Secretariat for Strengthening Democracy (SSD)
Department of Electoral Cooperation and Observation (DECO)

The Department of Electoral Cooperation and Observation (DECO) of the Secretariat for Strengthening Democracy of the Organization of American States and the Superior Electoral Court of Brazil organized the X Inter-American Meeting of Electoral Management Bodies. The meeting was held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on November 19th and 20th, 2015.

The purpose of this meeting was to provide a forum for leaders or representatives of the highest electoral authorities to share experiences by analyzing three main topics: “The implementation of electoral reforms: regional trends and specific experiences”, “The use of social networks in electoral processes and campaigns” and “Political-electoral financing: how to ensure equity in the electoral process?”. These issues were addressed in three panels that allowed the exchange of best practices in the Americas.