International Development Law Organization

Assembly 2019

Assembly of Parties 

The 2019 meeting of IDLO's Assembly of Parties took place on 13 November in Rome. The meeting was chaired by the United States as IDLO’s President (2018 - 2020).

Over 60 delegations attended the meeting of the Assembly of Parties, including representatives of 35 Member Parties, 30 governments and 10 international organizations in observer capacity.

IDLO's Director-General Irene Khan presented her report to the Assembly. The Assembly then adopted the 2020 Management Plan and Budget and elected the new Members of the Governing Bodies and Board of Advisers.

The Assembly also approved a number of resolutions, including one encouraging Member Parties to conclude Host Country Agreements in line with article 8 of the IDLO Establishment Agreement.

IDLO Member Parties welcomed and approved a request by the Government of Niger to join IDLO as a Member.

The Assembly elected Jan Beagle as the new Director-General of IDLO. Ms. Khan completes her second and final term as Director-General on 31 December 2019 and Ms. Beagle will start on 1 January 2020 for a term of four years.

During the annual meeting of the Assembly, a thematic discussion was held on “Accelerating action to achieve the 2030 Agenda: Leveraging the rule of law to build peace and sustainable development”, which featured a keynote address delivered by Adama Dieng, United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, followed by an interactive dialogue moderated by Ms. Khan.