The role of the police in helping combat HIV is emerging as a key issue in public health. Several international consultations are scheduled for 2012 to drive for cultural change within law enforcement bodies in HIV prevention.
The first such consultation was held at the Headquarters of the International Development Law Organization (IDLO) in Rome on 10-11 May 2012.
IDLO Director-General Irene Khan concluded a mission to New York where she called on the UN Deputy Secretary-General, Asha-Rose Migiro, the Executive Director of UN Women, Michelle Bachelet, and senior officials in the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Ms. Khan also met with the Permanent Representatives to the United Nations H.E. Luis Alfonso de Alba of Mexico and H.E.
As the mammoth conference known as Rio+20 draws nearer (June 20-22), a variety of events are shedding light on the distance travelled since June 1992. Back when the Brazilian city hosted the initial Earth Summit, the environment was just shaping up as a major concern.
With support from the Ford Foundation, IDLO hosted a Latin American regional meeting on best practices in the provision of HIV-related legal services.
David Patterson has come a long way since backpacking around the world in search of a cause. He traces his interest in HIV and health law back to an episode in his native Australia, when an insurance offer came through his door. The eighties AIDS panic was raging, and the document came with a proviso: homosexuals need not apply.
Excitement shone out of the stream of emails flowing through Rome headquarters late on Thursday. IDLO, it turned out, had just been picked by the UN to lead a new project: ensuring that signatories to the Convention on Biological Diversity can meet their commitments.
How do you enshrine the rule of law in a nation that did not exist a year ago? One that is, moreover, riddled with economic and security challenges? Add a change of official language into the mix, and the job may seem little short of daunting.
As the world celebrates International Women’s Day, IDLO has been showcasing its work in Afghanistan to help women overcome isolation and mistreatment.
Asuncion, Paraguay, 27 – 29 February 2012 - IDLO, in partnership with the Inter-institutional Committee against Human Trafficking in Paraguay, is hosting three national and international meetings to strengthen the capacity of public officials engaged in the investigation and prosecution of human trafficking cases.
Kuwait City, Kuwait – 23 February 2012 – IDLO Director General, Irene Khan, met with Mr. Abdulwahab Al-Bader, Director General of Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development today to congratulate him on the 50th anniversary of the Fund.