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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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9 Nov 2018 | Feature
On November 6, 2018, IFES and the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) celebrated the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), which reaffirms the longstanding relationship between IFES and...
9 Nov 2018 | Feature
On September 9, IFES and the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) of The Gambia co-organized a workshop on the theme “Elections in The Gambia: Toward Consensus and Access,” which was attended by...
9 Nov 2018 | Feature
On November 5, 2018, IFES President and CEO Anthony Banbury met with Dr. Lorenzo Córdova Vianello, chair of Mexico’s National Electoral Institute (INE), and they reaffirmed their mutual enthusiasm...
9 Nov 2018 | Feature
IFES organized a street theater tour across Tunisia to encourage civic participation among marginalized populations who, living in remote, hard-to-access communities, lack access to information on...
6 Nov 2018 | Feature
On November 6, 2018, IFES gathered more than 130 participants for “Elections Under Threat? A Global Comparative Analysis of Cybersecurity of Elections,” a discussion about the state of cybersecurity...
1 Nov 2018 | Press Release
IFES welcomes former Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations Anthony (Tony) Banbury as its new President and CEO. Banbury brings 30 years of experience in public service to IFES, with...
19 Oct 2018 | Feature
On September 19, IFES and Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Tex.) co-hosted a briefing on how technology can engage and connect women; increase and inhibit political participation; provide...
18 Oct 2018 | Feature
As Afghanistan goes to the polls on October 20, Afghan women, 417 of whom are running for office, face widespread discrimination. IFES, as part of the “Mitigating Electoral Violence Against Women in...
16 Oct 2018 | Feature
Throughout the first weeks of September 2018, over 800 students from across five universities were the first group in Ukraine to participate in IFES’ semester-long civic education course “Democracy:...
10 Oct 2018 | Feature
A photograph depicting an insightful moment of Election Day in Mexico has won the top prize of the International Foundation for Electoral Systems’ 2018 Photography Contest. It was one of six photos...
9 Oct 2018 | Feature
On August 4, 2018, IFES and the Libyan Ministry of Education (MoE) celebrated the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aimed at underpinning future cooperation in Libya. The MoU is the...
5 Oct 2018 | Feature
IFES was honored to participate in an international visitors’ program on the occasion of Quebec’s 42nd general elections from September 28 to October 3, in Quebec City, Canada. The 2018 elections...