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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 United States 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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29 Jun 2020 | Feature
On June 25, IFES and the Central Electoral Board of the Dominican Republic signed a Memorandum of Understanding to affirm their collaboration to safely, credibly and transparently conduct the...
26 Jun 2020 | Feature
On June 28, Poland will hold a presidential election that was originally to be held on May 10 but delayed due to COVID-19. Learn more about the COVID-19 mitigation measures and what is at stake.
24 Jun 2020 | Feature
IFES has endorsed S. 3880, the Office of International Disability Rights Act, which aims to promote the global visibility and rights of people with disabilities through American development and...
23 Jun 2020 | Feature
In partnership with the Fijian Elections Office, IFES is co-hosting a webinar series to inform local election management bodies, civil society organizations and other stakeholders in the Pacific...
23 Jun 2020 | Interview/Speech/Testimony
This month, we are celebrating #CEPPSGlobalPride! IFES interviewed U Kaung Zaw Htet, program director at Civil Authorize Negotiate Organization, about their work to support LGBTI equality in Myanmar.
10 Jun 2020 | Feature
Ukrainian government officials are working to meet their mandates and conduct their work online while under general quarantine. To help address their needs, IFES and the joint Central Election...
5 Jun 2020 | Feature
To fulfill the promise of our American constitutional republic, racism and racist violence must end.  By adding our voice to those Americans of all races, ethnicities, and faiths who are calling for...
2 Jun 2020 | Interview/Speech/Testimony
Nayem Molla is a youth promise fellow and master trainer in the Students Against Violence Everywhere (SAVE) program. Read our Q&A with Nayem, who is taking a lead role in countering the spread of...
1 Jun 2020 | Announcement
We are proud to announce that Elaine Cole will join IFES as our new director of human resources.
27 May 2020 | Feature
In Bangladesh, there are growing concerns that misinformation, disinformation and hate speech are fueling violence and spreading inaccurate and dangerous information about COVID-19. In response, IFES...
27 May 2020 | Feature
IFES' president and CEO joined with other prominent leaders in an open letter published by the Kofi Annan Foundation to draw attention to the substantial risk COVID-19 poses to elections and the...
27 May 2020 | Feature
IFES' webinar, “Perspectives From Electoral Stakeholders,” focused on the administration of elections and gathered 140 participants from over 25 countries.