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​Headquarters Agreement signed between the Italian Government and the IDLO

Today at the Farnesina, the Director General of Development cooperation, Ambassador Pietro Sebastiani, and the Director General of the IDLO, Irene Khan, signed a new Headquarters Agreement between the Italian Government and the International Development Law Organisation (IDLO), which is hosted in Rome ever since it was established in 1988.

“With this Agreement, Italy confirms its historic commitment in favour of human development through international cooperation and the strengthening of the multilateral system,” declared the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Angelino Alfano, at the signing.  

He went on: “The IDLO carries out important activities to support Developing and Emerging Countries in making legislative reforms and strengthening democratic Institutions in order to promote peace, justice and sustainable development, the importance of which has been relaunched in the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.” 

The IDLO, an organisation which is in the process of expanding its activities and membership, is one of the many international institutions hosted in Rome, thus ranking the Italian capital as the world’s third-largest base for UN Organisations after New York and Geneva and ahead of Vienna and Paris.