ROME, Nov 8 (KUNA) -- The State of Kuwait has been elected the president of the International Development Law Organization (IDLO) Assembly of Parties, while the US has won the vice-president post.
Nawaf Al-Mehmel, Kuwait's representative and legal advisor of the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) at the IDLO, was elected president of the IDLO Assembly of Parties late Friday.
The IDLO is an intergovernmental organization with a joint focus on the rule of law and development. It main aim is to secure dignified lives by creating a culture of justice.
The IDLO Assembly of Parties is the IDLO's highest decision-making body. It is composed of Representatives of all Member Parties, which are signatories to the Establishment Agreement of IDLO.
Speaking to KUNA following the election, Al-Mehmel said the IDLO member states had elected the State of Kuwait during an IDLO Assembly of Parties meeting in Rome in appreciation for its role in supporting development through the organization.
He believed that this big success would certainly lead to the promotion of Kuwait's position and effective role in the organization.
He quoted the conferees as having affirming that Kuwait's IDLO post win was a proof of its pioneering development role through the KFAED, which has recently reflected the UN honoring of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah as a "Humanitarian Leader" and Kuwait as a "Humanitarian Center".
"This achievement is an addition to the accomplishments of the State of Kuwait and its KFAED on the international arena and a boost to its development and humanitarian role under the sponsorship of His Highness the Amir," he added.
The IDLO Assembly of Parties convenes in Rome at least once a year. The role of the Assembly is to determine the IDLO's policies and oversee the work of the Director-General. Its duties include the adoption of the budget, the action plan and the by-laws for the governance of the Organization, and the appointment of the Director-General and members of the Board of Advisers. (end)