Secretariat for Political Affairs (SAP)
Department of Electoral Cooperation and Observation (DECO)

About the IX Meeting

The Organization of American States (OAS), through its Department for Electoral Cooperation and Observation of the Secretariat for Political Affairs, the National Board of Elections (JNE) and the National Office of Electoral Processes (ONPE) of Peru; organized the IX Inter-American Meeting for Electoral Management Bodies in Lima, Peru, on the 24th and 25th of November 2014.

Electoral officials were able to share experiences, analyzing three major topics: strategies to confront criticisms of electoral authorities, governmental intervention in elections, and quality management systems of electoral processes (ISO electoral). These issues were discussed in three panels that allowed the exchange of best practices in the Americas.

The Inter-American Meetings are aimed to facilitate the access of Electoral Authorities (EAA) to knowledge, experience and best practices in several related to the organization and administration of electoral processes topics. More specifically, these meetings facilitate horizontal cooperation to strengthen continuously installed capacity of these organizations and keep improving the process of elections in the Americas.