The Hon. Kim Beazley, Australian Ambassador to the United States, observes as Australian Electoral Commissioner Ed Killesteyn and IFES President and CEO Bill Sweeney shake hands after signing a memorandum of understanding.
IFES and the Australian Electoral Commission signed a memorandum of understanding to reinforce already existing ties in order to develop and strengthen democratic institutions around the world.
Signed at the Australian Embassy in Washington, D.C. on November 5, 2012, the MoU aims to reach these goals through the hosting of events, conducting research, developing publications, promoting exchanges and implementing the Resources in Democracy, Governance and Elections (BRIDGE) professional development curriculum and training.
The document was signed by Australian Electoral Commissioner Ed Killesteyn and IFES President and CEO Bill Sweeney.