Meeting with representatives of the International Foundation for Electoral Systems
On October 11 this year, specialists from the “Yuksalish” Nationwide Movement met with representatives of the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) Anthony Bowyer and Tamar Zhvania. The goal is to establish cooperation in areas of mutual interest.
The parties informed each other about the mandates and directions of activities of the organizations. In particular, Anthony Boyer, Senior Program Manager of the IFES Europe and Eurasia, noted that the main goal of their work is to improve the conditions, access and participation in elections for people with disabilities, women and ethnic minorities.
- Democratic institutions flourish when all groups of society are represented, said Anthony Bowyer. - The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) forges rich partnerships that tackle corruption and strengthen a culture of accountability between and among government, democratic institutions, the judiciary, civil society, private sector and the media. As well as, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) initiatives around the world seek to increase the participation, influence and representation of citizens in political processes and governance structures.
The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) is launching two new projects in Uzbekistan to support the development of democracy and governance in support of ongoing efforts under the State Development Program, - said senior program manager of the IFES Europe and Eurasia Tamar Zhvania.
The Foundation's projects are closely related to youth. For more than 20 years, IFES has been conducting children's camps on various relevant topics, civics courses to educate children about their rights and responsibilities.
Representatives of the nationwide movement "Yuksalish" acquainted the guests with the directions and projects of the Movement. Head of Department Ulugbek Mukhammadiev, proposed to unite the IFES summer camp with the youth parliament of Uzbekistan, using the best practices of youth parliaments of other countries. He also noted that voters, in particular young people, should know the electoral experience of other countries, best practices and be able to form their own opinion about elections and candidates. In this direction, in his opinion, it is advisable to organize a short course on international electoral law for all universities.
At the end of the meeting, it was agreed to reach on establishing cooperation in perspective and interesting directions for both sides.
For information: The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) is an international non-profit organization founded in 1987. IFES, which provides electoral assistance and support in new and emerging democracies, currently operates programs in more than 20 countries in Asia Pacific, Africa, Eurasia and North America. The programs are aimed at increasing the efficiency of the activities of election commissions, improving electoral legislation, interacting with voters, registering and maintaining their lists, ensuring the security of elections, secret voting and equal conditions for election participants, etc.
Press Service of the Nationwide Movement “Yuksalish