The Election Commission will be hosting a virtual meet of the Asian Regional Forum in New Delhi on Thursday. This Regional Forum meet on the theme Making our Elections Inclusive, Accessible and Participative, is 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 the Regional Forum meets aim at generating synergy amongst international organizations, electoral bodies from the world and to promote intellectual and institutional mobilization to strengthen electoral democracy in the world.

Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar and Election Commissioner Anup

Chandra Pandey will preside over the Asian Regional Forum meet. It will have participation from Election Management Bodies of Mexico, Mauritius, Philippines, Nepal, Uzbekistan, Maldives and Representatives from Association of World Election Bodies and International Foundation for Electoral Systems.

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 second session will be on Accessible Elections: Enhancing Participation of  Persons with Disabilities and  Senior Citizens. 

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