Kyiv, October 24, 2017 - The Director-General of the International Development Law Organization (IDLO), Irene Khan, will visit Ukraine from October 25 to 27, 2017 to meet representatives of the Government of Ukraine and other key stakeholders in the rule of law sector to discuss IDLO’s work and explore areas of potential future collaboration.
Since 2015, IDLO has been working in Ukraine to contribute to the country’s sustainable development and the return of confidence in public administration, justice and the rule of law. IDLO’s work has been focused on strengthening institutions by providing technical assistance to address corruption and enhance the capacity and integrity of institutions.
IDLO is engaged in developing and implementing some of the most important reform initiatives in Ukraine in areas such as deregulation, anti-corruption, law and court enforcement, administrative service delivery and e-procurement.
In Kyiv, Ms. Khan will conduct meetings with representatives of the Presidential Administration, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Regional Development, Construction and Housing, National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine and Special Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office. She will also meet with members of parliament, the diplomatic community and civil society.
Ms. Khan will also travel to Kharkiv for meetings with the Regional State Administration and to visit the recently opened Public Service Centre which provides over 400 administrative and social services to citizens through a one-stop-shop concept.
To conclude her visit, representatives of the media will be invited to meet Ms. Khan for a briefing on Friday, October 27 in Kyiv.
To participate in the media briefing, or request a media interview with Irene Khan please contact: Levan Duchidze, firstname.lastname@example.org, +380 93 275 32 57 or Judit Arenas, email@example.com, +1 646 506 5996.
Background for editors
The International Development Law Organization (IDLO) is the only intergovernmental organization exclusively devoted to promoting the rule of law. IDLO works to enable governments and empower people to reform laws and strengthen institutions to promote peace, justice, sustainable development and economic opportunity. Its programs, research and policy advocacy cover the spectrum of rule of law from peace and institution building to social development and economic recovery in countries emerging from conflict and striving towards democracy.
IDLO sees the rule of law as the cornerstone of peace, security, justice and development, as well as an integral part of sustainable development - underpinning social and economic progress and environmental protection with strong institutions and good governance, formal legal frameworks and legal empowerment of people, equal opportunity and equitable access to basic services, and due process and fair outcomes for all.
For further information about IDLO visit www.idlo.int
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