115 EMBs as Members & 20 Regional Associations/Organisations as Associate Members. 24 EMBs from Asia, 37 from Africa, 31 from America, 17 from Europe & 6 from Oceania presently are members of A WEB.