Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to Accept IFES' 2018 Democracy Award

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Kofi Annan, Joint Special Envoy of the United Nations and the Arab League for Syria speaks during a news conference following the Action Group on Syria meeting in the Palace of Nations, Saturday, June 30, 2012, at the United Nations' Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.

The Board of Directors and staff of IFES mourn the passing of Kofi Annan, former secretary general of the United Nations, chairman of the Kofi Annan Foundation and Nobel Peace Laureate, on August 18, 2018, at the age of 80.

IFES President and CEO Bill Sweeney and Inclusion Advisor Virginia Atkinson sign a pledge to eliminate discrimination and promote leadership of persons with disabilities at the Civil Society Forum of the DFID Global Disability Summit on July 23.

On August 10, IFES became a member of the United States International Council on Disability (USICD). USICD, a network of organizations that promotes inclusion of disability perspectives in U.S. foreign policy and aid, spans organizations and individuals in more than 30 U.S. states and a number of foreign countries.

IFES is pleased to announce that Dong Nguyen Huu, a distinguished elections expert who is currently an advisor to the three Mexican electoral authorities, has supported numerous elections worldwide and served on IFES’ Executive Advisory Board, is the recipient of the 2018 Joe C. Baxter Award.

Elections by the Numbers

Zimbabwe number of registered voters: 5.7 million

On July 30, Zimbabwean citizens went to the polls for general elections. Former President Robert Mugabe resigned in November 2017 after 37 years in office, and this major political transition raised the stakes for the elections and created an opportunity for increased competitiveness in elections. To help you understand this important electoral process, IFES provides Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Elections in Zimbabwe: 2018 General Elections.

Mali number of registered voters: 8.5 million

On July 29, Mali held a presidential election, the country's fifth democratic presidential election since the introduction of multiparty politics in 1991. To help you understand this important electoral process, IFES provides Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Elections in Mali: 2018 Presidential Election.

On July 1, Mexico held presidential, legislative, and local elections. To help you understand this important electoral process, IFES provides Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Elections in Mexico: 2018 General Elections.