Land, gender and food security: The rule of law as an enabler
SIDE EVENT: on the occasion of the 2016 CFS Plenary session, IDLO in collaboration with the Italian Mission to the International Organizations in Rome will host a side event to launch a new policy report 'WOMEN,
IDLO at the United Nations General Assembly
One year after the historic adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), world leaders are convening in New York for the 71st Session of the United Nations General Assembly to discuss how to turn the ambitious Agenda 2030 into a reality for people around the world.
IDLO addresses Plenary Meeting on Refugees and Migrants
STATEMENT OF THE INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT LAW ORGANIZATION
HIGH-LEVEL PLENARY MEETING ON ADDRESSING LARGE MOVEMENTS OF REFUGEES AND MIGRANTS
September 19, 2016
Delivered by Irene Khan, Director-General, IDLO
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Ten Recommendations from Global Security Jam
“As a rule, conflict prevention efforts should always pay enough attention to bringing women to the negotiation table, and not just for the picture,” IDLO’s Director-General Irene Khan emphasized during the Security Jam ‘Beyond conventional security challenges’ brainstorming event.
‘Without rule of law, human rights are paper promises.’
‘Human rights and rule of law have to go hand in hand.
Fear, shame, women and the law
In 100 countries worldwide, women are barred from doing certain work solely because they are women. Over 150 countries have laws that are discriminatory to women, and only 18 countries are free of such laws. In 32 countries, women cannot apply for passports in the same way as men.
Legal Aid for Africa
Last year Legal Aid South Africa supported nearly 800,000 people who would otherwise have had no recourse to justice because they could not afford legal fees.
IDLO at Durban AIDS2016 Conference
IDLO representatives are participating this week in the 21st International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa, which is said to be the largest conference on any global health or development issue.
Special Issue on Police, Law Enforcement and HIV
World leaders have committed to ending AIDS by 2030 as part of the Sustainable Development Goals, but stigma and discrimination remain significant obstacles. In particular, police are critical, front-line determinants of risk for many people living with HIV (PLHIV) and members of other key affected populations (KAPs). The negative impact of adverse police behaviors and practices on HIV risk is well documented, and these risks undermine global efforts to end AIDS. Far less well documented, and less common, are attempts to ameliorate this impact by working to change police behaviors.
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.
Achieving Justice For All