Unión Interamericana de Organismos Electorales (UNIORE)

Inter-American Union of Electoral Organizations

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1991-11-22 Caracas Venezuela


Founded 22 Nov 1991, Caracas (Venezuela), during a joint meeting convened by D-XM4590 - Association of Electoral Organizations of Central America and the Caribbean (Tikal Protocol) and D-XD6193 - Association of South American Electoral Organizations (Quito Protocol). Decisions have the character of recommendations and orientations for the organisms that integrate it.


Increase cooperation between member associations and individual Electoral Organizations belonging to the Union; promote the sharing of information on electoral systems; foster participation of representatives of member organizations in an observer capacity in electoral processes, at the invitation of the country where they are held which shall provide the necessary facilities as far as is practicable in terms of its own resources; formulate general recommendations for member organizations; promote honest, efficient and democratic electoral systems which guarantee universal suffrage and a free and secret ballot; provide support and assistance, as far as practicable, to Electoral Organizations which request it.


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Governing body: Inter-American Conference of Electoral Organizations; Conference (every 2 years) chaired by Host Organization.


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