Why is it in the news?
- It was recently reported that India will take over as A-WEB’s Chair for the 2019-21 term
What is Association of World Election Bodies (A-WEB)?
- It is the largest association of Election Management Bodies (EMBs) worldwide.
- Permanent secretariat of A-WEB → in Seoul, South Korea.
- It was founded with the shared vision among its members of achieving sustainable democracy around the world
- A-WEB also undertakes Election Visitor and Observation Programmes in various countries to study various election management practices and share knowledge with other Member of EMBs.
India and A-WEB
- ECI has been its Executive Board Member since AWEB’s inception for two consecutive terms (2013-15 and 2015-17).
- During the A-WEB General Assembly, 2017 ECI was unanimously elected as Vice-Chair of A-WEB 2017-19.