International Development Law Organization

IDLO at World Bank Fragility Forum 2016

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

IDLO gathered with representatives from the World Bank, development actors and think tanks in the field of security & justice reform to participate in a round table discussion at the World Bank’s Fragility Forum 2016 in Washington, DC.

Co-organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, the discussion aimed to contribute to collective understanding and urgency for how to engage more effectively with justice and security challenges in fragility, conflict and violence settings and how to contribute to achieving Goal 16 of the Sustainable Development Goals.

“Fragility, lack of democratic spaces and conflict are not all equal or static,” noted Faustina Pereira, Director of Global Initiatives at IDLO.

Ms. Pereira further described IDLO’s experience as a field-based organization in several fragile states around the world, emphasizing that a key factor of implementing successful programs is ensuring that they are context driven, specific and sensitive.

“Conflicts, fragility, injustice and insecurity must be understood in the context driven environment in which they exist,” she said.

2030 Agenda: Goal 16: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels. Learn more

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