2015 Asian Electoral Stakeholder Forum Draws Much Needed Attention to Electoral Challenges in Asia

DILI, March 19, 2015 – The 2015 Asian Electoral Stakeholder Forum came to a successful close on March 19th after two days of substantive discussions and information sharing among representatives of Election Management Bodies(EMBs) and Civil Society Organizations(CSOs). Coming two years after the inaugural meeting of the AES Forum, this year’s co-hosts,

Election Management Bodies and Civil Society Come Together as Asian Electoral Stakeholder Forum Kicks Off in Dili, Timor-Leste

17 March 2015, DILI, TIMOR-LESTE– The historic second meeting of the Asian Electoral Stakeholder Forum (AES Forum) will take place in Dili, Timor-Leste on 18 & 19 March 2015. It brings together more than 120 representatives of Election Management Bodies and Civil Society Organizations from across Asia and the Community of Portuguese

ANFREL E-Bulletin Issue No.1

ANFREL's Asian Electoral Resource Center (AERC)  is pleased  to introduce its first ONLINE BULLETIN. The first ANFREL E-Bulletin covers election-related news and  ANFREL activities from July - December 2014. ANFREL E-bulletin is a new ANFREL quarterly publication that will contain relevant and important updates regarding the state of electoral democracy in the region. We

PEOPLE’S MOVEMENTS UNITING SOUTH ASIA FOR DEEPENING DEMOCRACY, SOCIAL JUSTICE & PEACE

We, the participants of People’s SAARC Convergence met in Kathmandu on 22-24 November 2014 to reaffirm our solemn commitments to justice, peace, security, human rights, and democracy in the region for equality for all and to eliminate all forms of discrimination. We have come together to challenge the systematic and structural marginalisation

ANFREL LAUNCHES ASIAN ELECTORAL RESOURCE CENTER (AERC)

ANFREL is pleased to introduce its latest program -- the Asian Electoral Resource Center (AERC). This new initiative will support ANFREL's work on capacity building by becoming an information center of all election-related materials in Asia. ANFREL wishes to invite you and all stakeholders for cooperation and support in this new endeavor.

Asia Democracy Network (ADN) Launches in Seoul on 22 October 2013

The Launching Assembly of the Asian Democracy Network met in Seoul on 22 October 2013, read the result of the Ceremony here: [embed width="650" height="850"]https://anfrel.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/ADN-Launching-Ceremony-Program-and-Seoul-Democracy-Declaration-2013-10-22-final.pdf[/embed] Or download as a PDF here: ADN Launching Ceremony Program and Seoul Democracy Declaration 2013 10 22 final  

2013-2016 Asia Election Calendar

 2013 – 2016 Election Calendar in Asia Find consolidated information about upcoming elections in Asia. The file here has a variety of information such as election dates, electoral systems, etc. Download the full file by clicking here Or view the file embedded in the page below: [embed width="650" height="850"]https://anfrel.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Election-Calendar-in-Asia-14-June-20131.pdf[/embed]    

ASIAN ELECTORAL STAKEHOLDER FORUM RELEASES THE BANGKOK DECLARATION ON FREE & FAIR ELECTIONS

Asian electoral management bodies and civil society organizations concluded their discussion of the Bangkok Declaration on Free and Fair Elections at the end of their first-ever gathering to promote democratic, transparent elections on the world's most populous continent.   [embed width="650" height="850"]https://anfrel.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/ANFREL-news-release-11-Dec-2012_Final.pdf[/embed]   [embed width="650" height="850"]https://anfrel.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/ANFREL-news-release-11-Dec-2012_Thai.pdf[/embed]

Promoting Electoral Integrity in Southeast Asia: ANFREL and ASEAN

Promoting Electoral Integrity in Southeast Asia: ANFREL and ASEAN Introduction This paper analyses the experience of the Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) in elections observation, in particular looking at the strengths and weaknesses of this regional civil-society led initiative in contributing towards the development of democracy in Asia. Meanwhile, the Association

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