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Association of World Election Bodies (A-WEB)

Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate.

Association of World Election Bodies (A-WEB):


Context:

Election Commission of India has completed one year of Chairmanship of the Association of World Election Bodies (A-WEB).

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 & 16 Regional Associations/Organisations as Associate Members.

Sources: PIB.