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ROME, 25 October 2012 – The Vice Minister of Justice of Vietnam, H.E. Pham Quy Ty, visited the International Development Law Organization (IDLO) with a delegation of Vietnamese legal officials.  IDLO’s Director-General Irene Khan briefed the...
As representatives of big United Nations agencies, NGOs and the American Bar Association gather in Rome to debate the justiciability of the right to food, some may wonder if the word itself can be successfully pronounced.  It is, admittedly...
Event Date:
17 October, 2013
During the 17th Meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA) of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), IDLO hosted an official Side Event on October 17, 2013 to discuss the latest findings by global...
Event Date:
13 October, 2012
At the 11th Conference of the Parties of the CBD held in Hyderabad, India, IDLO and the CBD Secretariat hosted a workshop and roundtable discussion event titled “Building a Global Partnership for Achieving the Aichi Biodiversity Targets” on Saturday...
Mr. President, Excellencies, Distinguished delegates, Ladies and gentlemen, As the Executive Head of the International Development Law Organization - the only inter-governmental organization exclusively devoted to advancing the rule of law - I...
ROUNDTABLE 2: THE POST-2015 DEVELOPMENT AGENDA AND INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES New York Check against delivery The International Development Law Organization – the only inter-governmental organization exclusively...
Members of the ASEAN Committee in Rome, including the Ambassadors of the Philippines, Thailand, Myanmar and Malaysia, and senior diplomats from the Embassies of Indonesia and Vietnam came to IDLO for a briefing on IDLO activities by the Director-...
Indigenous communities, often unaware of their rights under law are unable to use them to their advantage. Law can help make the difference between poverty and development, between malnutrition and a dignified life. Legal empowerment – whether...
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...
This article by Naomi Burke-Shyne was originally published in Devex. The global approach to HIV has been overwhelmingly a medical and epidemiological one. While this has delivered great therapeutical advances, it has also pathologized...
Communities that survived years of violent strife still struggle to secure permanent rights Read the report here WASHINGTON, D.C./ROME, 28 June, 2012 -A new report released today by Namati and the International Development Law Organization (...
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...
This piece was originally published in the Huffington Post By Irene Khan, Director-General, IDLO As the world gathers in Rio, legal and institutional reforms remain key to delivering sustainable development. Yet effective national laws to...
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...
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. The Somali...

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