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.

16 October, 2020

On World Food Day, IDLO joins the international community in its call to ensure and promote access to safe and nutritious food globally and for all.

15 October, 2020

I am pleased to welcome you to this World Leadership Dialogue, which is organised by IDLO, the World Health Organization, and the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University.

14 October, 2020

Professor Signorelli, Dr Azzopardi Muscat, fellow panelists and distinguished Congress delegates,

It is a great pleasure to address the 16th World Congress on Public Health.

9 October, 2020

United Nations General Assembly – Economic and Financial Committee (2nd Committee) General Debate: “Building Back Better after COVID-19: Ensuring a more Equitable Global Economy, Inclusive Societies and Sustainable Recovery”

1 October, 2020


I appreciate this opportunity to contribute to the discussions at this High-level Meeting on Accelerating Gender Equality 25 years after Beijing.

28 September, 2020

Annual Discussion on the Integration of a Gender Perspective Throughout the Work of the Human Rights Council and that of its Mechanisms

24 September, 2020

Statement by the Director-General, Jan Beagle at the Friends of the UN Task Force on the Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases: Working with Member States to Deliver the NCD-related SDG Targets during and beyond COVID-19

23 September, 2020

Your Excellency Mr. Mukhtar Tileuberdi, Global Chair of the Group of the Landlocked Developing Countries,

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.