IFES Observes International Day of Democracy
September 15, 2009
In 2007 the United Nations General Assembly decided to observe September 15th as the International Day of Democracy. The preamble of the resolution affirmed that: "while democracies share common features, there is no single model of democracy and that democracy does not belong to any country or region...democracy is a universal value based on the freely-expressed will of people to determine their own political, economic, social and cultural systems, and their full participation in all aspects of life."
Program Helps Nicaraguans Probe Politicians' Finances
January 03, 2008
Giselle Poveda knew IFES’ political finance program in Nicaragua was making a difference when a politician gave an unexpectedly frank answer at a public forum in Matagalpa. A woman had just stepped up to the podium and asked the representative where his party was getting the money to finance his campaign.
Manual del Registrador del Estado Civil de las Personas
June 01, 2007
IFES en colaboración con el Consejo Supremo Electoral de Nicaragua y la Dirección del Registro Civil Nacional desarrollo un nuevo manual oficial para los registradores civiles, el Manual del Registrador del Estado Civil de las Personas. El Manual compila de manera accesible y fácil todas las leyes, reglamentos, y otra clase de información que los registradores civiles y sus asistentes necesitan para administrar eficazmente sus registros.IFES assisted the Supreme Electoral Council of Nicaragua in developing a new official manual for civil registrars, Manual del Registrador del Estado Civil de las Personas. This manual can help civil registrars better understand all the laws, regulations, and other information that they need to effectively administer their registries.