ECI to host virtual Asian Regional Forum meet on “Making our Elections Inclusive, Accessible and Participative”
Asian Regional Forum meeting is a precursor to the “Global Summit for Democracy” to be hosted by the National Electoral Institute of Mexico
Five Regional Forums for America, Africa, Asia, Europe, North Africa & Middle East were created as part of the Global Summit for Democracy.
The Election Commission of India will be hosting a virtual meeting of the ‘Asian Regional Forum’ on the theme “Making our Elections Inclusive, Accessible and Participative” at Nirvachan Sadan on August 11, 2022.
This Regional Forum meet is the precursor to the “Global Summit for Democracy” to be hosted by the National Electoral Institute of Mexico in the coming month. The Global Summit and Regional Forum meet aims to generate synergy amongst international organizations, and electoral bodies from the world and to promote intellectual and institutional mobilization to strengthen electoral democracy in the world.
Shri Rajiv Kumar, Chief Election Commissioner of India, and Shri Anup Chandra Pandey, Election Commissioner will preside over the Asian Regional Forum meeting. The meeting will have participation from Election Management Bodies of Mexico, Mauritius, Philippines, Nepal, Uzbekistan, Maldives, and Representatives from International IDEA, Association of World Election Bodies (A-WEB), and International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES).
This Asian Regional Forum (ARF) meeting has two sessions. The first session is on ‘Inclusive Elections: Enhancing Participation of Youth, Gender and Citizens in Remote Areas’ which will be co-chaired by the Chief Election Commissioner from Mauritius and Nepal. The session will have representation from COMELEC Philippines and representatives from International IDEA and A-WEB.
The second session on ‘Accessible Elections: Enhancing Participation of Persons with Disabilities & Senior Citizens’ will be chaired by the Commissioner, COMELEC, Philippines, and CEC of Uzbekistan and will have representation from the Election Commission of Nepal & Maldives and IFES (Asia Pacific).
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