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“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...”  It is in terms of sheer physical proximity that Mr Zanetti, who heads IDLO’s Training and...
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...
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...
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. The...
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...
With support from the Ford Foundation, IDLO hosted a Latin American regional meeting on best practices in the provision of HIV-related legal services. The meeting included representatives from partner organizations from Colombia, El Salvador,...
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...
58th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women New York Check against delivery Chair, Excellencies, Distinguished delegates, ladies and gentlemen, As Director-General of the International Development Law Organization, the only inter...
Excitement shone out of the stream of emails flowing through Rome headquarters late on Thursday. IDLO, it turned out, had just been picked by the UN to lead a new project: ensuring that signatories to the Convention on Biological Diversity can meet...
How do you enshrine the rule of law in a nation that did not exist a year ago? One that is, moreover, riddled with economic and security challenges? Add a change of official language into the mix, and the job may seem little short of daunting....
As the world celebrates International Women’s Day, IDLO has been showcasing its work in Afghanistan to help women overcome isolation and mistreatment.  When Nilofar’s case came to the attention of IDLO-trained legal staff in the city of...
Asuncion, Paraguay, 27 – 29 February 2012 - IDLO, in partnership with the Inter-institutional Committee against Human Trafficking in Paraguay, is hosting three national and international meetings to strengthen the capacity of public officials...
Kuwait City, Kuwait – 23 February 2012 – IDLO Director General, Irene Khan, met with Mr. Abdulwahab Al-Bader, Director General of Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development today to congratulate him on the 50th anniversary of the Fund.  “IDLO...
Juba, South Sudan - 30 January 2012 - the Judiciary of South Sudan (JoSS) and the International Development Law Organization (IDLO) launched a four-week training course on substantive law and legal English for 25 County Court and High Court Judges...
Cairo, Egypt - IDLO hosted the Third Regional Consultation on HIV-related Legal Services and Rights, which brought together lawyers and community activists from five countries in the Middle East & North Africa: Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco,...

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