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The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) regularly disseminates press releases and statements on critical issues. Our senior representatives meet with policymakers around the world and are often called to testify on the impact of democracy assistance by U.S. lawmakers. We value every opportunity to highlight the importance of democracy assistance and the need for sustained support for our mission to give citizens a voice in how they are governed.


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Daniela Colaiacovo, DIrector of Communications

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24 Aug 2017 | Feature

In this video message, Dr. Thorpe explains how an IFES review of the NEC, documented in a report, became the blueprint for her tenure as head of the NEC. “Literally everything had to be dismantled...

24 Aug 2017 | Feature

As Myanmar prepared for its historic 2015 general elections, IFES spoke with Nay Lin Soe, the articulate founder and CEO of the Myanmar Independent Living Initiative (MILI), to discuss the...

15 Aug 2017 | Feature

To further strengthen its collaboration with the National Electoral Institute (Instituto Nacional Electoral [INE]), IFES has renewed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Mexican electoral...

15 Aug 2017 | Feature

On June 28, 2017, IFES Chief of Party Haiti Alessandra Rossi visited Voice of America (VOA), a multi-media broadcasting service that provides news to countries across the world in 40 different...

11 Aug 2017 | Feature

The United Nation’s International Youth Day 2017 is dedicated to “Youth Building Peace.” As a global leader in democracy promotion, IFES recognizes the importance of cultivating the next...

8 Aug 2017 | Feature

On August 1, 2017, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) joined nearly 100 organizations and agencies who currently have programs in Africa at the Mandela-Washington Fellowship...

8 Aug 2017 | Feature

IFES President and CEO Bill Sweeney traveled to Kenya for the 2017 general elections. Through this feature, he shares his experiences from Kenya during this critical election.

8 Aug 2017 | Feature

In Georgia, IFES has partnered with 27 institutions of higher learning to implement a fully accredited university-level civic education course; there are more than 7,000 course alumni throughout...

8 Aug 2017 | Feature

In 2016, IFES assisted Syrian organizations based in Gaziantep, Turkey to found Musharaka, a forum to encourage civic engagement of Syrians living in Gaziantep. Through the Musharaka Forum, IFES...

4 Aug 2017 | Press Release

IFES will honor His Excellency Luis Almagro, secretary general of the Organization of American States (OAS) with its 2017 Charles T. Manatt Democracy Award and Tamar Zhvania, chairwoman of the...

4 Aug 2017 | Press Release

IFES congratulates Ambassador Mark Green on his Senate confirmation and appointment to the position of administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

4 Aug 2017 | Press Release

IFES is deeply troubled by the continuing political and economic crises in Venezuela and the effort by Nicolas Maduro’s regime to legitimize its...