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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 Sep 2017 | Feature

In 2007, the United Nations declared September 15 International Day of Democracy, with the aim of promoting and protecting democratic principles. At IFES, we have supported these principles for...

12 Sep 2017 | Feature

On September 7, IFES hosted a delegation of eight Egyptian college students to discuss projects in Egypt and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Visiting the United States as...

12 Sep 2017 | Feature

Following a lengthy review period, Tunisia’s Assembly of the Representatives of the People adopted amendments to the country’s legal framework for local elections. Following the law’s adoption,...

7 Sep 2017 | Feature

In July, IFES and the National Elections Commission of Liberia (NEC) Gender Section produced a new guide to support the integration of women with disabilities at the NEC and in its programming. “...

7 Sep 2017 | Feature

In July 2017, IFES, working closely with the National Elections Commission of Liberia Gender Section, developed new tools to enhance the engagement of persons with disabilities in political life. ...

7 Sep 2017 | Press Release

IFES will honor former IFES Board of Directors Vice Chair Judy Black (R) and Congressman David Price (D-N.C.) with its 2017 Charles T. Manatt Democracy Award. They will be joined by the...

7 Sep 2017 | Feature

On Wednesday, August 23, members of the IFES Africa team delivered books collected for its Mandela Day Book Drive to Turner Elementary School in neighboring Congress Heights. The book drive’s...

6 Sep 2017 | Feature

IFES is deeply saddened by the passing of Uva Provincial Councillor Senarath Attanayake. He was the first person with a disability to enter politics in Sri Lanka and hold ministerial portfolios....

28 Aug 2017 | Feature

On August 22, 2017, the Pakistani National Assembly passed Election Bill, 2017, a major achievement for electoral reform in Pakistan. The bill included many of IFES’ recommendations and is a...

27 Aug 2017 | Feature

An IFES quantitative survey, conducted from December 2016 to January 2017, aimed to gain a better understanding of illiterate Tunisians’ levels of political participation and civic engagement and...

24 Aug 2017 | Feature

In this Q&A, Sansour discusses IFES’ efforts in assisting the ISIE establish the Media Center. He has extensive experience with Media Centers and has worked with election commissions on such...

24 Aug 2017 | Feature

In this video message, Dr. Thorpe explains how an IFES review of the NEC, documented in a report, became the blueprint for her tenure as head of the NEC. “Literally everything had to be dismantled...