ROME, NOVEMBER 25 – On Tuesday, 28 and Wednesday 29 November, concomitantly to the annual Assembly of Parties of IDLO (International Development Law Organization), the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation will host the IDLO Partnership Forum “Sustaining peace, sustainable development: the contribution of the rule of law”.
As the international community faces increasingly complex challenges in dealing with conflicts and in making the 2030 Agenda real, IDLO’s 2017 Partnership Forum will address the relationship between peace and development and the role that the rule of law plays to underpin both and promote stable and inclusive societies.
Held annually in conjunction with IDLO’s Assembly of Parties, the Partnership Forum is a platform for multi-stakeholder dialogue, including between IDLO Member Parties, partner governments, international policy makers and development practitioners. It is aimed at stimulating new ideas on critical rule of law issues and facilitating and strengthening partnerships.
The Partnership Forum’s interactive dialogues will discuss:
- Sustaining Peace, Sustainable Development: Challenges and Opportunities for the Rule of Law with a Keynote Speech: Mr. Fabrizio Hochschild, UN Assistant Secretary-General for Strategic Coordination
- Building Effective and Accountable Institutions to Sustain Peace
- Can there be Peace and Prosperity without Gender Equality?
- Partnerships for Inclusive Economic Growth
On 28 November, the Forum will open with remarks by Nawaf Al-Mahamel, President of the Assembly of Parties of IDLO, who will be followed by Benedetto Della Vedova, Undersecretary of State for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.
The opening session will close with an address by the president of IDLO and the Signing Ceremony of the IDLO Establishment Agreement by the new signatory Parties. (@OnuItalia)