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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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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...
10 Dec 2018 | Feature
On November 1-4, 2018, the General Election Network for Disability Access organized a communications and advocacy training of disabled people’s organizations and civil society organizations from...
7 Dec 2018 | Feature
Internal displacement continues to be a human tragedy for the millions who are forced to leave their homes because of armed conflict, climate change or natural disaster. Often internally displaced...
7 Dec 2018 | Feature
Pervasive corruption erodes the credibility and legitimacy of electoral processes and democratic institutions – which in turn undermines effective governance. In observance of International Anti-...
6 Dec 2018 | Feature
IFES arranged a visit centered around the administration of the United States’ general elections for Dr. Emad Alsaiah, chairman of the Libyan High National Elections Commission, and Mr. Salam Shrayef...
4 Dec 2018 | Feature
IFES has a vision of a world in which strong democratic institutions include the voices of all citizens, protect them from violence that seeks to silence them, and support them in seeking justice. We...
3 Dec 2018 | Feature
Ilyas Alymbek Uulu, who is 16 and uses a wheelchair, is one of an estimated 30,000 youth with disabilities in Kyrgyzstan. He performed the leading role in an IFES-supported public service...