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  Equality in law is crucial for gender equality. Laws and policies shape the realities of women and girls in all aspects of life and in all parts of society. Just laws can be instruments to protect, promote and fulfil the rights of women and girls, contributing to just and inclusive societies, where no woman or girl is left behind. However, laws can also deny rights to women and girls and hinder the realization of a just and equal society.   IDLO and...
Statement by the Director-General, Ms Jan Beagle International Women’s Day 8 March 2022   This International Women’s Day, IDLO joins our partners in celebrating the lives of women and girls around the world, and in highlighting this...
Remarks at the Human Rights Council Urgent Debate on the Situation in Ukraine by Mark Cassayre, the International Development Law Organization (IDLO) Permanent Observer to the United Nations and Other International Organizations in Geneva March 3...
Event Date:
10 March, 2022
WEBINAR  | 10 March 2022  | 14:00 – 15:30 Rome  | 8:00 – 9:30 New York ELIMINATION OF DISCRIMINATORY LAWS: ACCELERATING ACTION FOR GENDER EQUALITY Equality in law is crucial to gender equality. Laws can...
Statement by the Director-General, Ms Jan Beagle 49th session of the Human Rights Council High-Level Segment   1 March 2022 Geneva   Mr. President, Distinguished Delegates,   I have the privilege of...
Statement by the Director-General, Ms Jan Beagle 25 February 2022 United Nations General Assembly Mr. President, I am pleased to address this High-Level Debate on Galvanizing Momentum for Universal Vaccination. The unprecedented speed...
The sixty-sixth session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place from 14 to 25 March 2022. Due to the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, CSW66 will take place in a hybrid format. All side events and parallel events will...
Event Date:
16 March, 2022
  WEBINAR  | 16 March 2022  | 14:00 – 15:30 Rome  | 9:00 – 10:30 New York Feminist Climate Action and the Rule of Law  Women and girls are key to strengthening...
Statement of the International Development Law Organization 14 February 2022  New York Delivered by Sarah Papineau, Permanent Observer a.i., IDLO Mr. President, I am pleased to join today’s consultation on...
  Dear friends, As we come to the end of 2021, I wanted to share some reflections from what has been a challenging but eventful year. The COVID-19 pandemic has entered a new and worrying phase of unequal recovery, made worse by severe...
Ministers, Excellencies, Colleagues and friends, On behalf of the International Development Law Organization, the only global intergovernmental organisation exclusively devoted to promoting the rule of law to advance peace and sustainable...
Statement by the Director-General Jan Beagle on United Nations Convention Against Corruption Conference of States Parties Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt 17 December 2021   Mr. President, Madame Executive Director, Excellencies, It...
Survivor-centered Justice: Why Is It Essential for Ending Gender-based Violence? Published by the Global Women’s Institute in collaboration with the International Development Law Organization (IDLO) As researchers, advocates, and practitioners...
Statement by the Director-General Jan Beagle on Human Rights Day 10 December 2021 Every year, the world recalls the United Nations General Assembly’s adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on 10 December 1948. We reflect on...
Event Date:
13 December, 2021
EVENT | Monday, 13 December 2021 | 12:00 - 13:00 CET A Rule of Law Approach to Promoting Integrity and Rebuilding Trust Special event at the ninth session of the United Nations Convention against Corruption Conference of States Parties (...

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