The Rio+20 conference ‘set out the parameters that define sustainable development … it was defined as consisting of three pillars: economic, social, environmental.
Adolescent girls and young women account for 71 percent of new HIV infections among young people in sub-Saharan Africa. Uganda reflects this disproportionality, with HIV prevalence among young people aged 15-24 estimated at 4.2% for women but only 2.4% for men.
On November 7th and 8th in Manila, IDLO launched its new program in the Philippines with signing ceremonies at the Office of the Ombudsman and the Department of Justice. The ceremonies officially marked the opening of two initial projects in the country.
‘Each country faces its own challenges and has its own particularities. But when we join together despite the distances, there emerges an understanding of the fact that we are not alone.
IDLO offers its full support to the next United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, who was sworn in this week. IDLO’s Director-General, Irene Khan, congratulated him on his appointment and praised his political and humanitarian experience which, she said, gives him ‘a unique understanding of the challenges outside and inside the UN.’
On a recent trip to a Central Asian preliminary detention center, the custodians proudly showed us the new ventilation system to prevent from spread of TB – a cut-in window directly across the door.