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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 U.S. 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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media@ifes.org or +1 (202) 350-6802

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10 Oct 2018 | Feature
A photograph depicting an insightful moment of Election Day in Mexico has won the top prize of the International Foundation for Electoral Systems’ 2018 Photography Contest. It was one of six photos...
9 Oct 2018 | Feature
On August 4, 2018, IFES and the Libyan Ministry of Education (MoE) celebrated the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aimed at underpinning future cooperation in Libya. The MoU is the...
9 Oct 2018 | Feature
To shed light on the factors contributing to black Tunisians’ political marginalization, IFES undertook a study of black Tunisians’ political behaviors and sentiments. Then, building on the findings...
5 Oct 2018 | Feature
IFES was honored to participate in an international visitors’ program on the occasion of Quebec’s 42nd general elections from September 28 to October 3, in Quebec City, Canada. The 2018 elections...
5 Oct 2018 | Feature
At a ceremony in Tunis on October 4, the United States Government and the Government of Denmark announced their joint support to strengthen municipal council electoral processes in Libya through IFES.
4 Oct 2018 | Feature
On October 5th, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women will brief the General Assembly on violence against women in politics and release a dedicated report, which ...
3 Oct 2018 | Feature
In September 2018, universities across Ukraine received newly-published course companions for IFES' university-level civic education course, “Democracy: from Theory to Practice” – a semester-long,...
1 Oct 2018 | Feature
Georgia’s Central Election Commission (CEC) and Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) signed their third consecutive Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on electoral security on September 12, 2018. The...
1 Oct 2018 | Feature
The ability for people to participate in elections free from the fear of harm is essential to inclusive, credible elections and protected by the right to human security and universal suffrage. In...
30 Sep 2018 | Feature
An IFES delegation, led by President and CEO Bill Sweeney, met with Georgian Prime Minister Mamuka Bakhktadze on September 18, in Washington, D.C. Bakhtadze credited IFES for providing key technical...
25 Sep 2018 | Feature
On September 24, IFES held its Ninth Annual Charles T. Manatt Democracy Awards in Washington, D.C. This year’s awardees included former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia, United States...
25 Sep 2018 | Press Release
IFES is pleased to announce the selection of former Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations Anthony (Tony) Banbury as its new President and CEO. Banbury brings 30 years of experience in...