International Development Law Organization (IDLO)

Organisation internationale de droit du développement (OIDD)

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18 Mar 1983, as International Development Law Institute (IDLI) -- Institut international de droit du développement -- Instituto Internacional de Derecho para el Desarrollo -- Istituto Internazionale di Diritto per lo Sviluppo, as a nongovernmental organization registered in accordance with Dutch law. Transformed into an intergovernmental organization, 28 Apr 1989, when the 'Agreement for the Establishment of the International Development Law Institute, 5 Feb 1988' came into force. Commenced operations as an IGO, 1 Jan 1991. Current name adopted 30 Jun 2002.


Promote the rule of law and good governance in developing countries, transition economies and nations emerging from conflict; help these countries establish the legal framework needed to achieve economic, social and institutional development; work closely with local groups, addressing their specific needs and empowering them to contribute to their national development.


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Assembly of Parties. Board of Advisers. Standing Committee. Director-General. Headquarters in Rome (Italy); Regional Centres in Cairo (Egypt) and Sydney (Australia); Project Offices in Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan and Sudan.


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GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions



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