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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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Daniela Colaiacovo, DIrector of Communications

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

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10 Jul 2018 | Feature
Twenty-one Haitian journalists from all ten national departments were trained from June 18-19, 2018, on tools and methods of investigative journalism for approaching and reporting election-related...
10 Jul 2018 | Feature
IFES organized a series of events from June 4-8, 2018, as part of its Cybersecurity Assessment Week initiative to assess the cybersecurity of Ukraine’s electoral process and infrastructure. With...
6 Jul 2018 | Feature
Your Voice, Your Vote, Your Future is a youth civic education training program designed and supported by IFES. By supporting Myanmar’s youth to develop civic knowledge and critical thinking skills,...
5 Jul 2018 | Feature
With support from the U.S.-Middle East Partnership Initiative, in 2017 IFES built a mobile radio station ahead of Tunisia’s municipal elections on May 6, 2018, and drove it up and down the length of...
28 Jun 2018 | Feature
Under a Memorandum of Understanding signed in December 2017, IFES and the Electoral Tribunal of the Federal Judicial Branch of Mexico are collaborating on research, program implementation, and the...
27 Jun 2018 | Feature
The Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC) manages local elections within 20 local government areas in Nigeria, serving over 6 million registered voters, the most of any state in the...
26 Jun 2018 | Feature
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations' (ASEAN) Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights launched an initiative to develop a new regional instrument to mainstream the rights of persons with...
25 Jun 2018 | Feature
On June 13, 2018, IFES co-hosted a side event at the Conference of State Parties to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Each panelist highlighted opportunities...
15 Jun 2018 | Interview/Speech/Testimony
On June 14, 2018, IFES President and CEO Bill Sweeney submitted written testimony to the House Foreign Affairs Committee on “Democracy Promotion in a Challenging World.”
15 Jun 2018 | Feature
She Leads, a flagship program of IFES, works to empower women with the skills and knowledge to participate and take on leadership roles in political and electoral processes through a series of...
15 Jun 2018 | Feature
She Leads, one of IFES' flagship programs, works to empower women with the skills and knowledge to participate and take on leadership roles in these political and electoral processes through a series...
14 Jun 2018 | Press Release
IFES congratulates Ambassador Derek Mitchell on his appointment as president of the National Democratic Institute (NDI). He brings vast experience in diplomacy and the Asia region to NDI.