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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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11 Feb 2019 | Feature
On January 29, IFES and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations' Disability Forum signed a Memorandum of Understanding to continue coordinating efforts to increase access to political rights for...
11 Feb 2019 | Feature
From January 31-February 1, IFES and a Building Resources in Democracy, Governance and Elections (BRIDGE) facilitator implemented Guatemala's first BRIDGE Electoral Administration and Accessibility...
5 Feb 2019 | Feature
In early December 2018, IFES conducted a conflict analysis workshop with Libyan civil society representatives to identify local drivers of violence around elections and mechanisms for mitigating...
4 Feb 2019 | Feature
In partnership with the Libyan Ministry of Education, IFES conducted a training in early December 2018 for more than 120 educators from across Libya in preparation for the nationwide roll out of a...
4 Feb 2019 | Feature
Members of Libya’s High National Elections Commission recently participated in trainings led by IFES, with support from the United States Agency for International Development, on election dispute...
1 Feb 2019 | Feature
IFES, the United Nations Development Programme and the Central Election Commission of Armenia organized a parliamentary mandate presentation ceremony. During the event, citizens handed over the...
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...