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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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11 Jan 2018 | Interview/Speech/Testimony

On January 10, 2018, IFES Vice President of Programs Michael Svetlik provided testimony to the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere. He was invited to speak to Members of...

21 Dec 2017 | Feature

Since 1987, IFES has worked in over 145 countries – from developing democracies, to mature democracies. Explore some of this work through the 2018 IFES calendar, which features photos and stories...

19 Dec 2017 | Feature

Women with disabilities often face barriers such as multiple forms of discrimination and lack access to decision-making processes as a result of their intersectional identities. IFES and Women...

18 Dec 2017 | Feature

On December 12, IFES and the Electoral Tribunal of the Federal Judicial Branch (TEPJF) of Mexico signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at IFES headquarters. This signing further substantiates...

18 Dec 2017 | Feature

On December 12, IFES held a Capitol Hill roundtable on "Tackling Emerging Global Challenges in Mexico’s 2018 Elections: Cybersecurity, Disillusionment and Disinformation." The event featured...

15 Dec 2017 | Press Release

IFES today announced the departure of two members from its Board of Directors: the Hon. Barbara B. Kennelly, a Democrat who has been an IFES Board member since 2003 and served as vice-chair in...

14 Dec 2017 | Feature

As a global leader in democracy promotion, IFES recognizes the importance of cultivating the next generation of leaders and voters. In the spirit of cultivating this leadership more locally, IFES...

12 Dec 2017 | Feature

In 2011, IFES established the General Election Network for Disability Access (AGENDA) across Southeast Asia. A creative partnership between disabled persons’ organizations (DPOs) and election-...

11 Dec 2017 | Feature

IFES and the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in December to further collaboration toward improving the prevention and resolution of violations...

8 Dec 2017 | Feature

IFES conducted interviews with representatives from the three different Macedonian electoral management bodies (EMBs) to understand from their perspective the status of women’s political...

8 Dec 2017 | Press Release

The president and CEO of IFES, William “Bill” Sweeney, announced his decision to step down from his current role by December 31, 2018. He has been IFES’ top executive since June 2009 and...

8 Dec 2017 | Feature

The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) congratulates Tarana Burke, creator of the #MeToo movement, on being named one of TIME magazine’s “Silence Breakers,” and...