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In the News this week 
SDG Data: Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed called for “better and bigger data” to improve lives, end inequality and strengthen public trust in institutions. UN News
Land law: A new land law in Laos seeks to modernize the country’s land management, but critics say that it could threaten customary rights, especially for women. Trust Law
Criminalizing racism: Tunisia became the first Arab country to criminalize racial discrimination in an historic move to promote social inclusion of marginalized populations. Al Jazeera
Parliaments on climate: Following last week’s report, 149 national parliaments have signed a resolution demanding urgent action on climate change. IPU
An Expert look
Right to food: Experts outline why laws and policies need to be grounded in human rights in order to help and not harm citizens’ right to food. Devex
Indigenous rights and climate: A roundup of research examines the case for strengthened indigenous and community rights as a path to curbing global warming. CIFOR
World Data Forum: As experts convene for the UN data forum, a blog examines current and future approaches to national data reporting on the SDGs. World Data Forum
Latest from IDLO
Gender events at IDLO
Convening experts in the field, IDLO is hosting two events in The Hague to elaborate on lessons learned on integrating gender into rule of law programming, and talking about experiences on ensuring justice for survivors of gender-based violence.
Summary guide: Advancing the right to health
Following the release of the report, Advancing the right to health: The vital role of law, a summary guide was released, including case studies and examples from developing and developed countries to highlight the law as a tool for public health. Read the guide
IDLO at the Committee on Food Security
IDLO participated in the Committee on Food Security to discuss how the right to food is essential to achieving the 2030 Agenda. Watch the webcast
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