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Statement by IFES President and CEO Bill Sweeney on the Death of U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens


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.

The dedication, commitment and ultimate sacrifice of the fallen diplomats were a tribute to Libya’s promising future. IFES was honored to work alongside Ambassador Stevens – while he was stationed in Jerusalem and most recently in Libya – assisting in democratic development.

IFES reaffirms its commitment to working with the brave men and women of Libya and the international community for a peaceful transition to a democracy that ensures human rights for all.

IFES supports citizens’ right to participate in free and fair elections. Our independent expertise strengthens electoral systems and builds local capacity to deliver sustainable solutions. Since 1987, IFES has worked in over 135 countries – from developing democracies, to mature democracies.