Thirty years ago on February 5, 1988, the rule of law made it to multilateralism as eight governments took the momentous step to establish IDLO (or IDLI, as it was then known) as an intergovernmental organization.
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Sustaining peace in post-conflict countries and ensuring gender equality for women and girls were top of the agenda on day two of IDLO’s 2017 Partnership Forum, held in conjunction with IDLO’s Assembly of Parties at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in Rome on November 28 and 29
Rome, November 28, 2017 – Sweden has joined the International Development Law Organization (IDLO), strengthening their partnership and emphasizing the country’s commitment to supporting the rule of law.
Sweden’s accession took place during IDLO’s 2017 meeting of the Assembly of Parties, hosted by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in Rome on November 28 and 29, 2017.
“Ideals are there to inspire and to be upheld. Fortunately, the ideal of a peaceful world continues to motivate many people. However, we need concrete goals in order to realize this ideal and to transform it from a utopia into a vision on clear progress in the near future,” opened Dr. Bernard R.
“The rule of law is fundamentally about equality. We are all equal in the eyes of the law and entitled to equal protection,” remarked Director-General Irene Khan at the Opening Ceremony of the GQUAL Conference on 3 October. “The meaningful participation of women in international bodies is a right well-recognized in international documents, but a long way from realization.”
STATEMENT OF THE INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT LAW ORGANIZATION
Infopoverty World Conference
April 21, 2017
Remarks by Patrizio Civili, IDLO
Ladies and Gentlemen,
Thank you Pierpaolo and thanks to the organizers for inviting me to moderate this panel on health for all.
Gender equality, justice, good governance and the rule of law dominated discussions the Director-General of IDLO, Irene Khan, held with officials during a recent visit to Canada.
The international community has set itself an ambitious undertaking with the new Sustainable Development Goals to end poverty, fight inequalities and tackle climate change, while at the same time seeking to build peace.
The last two decades following the Beijing Platform of Action have seen a proliferation of laws that address gender equality in intersecting areas of women’s political and economic participation, violence against women, equal pay for equal work, family relations, reproductive rights, land and property rights, and access to services.