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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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19 Sep 2018 | Press Release
IFES is pleased to be an associated partner in a new training network for early-stage researchers in the field of disability rights. The Disability Advocacy Research in Europe project will recruit 15...
19 Sep 2018 | Feature
IFES and the National Disabled Women’s Association (NDWA) trained women with disabilities as part of a “Power to Persuade: Empowering Women with Disabilities to Influence Public Policy” training from...
19 Sep 2018 | Feature
IFES is saddened by the passing of Finnish politician and disability rights advocate Kalle Könkkölä on September 11. He served from 1983 to 1987 as the first member of the Finnish Parliament with a...
19 Sep 2018 | Feature
The Papua New Guinea Electoral Commission officially launched its 2018-2022 Corporate Plan, which will guide the commission’s efforts to prepare for and conduct effective, inclusive elections,...
14 Sep 2018 | Feature
On September 13, 2018, IFES presented the 2018 Joe C. Baxter Award to distinguished elections expert Dr. Dong Nguyen Huu, who currently serves as an advisor to the three Mexican electoral authorities...
14 Sep 2018 | Feature
Kyrgyzstan is a burgeoning democracy full of young people. Over 45 percent of the population is below age 24, and over 30 percent is 14 or younger. Now a 20-year legacy, IFES Democracy Camps help...
13 Sep 2018 | Feature
IFES is working to establish peer networks in Europe and Eurasia and Africa, supported by the United States Agency for International Development. Regional knowledge exchange allows judges and...
12 Sep 2018 | Feature
On August 29-30, 2018, IFES implemented a new tool for training senior electoral leaders in Colombo, Sri Lanka, following the fourth annual Asian Electoral Stakeholders Forum. The curriculum was...
11 Sep 2018 | Feature
IFES’ Kenya Electoral System Support project collaborated with Women Challenged to Challenge (WCC), an umbrella disabled people’s organization, to develop a policy platform document that will support...
11 Sep 2018 | Feature
In Kosovo, IFES’ team has initiated a noteworthy program for Election Complaints and Appeals Panel (ECAP) Secretariat staffers, as part of the USAID-funded Strengthening Election Administration...
11 Sep 2018 | Feature
On August 8, 2018, the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) announced that President Joseph Kabila will not be running during the country’s highly anticipated elections set for...
30 Aug 2018 | Feature
To celebrate International Youth Day, IFES’ civil society partner Association of Youth Organizations Nepal conducted two campaign events around the 2018 theme, “Safe Spaces for Youth,” advocating for...