On Tuesday, 20 November and Wednesday, 21 November, at 9:30 a.m., the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation will host the annual meeting of the Assembly of Parties to IDLO (International Development Law Organization), followed by the IDLO Partnership Forum, on the theme “The Rule of Law in Turbulent Times”.
On 20 November, the Assembly of Parties will open with remarks by the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Emanuela Claudia Del Re, by the President of the Assembly of Parties to IDLO, Thomas M. Duffy, Chargé d'Affaires in the United States Mission to the UN Agencies in Rome, and by the Director General of IDLO, Irene Khan.
The Assembly’s agenda will continue with the illustration of the 2019 Plan and Budget and the election of IDLO’s governing bodies.
That same afternoon, the Partnership Forum will start at 3 p.m. with remarks by Ambassador Inga King, Permanent Representative of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines to the United Nations, President of the ECOSOC and of the High-Level Political Forum 2019. The Forum’s agenda will continue with contributions from Kate Gilmore, Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights of the United Nations, and Jean Marie Guéhenno, former President and CEO of the International Crisis Group and UN Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations.
The Forum will be followed by a session dedicated to “Building Trust and Confidence in Institutions”.
On 21 November, the second day of the Forum will open with a session dedicated to Forging Partnerships to Advance Sustainable Development through Rule of Law, featuring a keynote speech by Enrico Giovannini, the spokesperson for the Italian Alliance for Sustainable Development.
The following session will be dedicated to Rule of Law in a Changing Global Economy and, starting at 11:30 a.m., the last segment will be dedicated to Closing the Justice Gap for Women and Girls.
The event will close with remarks by Gerald Abila from BareFootLaw, Uganda.
Journalists, photographers and TV crews interested in following the event are requested to apply for accreditation by sending an email to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation’s Institutional Press and Communication Service at the following address: email@example.com (Tel. + 39 06/3691.3432 or 8573 or 8210), attaching thereto the letter of his/her media organization containing his/her personal data (or press card for freelance reporters) and, for members of the foreign press, a Note Verbale released by the Rome Embassy of the media organisation’s Country.
Accredited journalists, photographers and TV crews may enter the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, from the main entrance – left-hand side – from 9 a.m.