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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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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.
26 May 2020 | Feature
Elections will likely have to continue to adapt to COVID-19 over the next two years. African election management bodies should put the health and safety of voters first while ensuring the integrity...
22 May 2020 | Feature
Election managers and authorities should be mindful of the challenges young people face when participating in political life as a result of COVID-19 and should work to bolster their participation.
22 May 2020 | Feature
In recognition of the compounded barriers Deaf communities face accessing information, IFES developed a video in Tunisian Sign Language to share information about the pandemic.
21 May 2020 | Feature
In order to develop a better understanding of this new context, I am pleased to announce that today we are launching the new IFES COVID-19 Briefing Series which tackles seven fundamental areas of...
19 May 2020 | Feature
IFES hosted a Twitter chat to share experiences, best practices and lessons learned for empowering marginalized groups in political life during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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