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7 August, 2012

The U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Agencies in Rome, David Lane, presented his diplomatic credentials to the Director-General of the International Development Law Organization (IDLO), Irene Khan, at the organization’s headquarters in Rome.

The U.S. is the current President of the IDLO Assembly of Parties

28 June, 2012

Communities that survived years of violent strife still struggle to secure permanent rights

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21 June, 2012

As world leaders, civil society activists and private sector representatives gather for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), the International Development Law Organization (IDLO) is focusing its efforts on promoting the critical link between law and sustainable development.

4 June, 2012

Islamabad, Pakistan - At the invitation of UNDP and UNAIDS Pakistan, Ms Naomi Burke-Shyne, IDLO, spoke at the First Steering Committee Meeting to Review the Legislative and Policy Environment with regard to the Human Rights and HIV in Islamabad.

1 June, 2012

ISTANBUL, May 31st/June 1st -- IDLO Director-General Irene Khan is taking part in a conference on the future of Somalia in Istanbul, as the organization seeks to aid progress towards a constitutional settlement in the shattered country.

21 May, 2012

“It takes me 50 minutes to fly to Tunis,” says Giulio Zanetti, speaking from Rome headquarters. “Compare this to Paris, which takes me 2 hours...” 

11 May, 2012

The role of the police in helping combat HIV is emerging as a key issue in public health. Several international consultations are scheduled for 2012 to drive for cultural change within law enforcement bodies in HIV prevention.

The first such consultation was held at the Headquarters of the International Development Law Organization (IDLO) in Rome on 10-11 May 2012. 

2 May, 2012

IDLO Director-General Irene Khan concluded a mission to New York where she called on the UN Deputy Secretary-General, Asha-Rose Migiro, the Executive Director of UN Women, Michelle Bachelet, and senior officials in the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Ms. Khan also met with the Permanent Representatives to the United Nations H.E. Luis Alfonso de Alba of Mexico and H.E.

25 April, 2012

The role of law, and the rule of law, are crucial for sustainable development. The Rio Declaration and Agenda 21 recognized this 20 years ago when the concept of sustainable development was launched on the world stage at the 1992 Earth Summit.

19 April, 2012

As the mammoth conference known as Rio+20 draws nearer (June 20-22), a variety of events are shedding light on the distance travelled since June 1992. Back when the Brazilian city hosted the initial Earth Summit, the environment was just shaping up as a major concern.

11 April, 2012

With support from the Ford Foundation, IDLO hosted a Latin American regional meeting on best practices in the provision of HIV-related legal services.

27 March, 2012

David Patterson has come a long way since backpacking around the world in search of a cause. He traces his interest in HIV and health law back to an episode in his native Australia, when an insurance offer came through his door. The eighties AIDS panic was raging, and the document came with a proviso: homosexuals need not apply.

20 March, 2012

58th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women
New York

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