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Secretary-General’s Participation in the Conference on Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies: SDG 16 Implementation and the Path towards leaving no one behind

Secretary-General’s Participation in the Conference on Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies: SDG 16 Implementation and the Path towards leaving no one behind
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Division of Sustainable Development Goals of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) and the International Development Law Organization (IDLO) from 27-29 May 2019 at Rome
 
Dr. Kennedy Gastorn, Secretary-General of AALCO participated in the Conference on Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies organized by the Division of Sustainable Development Goals of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) and the International Development Law Organization (IDLO) from 27-29 May 2019 at Rome.
 
The Conference took note of the global progress towards achieving SDG 16, including the sharing of knowledge and good practices and suggesting the way forward in securing the interlinkages between SDG 16 and other Goals.
 
Dr. Gastorn in his address highlighted that AALCO’s vision of encompassing the broad diversity of Asia and Africa in facilitating the progressive development and codification of international law was rooted in the values and ideals of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), specifically SDG 16. This assumes added significance in light of their position as leading players in the global development paradigm.
 
Dr. Gastorn highlighted that AALCO, being the only Intergovernmental Organization facilitating this exercise for the two continents, is therefore duty-bound to facilitate the progressive development and codification of international law, through the sustainability paradigm of SDGs. It was elaborated that the progressive development and codification of international law in Asia and Africa, through the organizational medium of AALCO is synonymous with the achievement of SDG 16 goals of peace, justice and inclusive societies for all stakeholders involved.
 

Apart from Dr. Gastorn, Mr. Liu Zhenmin, Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations and Ms. Irene Khan, Director-General, IDLO, H.E. Emanuela Del Re, Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Italy, H.E. Omar Hilale, Vice-President of ECOSOC and Permanent Representative of Morocco to the United Nations, Hon. Priscilla Schwartz, Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Sierra Leone and Mr. Mohammad Farid Hamidi, Attorney-General, Afghanistan were some of the other distinguished speakers who graced the occasion. 

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