Violence against women and girls remains devastatingly pervasive. Across their lifetime, some 736 million women worldwide – approximately 1 in 3 – are subjected to physical or sexual violence by an intimate partner or sexual violence from a non-partner.
IDLO and the United Nations' 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
Building institutions for peace and justice, strengthening accountability, empowering women and girls, fighting corruption, protecting biodiversity and promoting inclusive economic growth are just a few examples of the ways in which IDLO’s programs and other activities further the implementation of the SDGs.
The principles of the rule of law – equality, equity, inclusion, rights, laws and strong institutions – are embedded throughout the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and especially Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 16, which aims to “promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels”. Goal 16 is not isolated in objective, and in fact, IDLO programs have demonstrated how it drives the success of other SDGs.
IDLO’s Strategy 2020 is inspired by the vision of the 2030 Agenda and its goals of advancing access to justice, combating inequalities and promoting social inclusion. IDLO has long been a champion of the rule of law as both an outcome and enabler of sustainable development. As a strong advocate for the inclusion of Goal 16 in the 2030 Agenda, IDLO is fully committed to advancing the SDGs.
The rule of law is relevant to all three dimensions of sustainable development: economic, social and environmental. By providing stable and transparent legal regimes, the rule of law encourages economic development. By ensuring equal opportunity and equitable access to basic services, it promotes social development. By strengthening the laws to protect the environment and ensure proper management of natural resources, it ensures environmental sustainability.
IDLO continues to foster debates and dialogue at the national and international levels on Agenda 2030, focusing specifically on equality, inclusion and access to justice. IDLO’s presence in New York, Geneva, Rome and The Hague harnesses strategic international platforms such as the High-Level Political Forum in New York, the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, and the United Nations Committee on Food Security in Rome to give a multiplier effect to its policy advocacy.
Whether in fragile contexts, emerging democracies or middle-income countries, IDLO contributes to the 2030 Agenda through its programs, research and policy advocacy, positioning the rule of law as a key ingredient for sustaining peace, fostering development and building just and inclusive societies.
Statement by the Director-General, Jan Beagle on International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
25 November 2021
Statement by the Director-General, Jan Beagle at COP 26
10 November 2021
Statement by the Director-General, Jan Beagle, on World Food Day
On World Food Day, the International Development Law Organization joins the international community in calling for action for better production, better nutrition, a better environment and a better life for all.
IDLO Statement at the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly - Sixth Committee on Item 85 on the Rule of Law at the National and International Levels
12 October 2021
Delivered by Sarah Papineau, Permanent Observer a.i. to the United Nations, IDLO
Thank you, Madam Chair.
Statement by the Director-General Jan Beagle at the 2021 Sustainable Development Festival - Italy's Commitment at the International Level for a Sustainable and Resilient Recovery
Thank you, Ms. Mumba,
Friends and Colleagues.
EVENT | Monday, 11 October 2021 | 17.45 - 18.45 CEST
Fundamental Rights Forum 2021 - Youth Championing a Corruption-Free Europe and Eastern-Southern Neighbourhood: A Dialogue on Opportunities to Co-produce Justice, Rule of Law and Accountability
IDLO Statement at the 3rd Meeting of the G20 Anti-Corruption Working Group
Delivered by Liliana De Marco, Director of External Relations and Partnerships, IDLO
It is a pleasure to take the floor on behalf of the International Development Law Organization (IDLO).
Until recently, court processes in the Kyrgyz Republic have not been automated. Manual or paper systems still are required and are the norm although automating all processes has started very actively. According the country’s National Target Program for Development of the Judiciary, automated information systems need to be expanded and rolled out to the whole judicial system, not only within all first instance courts, but also second and third instance courts.
Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) kill 15 million people between the ages of 30 and 69, and over 86 per cent of these "premature" deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries.The economic impact, including loss of income by people harmed by NCDs, the costs of treatment, and the impacts on families threaten international development. Through regulation and fiscal reforms, countries can promote healthy diets, physical activity, and other initiatives reducing the prevalence and harms of NCDs.