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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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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...
27 Aug 2018 | Press Release
The Board of Directors and staff of IFES mourn the passing of U.S. Senator John McCain on August 25, 2018, at the age of 81. Through his leadership of the International Republican Institute for 25...
23 Aug 2018 | Feature
With the spread of fake news undermining electoral processes worldwide, it has become crucial for the success and security of elections that authorities learn how to identify and counter...
23 Aug 2018 | Feature
During the May 2018 municipal elections in Tunisia, IFES conducted an assessment of access and political barriers encountered by women and men with disabilities with support from the United States...
18 Aug 2018 | Press Release
The Board of Directors and staff of IFES mourn the passing of Kofi Annan, former secretary general of the United Nations, chairman of the Kofi Annan Foundation and Nobel Peace Laureate, on August 18...
17 Aug 2018 | Feature
On August 10, IFES became a member of the United States International Council on Disability (USICD). USICD, a network of organizations that promotes inclusion of disability perspectives in U.S....