International Development Law Organization

IDLO, Sweden Seal Partnership

(Rome, Italy) 17 June 2015 – Sweden and the International Development Law Organization (IDLO) signed a multi-year partnership agreement in Rome on 12 June 2015.

Under the agreement, signed by IDLO Director-General Irene Khan and Ambassador of Sweden to Italy Ruth Jacoby, the Swedish Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) will provide unrestricted financial support to IDLO for a period of four years.

“I am honored to sign this agreement today with IDLO,” said Ambassador Jacoby. “It highlights my government’s willingness to invest in the Organization at the right time given the increasing importance of the rule of law for international development, and opens up further opportunities to strengthen Sweden’s long-standing partnership with IDLO.”

“I see this agreement as a reflection of Sweden's trust and confidence in IDLO as a major actor in the justice and development sector,” said Director General Irene Khan. “We look forward to working with Sweden to advance access to justice and the rule of law as an integral component of the international development agenda.”


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Notes to 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 covers 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 has its headquarters in Rome, a Branch Office in The Hague, liaison offices for the United Nations in New York and Geneva, and country offices in Afghanistan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Somalia, South Sudan and Tajikistan. Since its establishment in 1983, IDLO has worked with over 20,000 legal professionals around the world.