The following is a statement by Bill Sweeney, president and CEO of the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) regarding Russian President Vladimir Putin’s announcement that ends the presence of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Russia:
IFES offers its condolences to the families of the victims of the attacks in Benghazi on behalf of all our colleagues around the world. We remember the lives of those we lost and keep them in our thoughts and prayers.
Two U.S. legislators, women's rights advocate to receive awards in September
IFES is deeply saddened to learn of the sudden passing of President John Atta Mills of Ghana on Tuesday. Our condolences go out to his family, his colleagues and to the Ghanaian people, who have lost an extraordinary leader and a powerful voice for democracy.
Memorandum builds on existing partnership for dialogue and training in elections management
Two Accomplished Business and Government Relations Leaders Added to Board
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) today announced that its board of directors has elected two new members, effective March 6, 2012. The additions bring the total number of board members to 27.
WASHINGTON — (March 6, 2012) — Images of painted party supporters celebrating an election victory in West Bengal, India, and a southern Sudanese man registering to vote for his country’s independence took top honors in the International Foundation for Electoral Systems’ (IFES) 2012 Photography Contest.
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — Feb. 16, 2012 — As the Dominican Republic prepares for general elections in May, the country’s electoral commission and the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) are launching a partnership to improve access to the electoral process for persons with disabilities.
Joint mission concludes that meaningful stakeholder participation and access to all relevant electoral materials are needed for a comprehensive review
WASHINGTON — Delia Ferreira Rubio, an internationally recognized expert in political finance and advocate for transparency in government, will receive the 2011 Joe C. Baxter Award from the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES).