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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

media@ifes.org or +1 (202) 350-6802

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15 Dec 2016 | Feature

As the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) prepares to celebrate its 30th anniversary in 2017, this year we continued our work around the world to ensure that citizens have a say...

12 Dec 2016 | Feature

The annual International Day of Persons with Disabilities, held on December 3, commemorates the human rights of persons with disabilities. This year we also celebrate the 10th anniversary of the...

9 Dec 2016 | Feature

Human Rights Day, observed on December 10th, commemorates the day on which the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948.

2 Dec 2016 | Feature

Voting is a human right. In this time of great change and even greater opportunity, only you can help #GiveAVoice to millions of people in emerging democracies. 

23 Nov 2016 | Feature

On November 3, 2016, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) and the Office of Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18) hosted “Countering Violent Extremism: Where are the Women...

21 Nov 2016 | Press Release

On November 1, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) lost a member of its extended family. Ahmed Alhrari Dakam, a passionate political inclusion activist and a major advocate...

21 Nov 2016 | Feature

From January to March 2016, the National Assembly for Persons with Disabilities (NAPD) with support from the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), carried out an audit of all...

16 Nov 2016 | Feature

As an organization dedicated to helping citizens have a voice in elections and assisting institutions to deliver electoral processes with integrity, the International Foundation for Electoral...

14 Nov 2016 | Feature

On Tuesday, November 8, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) honored Chafik Sarsar, President of Tunisia’s Independent High Authority for Elections (ISIE), with its 2016 Joe C...

14 Nov 2016 | Feature

From November 6-10, 2016, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) gathered 550 participants from 90 countries for the 2016 U.S. Election Program (USEP) and Seventh Global...

4 Nov 2016 | Press Release

The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) is hosting over 500 participants in a week-long event from November 6 to November 10 that includes IFES’ 2016 U.S. Election Program (USEP...

20 Oct 2016 | Feature

On October 11, Australia’s Ambassador for Women and Girls, Natasha Stott Despoja, launched an Australian-funded program to enhance women’s participation in local governance in Sri Lanka....