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NEC to Hold 2023 Seoul International Forum on Elections

Date :05/22/2023Read : 75

NEC to Hold 2023 Seoul International Forum on Elections

= Discussion on Sustainable Elections towards a Better Future=

The National Election Commission (NEC) of the Republic of Korea announced it will host the Seoul International Forum on Elections (SIFE) online on May 30 from 2 p.m. at the NEC Secretariat Office in Gwacheon.

SIFE, which began in 2015 and marks its ninth edition this year, is an international forum held annually by the NEC to discuss democracy and elections, inviting officials from world election bodies and international organizations.

Rho Tae-ak, the Chairperson of the NEC, will deliver opening remarks, and Danish Ambassador to the Republic of Korea Svend Olling and Secretary General of A-WEB Jang In-sik will deliver congratulatory remarks, while about 100 election officials and experts will be participating through the form of a webinar.

The forum is composed of two sessions under the theme ‘Sustainable Elections: Towards a Better Future.'

Session one, ‘Public Participation: A Sustainable Approach to Ensure Election Management Trust,' discusses ways to recover trust in election management and reflect the increased desire of the people to participate in politics.

Session two, ‘Campaign Materials: A Challenge for Voters’ Right to Know and Environmental Protection,' introduces cases of an eco-friendly production of election promotional materials, a means of guaranteeing voters' right to know and choice of candidates, and discusses ways to utilize them.

The NEC said it “hopes that this forum will be a meaningful event on our journey toward a brighter future for electoral democracy.”

The forum will be broadcast live through the official NEC YouTube channel.

Live broadcast: YouTube

Attachment: Program of the 2023 Seoul International Forum on Elections



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