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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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16 Jan 2019 | Feature
Anthony Banbury serves as the president and CEO of IFES. He previously held leadership roles in diplomacy, crisis management and humanitarian assistance, and most recently served as the United...
16 Jan 2019 | Feature
On January 9, 2019, IFES and the United States International Council on Disabilities co-hosted a panel on “Promoting American Interests Through International Disability Rights: Recommendations for...
11 Jan 2019 | Feature
In spring 2018, Armenia witnessed a change in government following peaceful street protests. The country’s new leadership announced a state program that prioritized a revision of the electoral...
7 Jan 2019 | Feature
In recognition of its efforts to advance the political rights of persons with disabilities worldwide, IFES will be receiving two Innovative Practice Awards from the Zero Project in February 2019. The...
28 Dec 2018 | Feature
On December 13, 27 Dominican youth with disabilities celebrated completing the “Engaging a New Generation for Accessible Governance and Elections” course at the Iberoamerican University (UNIBE) in...
28 Dec 2018 | Feature
IFES co-organized the Second Ukrainian Women’s Congress on December 7-8 in Kyiv, which brought together over 500 men and women from politics, business, nongovernmental organizations and the media to...
21 Dec 2018 | Feature
In Guatemala, IFES' support to the Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE), the country’s main election management body, includes ongoing collaboration to implement political finance reform, such as...
21 Dec 2018 | Feature
On November 8, IFES conducted a training with Papua New Guinea Election Commission staff and disabled people’s organizations on disability-inclusive elections, which empowered participants to work...
21 Dec 2018 | Feature
This has been a year of transition for IFES as we welcomed Tony Banbury as our new leader and bid farewell to former President and CEO Bill Sweeney. Throughout 2018, the IFES team continued to...
14 Dec 2018 | Feature
In September 2018, IFES supported the celebration of the International Day of Democracy (IDD) in Tunisia. More than 180 Tunisian and international organizations organized their own IDD events,...
14 Dec 2018 | Feature
On Wednesday, November 14, IFES and Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) held a briefing on how inclusive democracies empower women in all areas of political and public life and can benefit...
10 Dec 2018 | Feature
IFES has been partnering closely with the Federal Electoral Tribunal of Mexico to support their Global Network on Electoral Justice initiative. The network’s inaugural meeting took place in November...