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International and regional cooperation is key to tackling the challenges of SDG 16.4 – significantly reduce illicit financial and arms flows, strengthen the recovery, return stolen assets and combat organized crime. At the Global Conference on...
Human rights and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) go hand in hand. While they run on parallel tracks, both communities tend to operate within two separate silos. Different institutions as well as a difference in methods, approaches and...
Customary and informal justice systems represent some of the most complex and even controversial aspects of the justice dialogue. To some, they hold the key to unlocking inclusive societies – to others, they perpetuate inequalities and serve to...
From new technologies for legal initiatives to specific recommendations on how to avoid political influence over the judiciary and financing reform, panelists from civil society groups, governments and judiciaries across the world discussed...
Conference in preparation for High-level Political Forum 2019: "Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies: SDG 16 implementation and the path towards leaving no one behind" STATEMENT OF THE INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT LAW ORGANIZATION Ministry of...
The Global Conference on SDG 16 opened on May 27, setting the stage for a series of discussions on how to achieve peaceful, just and inclusive societies as enshrined in Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 16. Running from May 27 – 29 and...
On the margins of the Global Conference on SDG 16, IDLO and UNAIDs convened a side event on the intersection of health and the law, and why reform to criminal law is crucial to improving health, equality and peace. Throughout the Conference, the...
Civil society representatives convened on 26 May, 2019, the eve of the Global Conference on SDG 16, to discuss their contribution to Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 16, and its aspirations of promoting peaceful and inclusive societies, providing...
The Republic of Liberia became an IDLO Member Party on 7 May 2019, joining a growing list of now 36 total members. Liberia’s membership further strengthens the ongoing partnership established in 2015 when IDLO initiated programs in Liberia and...
MEDIA ADVISORY | ROME, May 23, 2019 – High-level government officials, heads of international organizations, leading academics, civil society representatives and development experts from around the world will convene in Rome, Italy from May 27-29,...
IDLO welcomed the State of Qatar as its 36th Member Party emphasizing their joint commitment to the rule of law and sustainable development. The accession took place with the deposit of the instrument by His Excellency the Ambassador of Qatar to...
Adolescent girls and young women account for 71 percent of new HIV infections among young people in sub-Saharan Africa. They are more vulnerable to HIV because they are often subjected to a range of gender and age based biases, discrimination...
Strong rule of law institutions are crucial for preventing conflicts and building peace. Effectively promoting the rule of law requires sustained and context-sensitive engagement, quick wins, grassroots partnerships and empowered citizens. Such work...
On a rainy Sunday morning in Geneva, IDLO’s Director-General Irene Khan and Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) completed the Walk the Talk Challenge 2019 alongside the First Lady of Kenya, Mrs....

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