(Rome) November 29, 2016 – One year after the historic inclusion of the rule of law in the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Vietnam has joined the International Development Law Organization (IDLO), the only intergovernmental organization exclusively devoted to promoting the rule of law.
Vietnam’s accession took place during the opening of IDLO’s annual Assembly of Parties, hosted by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Rome on November 29, 2016.
In her remarks, Dang Hoang Oanh, Director General of the Department of International Relations at the Vietnamese Ministry of Justice, reaffirmed the country’s commitment to strengthen legal cooperation with international organizations as “a friend and partner country in the international community”.
Vietnam considers accession to IDLO an “important step” in its implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), especially Goal 16.
Vietnam promised to contribute to the organization’s work as a “trusted and responsible” Member Party, making every effort to promote the rule of law and development.
IDLO Director-General, Irene Khan, extended “a warm welcome to Vietnam as IDLO’s youngest Member Party”.