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Association of World Election Bodies

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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.

 

Sources: pib.