11th Meeting Of The Executive Board Of The Association Of World Election Bodies:
Chief Election Commissioner of India led a three-member Election Commission of India (ECI) delegation to Cartagena, Colombia to attended the 11th meeting of the Executive Board of the Association of World Election Bodies (A-WEB).
- Association of World Election Bodies (A-WEB) is the largest association of Election Management Bodies (EMBs) worldwide.
- It was founded in October, 2013 in Seoul, Republic of Korea.
- Theme of 2023 meeting: “A global view on the challenges of regional elections 2023”.
- The shared vision among its members of achieving sustainable democracy around the world through the strengthening of the processes of election management in member countries.
- It consists of 119 EMBs as Members & 20 Regional Associations/Organisations as Associate Members.
- India is a member of this association and is represented by the Election Commission of India (ECI)
- ECI took over as Chairperson for 2019-22 term and is presently a member of its Executive Board for 2022-24 in its capacity as immediate former Chair of A-WEB.
- In India A-WEB Centre has been established at New Delhi for documentation and research for sharing the best practices and training and capacity building of officials of A-WEB members.