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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.


Media Contact:

Daniela Colaiacovo, DIrector of Communications

media@ifes.org or +1 (202) 350-6802

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19 Jan 2018 | Feature
On January 17, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Tex.) and the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) organized a briefing to discuss how women’s political participation – both...
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 a...
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 remarks...
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 2017;...
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-focused...
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 of...
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 shepherded a...
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 included as a 2017...