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In the News this week 
UNGA: The high-level week of the UN General Assembly came to a close, with leaders focused on multilateralism as a critical ingredient to achieve the SDGs. UN News
Food security: Global hunger and food security emerged as priority themes of this year’s UNGA, and in particular the links to international humanitarian law, conflict and peace. IPS
Women’s land rights: Rural women in Ghana are demanding better access to land, as cultural and religious barriers often bar women from claiming their land rights. Deutsche Welle
Justice and peace: UN rights officials say that victims’ voices must be heard in the process of establishing a transitional justice system in Central African Republic. Voice of America
An Expert look
Lessons for peacebuilders: Experts outline the main challenges researchers face when working to improve peacebuilding programs in conflict-affected areas. Conciliation Resources
Sustainable investment: A practical guide provides direction for communities to negotiate fair contracts with investors on the basis of inclusivity, growth and rights. Namati
SDG progress in Africa: An expert look at progress on the Sustainable Development Goals emphasizes the importance of country-level analysis. Brookings Institute
Latest from IDLO
Women and the law: Is the law with us or against us?
IDLO participated in the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly high-level week with an intervention at the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit and a high-level event on the global response to non-communicable diseases. Read more
Women and the law: Is the law with us or against us?
IDLO’s Senior Legal Advisor on Gender spoke with the World Bank about the role of law in women’s economic rights. Watch the video
IDLO discusses legal reform with Pakistan Supreme Court judges
IDLO welcomed senior members of Pakistan’s judiciary for a wide-ranging discussion on legal reform and challenges facing Pakistan’s judicial system. Read more
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