Statement by the Director-General, Jan Beagle, on World Environment Day
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 to the Special Session of the Conference of the States Parties (COSP) to the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC) on the Preparations for the Special Session of the General Assembly Against Corruption (UNGASS)
7 May, 2021
EVENT | June 1, 2021 | 16:00 - 17:00 Rome | 10:00 - 11:00 New York
Rule of Law and the Judicary in Realizing the UNGASS Promise
Side Event organized by the International Development Law Organization (IDLO), Italian Presidency of the G20 Anti-Corruption Working Group (ACWG).
“The COVID-19 pandemic has made the need for good governance even more urgent, acting as a stress test for institutions”, Ms. Marina Sereni, Vice Minister of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Italy outlined. While noting its importance, “progress across the various dimensions of SDG 16 has been uneven.
Statement by the Director-General, Jan Beagle, at the Closing of the SDG 16 Conference
Assistant Secretary-General Spatolisano
Colleagues and Friends
It is a pleasure to join you again as we come towards the end of the Second SDG 16 Conference.
Statement by the Director-General, Jan Beagle, at the Opening of the SDG 16 Conference
Vice Minister Sereni,
Under-Secretary General Liu,
Excellencies, Distinguished Guests,
Friends and Colleagues,
On behalf of IDLO, it is a pleasure to welcome you to the second Global SDG 16 Conference.
Statement by the Director-General, Jan Beagle on International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace
Statement by the Director-General, Jan Beagle, on International Mother Earth Day
On Earth Day, IDLO joins the international community in committing to build back better and greener from the COVID-19 pandemic, towards achieving the 2030 Agenda.
CSW65 Side event | Eliminating Discriminatory Laws: Achieving Gender Equality on Paper and in Practice during Challenging Times
Opening remarks by Jan Beagle, Director-General of the International Development Law Organization
Wednesday, 24 March, 2021
Good morning, good afternoon, and good evening,
In recent years, the Kyrgyz Republic has adopted a new Criminal Code and reformed the Criminal Procedure Code with the stated aim to humanize the system of law enforcement in the country. The new Codes were developed by a group of dedicated technical experts that have subsequently supported the development of a training program aimed at building the capacity of all key stakeholders - judges, police, defense lawyers, and prosecutors - on the foundational understanding of the codes.
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.