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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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14 Aug 2019 | Feature
Through its training programs, IFES strengthens the knowledge and skills of current and future leaders, focusing on professionalizing election administration and empowering citizens. IFES specializes...
9 Aug 2019 | Interview/Speech/Testimony
In this Q&A, IFES Research Intern Kamran Mamedovi speaks about his time at IFES and connects his research to the realities that ethnic minority populations face in Georgia.
7 Aug 2019 | Press Release
IFES will honor Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström, former United States Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright and former U.S. National Security Adviser Stephen J. Hadley with...
1 Aug 2019 | Feature
In early 2019, Ukrainian student Rashyd Bilalov organized the “Democracy Talks” project at his university. An alumnus of IFES' Democracy: From Theory to Practice civic education course, he was...
1 Aug 2019 | Feature
IFES honors young champions and showcases the pivotal role young people play in developing and sustaining democratic processes in their communities by celebrating International Youth Day 2019 with a...
24 Jul 2019 | Feature
In June 2019, IFES and local partner Ragnar Nurkse Department of Governance and Innovation at the Tallinn University of Technology held a training course on electoral technology and cyber hygiene in...
18 Jul 2019 | Feature
IFES, in partnership with the Center for Dalit Women Nepal, is introducing its flagship women’s leadership program “She Leads” to Nepal. Over the next four years, through a modular training program,...
17 Jul 2019 | Feature
Less than half of young Ukrainians say they have enough practical knowledge about the electoral process. To address this challenge and encourage more youth participation in elections, in March 2019,...
10 Jul 2019 | Feature
On June 16, for the first time in Guatemalan history, citizens had the opportunity to exercise their right to vote from outside their country as a result of 2016 electoral reforms. IFES has been...
10 Jul 2019 | Feature
IFES worked alongside the Supreme Electoral Tribunal of Guatemala to draft municipal agreements committing political parties and candidates to a peaceful electoral process, identify target...
2 Jul 2019 | Feature
On June 11, "She Leads" alumna Chanthy Hoy spoke on a side panel at the United Nations Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. She spoke of the...
27 Jun 2019 | Feature
On June 11-12, IFES co-hosted two events: “Leadership for Policy Change: Government, International Nongovernmental Organization and Disabled People’s Organization Strategies for Political Inclusion”...