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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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14 Nov 2016 | Feature

From November 6-10, 2016, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) gathered 550 participants from 90 countries for the 2016 U.S. Election Program (USEP) and Seventh Global...

4 Nov 2016 | Press Release

The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) is hosting over 500 participants in a week-long event from November 6 to November 10 that includes IFES’ 2016 U.S. Election Program (USEP...

20 Oct 2016 | Feature

On October 11, Australia’s Ambassador for Women and Girls, Natasha Stott Despoja, launched an Australian-funded program to enhance women’s participation in local governance in Sri Lanka....

11 Oct 2016 | Feature

From September 15-18, 2016, IFES organized a celebration for International Day of Democracy with the support and participation of 82 Tunisian and international organizations.

7 Oct 2016 | Feature

On September 22, 2016, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) and the Office of Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18) hosted “Inclusive Legal Frameworks: Empowering Women...

7 Oct 2016 | Feature

On September 23, 2016, the General Election Network for Disability Access (AGENDA) launched its “Journalist Competition on Accessible Elections,” a journalism competition that supports rights-...

5 Oct 2016 | Feature

From September 28-29, 2016, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) Ukraine conducted a Training on Detection and Enforcement (TIDE) for 16 representatives of the National Agency...

30 Sep 2016 | Feature

On September 26, 2016, IFES, under the U.S. Agency for International Development-funded “Libya Elections Governance Support” project, held an event for the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding...

26 Sep 2016 | Feature

This September, the ACEEEO celebrated its 25th anniversary with a ...

23 Sep 2016 | Press Release

The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) is pleased to announce that Chafik Sarsar, president of Tunisia’s Independent High Authority for Elections, is the recipient of the 2016...

20 Sep 2016 | Feature

The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), in partnership with Mobility International USA (MIUSA), Disability Rights and Education Defense Fund (DREDF), and the U.S. International...

15 Sep 2016 | Feature

The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) invites you to support its 2016 United States Election Program (USEP). Each national election, the USEP unites hundreds of senior...