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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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30 May 2019 | Feature
On April 4-5, IFES co-sponsored the Ninth Forum on Latin American Democracy, hosted by Mexico’s National Electoral Institute in Mexico City. Vice President of Programs Michael Svetlik represented...
23 May 2019 | Feature
A survey conducted the Tunisian Mediterranean Center found that 16 percent of Tunisian women who participated in a mobilization campaign responded that men in their families did not allow them to...
22 May 2019 | Feature
IFES partnered with the Tunisian Mediterranean Center to train and deploy women ambassadors in Tunisians governorates with the highest illiteracy rates to encourage women to register and vote in the...
17 May 2019 | Feature
On May 8, IFES organized an event at George Washington University on “In Defense of Democracy: The Evolution of Civic Education in the Digital Age." The gathering included a presentation on the...
17 May 2019 | Interview/Speech/Testimony
IFES' annual Joe C. Baxter Award recognizes the contributions of election professionals whose skills and dedication to the field of election administration epitomize the mission of IFES and embody...
15 May 2019 | Feature
IFES' programming in Asia-Pacific seeks to reinforce the power of citizens and elected leaders to work across ethnic, gender and religious lines. Key programming examples include IFES’ “She Leads”...
10 May 2019 | Feature
On April 21, 2019, Ukrainian citizens voted in a second-round presidential election after no candidate received more than 50 percent of the vote in the first round on March 31. Despite the...
10 May 2019 | Press Release
IFES is pleased to announce that Alan Wall, a senior elections adviser and former IFES chief of party, is the recipient of the 2019 Joe C. Baxter Award, after being unanimously selected by IFES’...
7 May 2019 | Feature
On April 2-5, IFES coordinated a visit for Haitian election officials to the Central Electoral Board’s Civil Status and Electoral Training Center in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
7 May 2019 | Feature
Alessandra Rossi arrived in Guatemala City in January 2019 to serve as IFES' resident director in Guatemala and provides technical leadership and overall direction to IFES’ “Electoral Governance and...
3 May 2019 | Feature
As part of its efforts to ensure access to reliable information and promote high-quality journalism in Ukraine, IFES organized a study trip to the Baltics for investigative journalists to gain hands-...
3 May 2019 | Feature
As we celebrate World Press Freedom Day and this year’s theme of “Media for Democracy: Journalism and Elections in Times of Disinformation,” we highlight the important work done by IFES to promote...