International Development Law Organization

Policy Statements And Updates

Please see selected statements presented by IDLO at the United Nations and at other engagements around the world.

21 September, 2020

Mr. President, Mr. Secretary-General, 
Distinguished representatives of Member States and Observers, 
Colleagues and Friends,

15 September, 2020

COVID-19 is exposing existing fragilities to democracy, good governance and the rule of law. Citizens’ growing distrust of government has been exacerbated by the pandemic and has also limited swift and effective governance responses.

24 April, 2020

Multilateralism and the rule of law, so critical to advancing peace and security, human dignity and individual well-being, may sometimes appear to be abstract concepts, distant from the day to day lives of people.

22 April, 2020

On International Earth Day, IDLO joins the international community in recognising the importance of a more sustainable development model which meets the needs of the present while protecting the environment and the rights of future generations.

7 April, 2020

Today, we commemorate World Health Day 2020 in the midst of a global health crisis which is growing exponentially, overwhelming hospitals and healthcare systems across the world.

6 March, 2020

International Women's Day 2020


By Jan Beagle, Director-General, IDLO