IDLO is co-organizing a consultation on Police and HIV to be held in conjunction with the 2nd Law Enforcement and Public Health Conference in Amsterdam in October. The consultation is being convened by the Law Enforcement and HIV Network (LEAHN), and is being co-organized along with the Centre for Law Enforcement and Public Health and Birkbeck School of Law at the University of London.
The Governments of Italy, Ghana, World Food Programme and International Development Law Organization, in collaboration with UN Women, will organize a high-level event under the title on “Feeding the Planet – Empowering Women: The Food and Nutrition Security Challenge”, to support the mainstreaming of gender equality in food and nutrition security.
Achieving a Transformative Post-2015 Development Agenda: The Contribution of the Rule of Law to Equity and Sustainability. A conference convened by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in the context of Italy’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union, in collaboration with IDLO.
Deputy United Nations Secretary General Jan Eliasson has offered a robust defense of the rule of law in a speech to IDLO during a visit to Rome. “We want to create a stronger basis for our [the UN's] work,” he told the audience, which included Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay, the World Food Programme’s Ertharin Cousin and Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka of UN Women. Referring to the Post-2015 Development Agenda now under discussion, he added that “we should not miss this historic opportunity to use the elements of the rule of law”.
A conference organized jointly by IDLO and the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on July 21st heard that the rule of law enhanced accountability, helping achieve susta
IDLO Director-General Irene Khan concluded a mission to New York where she called on the UN Deputy Secretary-General, Asha-Rose Migiro, the Executive Director of UN Women, Michelle Bachelet, and senior officials in the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Ms. Khan also met with the Permanent Representatives to the United Nations H.E. Luis Alfonso de Alba of Mexico and H.E.
DOHA, 29 November 2012 - As the 18th Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) meets in Doha to move the international climate change agenda forward, the International Development Law Organization (IDLO) urges increased recognition of the vital role national legal and policy frameworks play in enabling effective climate change response.
IDLO Signals Readiness as Haiti Marks Three Years since Quake
Over the past two years, IDLO’s work in earthquake-hit Haiti has brought home the scale of the reconstruction task. The third anniversary of the tremor, which killed hundreds of thousands, finds the group ready for more hands-on involvement.
ROME, 16 January 2013 – Italian Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the UN Agencies in Rome, Gianni Ghisi, presented his diplomatic credentials to the Director-General of the International Development Law Organization (IDLO), Irene Khan, at the organization’s Headquarters in Rome.
Italy is the Permanent Vice President of the IDLO Assembly of Parties.
Achieving Justice For All
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.
Growing insecurity and instability, recurring and protracted conflict and violence, increasing inequality, exclusion and discrimination, deterioration of international human rights and humanitarian norms, all signal the importance of strengthening the rule of law in today’s rapidly changing world. Notably, Goal 16 of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development seeks to promote peace, justice and strong institutions.
Evaluation of the project "Capacity Building Programme to Support the Implementation of the Nagoya Protocol"As part of IDLO’s continuous commitment to accountability and results-based management, IDLO is pleased to share this Evaluation Brief (summarised evaluation report): “Capacity Building Programme To Support The Implementation Of The Nagoya Protocol”. The evaluation has been conducted by independent evaluation experts, supervised by IDLO’s Evaluation Unit.
Under this new Programme, IDLO will provide support to LDC governments and businesses by enlisting experts to assist beneficiaries in preparing for and conducting negotiations and participating in arbitral proceedings or alternative dispute resolution methods. The Programme will also arrange complementary training and capacity building activities on demand.
The agricultural sector in low income countries has suffered from serious underinvestment for decades, with considerable consequences for long-term food security. The investment needed to eradicate hunger by 2030 has been estimated at US$1.5 billion annual additional investments per year, of which US$276 million is required for rural development and agriculture.
Dealing with ecosystem degradation has long been seen as the purview of environmentalists alone. With the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), biodiversity has been recognized as essential to human resilience and economic opportunity, and its preservation requires action from all sectors of society.
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.
In 2015, IDLO and Majority World launched an international photography exhibition about justice, the rule of law and sustainable development called 'In Focus: Justice and the Post-2015 Agenda'. Click here to visit the In Focus: Justice and the Post-2015 Agenda micro-site to read information about the exhibition, learn more about the photographers and view the images.
IDLO is tackling this challenge of FS with partners in the World Bank’s Global Forum on Law, Justice and Development. A consortium led by the Organization will develop an assessment tool to assist strengthen national legal frameworks to respond to this emerging challenge. The tool will be tested in Uganda in the course of 2015.