The rolling hills of Burundi, or collines, represent the heart of its rural society. Burundi has a growing population and one of the highest population densities in Africa, yet 90% of its nine million inhabitants live in rural areas and many rely on subsistence farming for food.
We live in a world of abundance, yet ensuring food security remains challenging. Women are responsible for more than half of global food production. Yet they account for 70 per cent of the world’s hungry and are disproportionately affected by malnutrition.
To mark International Women’s Day, IDLO would like to celebrate the work of Dr. Alicia Beatriz Pucheta, President of the Supreme Court of Justice, President of the Criminal Chamber of Paraguay, and Minister in Charge of the Human Rights Directorate and of the Gender Secretary of the Supreme Court.
IDLO and the Vietnamese Ministry of Justice (MoJ) have signed a Cooperation Agreement to facilitate joint work to support the justice sector in Vietnam and to further strengthen the relationship between IDLO and Vietnam.
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In 2014 a new international treaty entered into force – the Nagoya Protocol under the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).
Kenya finds itself at an opportune moment to advance gender equality. The country’s new constitution, adopted in 2010, expanded the Bill of Rights including for the first time provisions on economic, social and cultural rights.
Opening IDLO’s Partnership Forum in December, President of IDLO’s Assembly of Parties, Nawaf Al-Mahamel, acknowledged that the event came at an important time for the organization with the Assembly of Parties having just approved its Strategic Plan for the next four years.
Soda tax in Mexico. Salt limits in South Africa. Plain tobacco packaging in Australia. National health insurance in Ghana. Mandatory motorcycle helmets in Vietnam.
They’re just some of the hundreds of examples of the vital role the law plays in safeguarding and promoting good health around the world.