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Delivering Change: Lawyers’ Role in Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

Thu 7 November, 2019 @ 6:00 pm

This event will bring together Pro Bono Managers from leading global law firms to discuss the relevance and value of the SDGs to the legal sector, specifically how the SDGs have shaped the direction of their firms’ pro bono work. The event will offer the opportunity for legal and development sector stakeholders to examine ways that the law and lawyers can most effectively contribute to the achievement of the SDGs.

This event marks the launch of A4ID’s Legal Guide to the Sustainable Development Goals, which provides key insights on the legal challenges and opportunities related to implementing the SDGs, as well as clear examples of the action that law firms and lawyers can take to achieve the goals. Developed in collaboration with A4ID’s Legal and Development Partners, the Guide is split into 17 chapters. Each chapter addresses a different SDG, providing an overview of the relevant regional, national and international legal frameworks that highlight how the law can be applied to drive progress towards the SDGs.

The legal community are already improving access to justice and helping to further sustainable development through pro bono legal assistance. However, the SDGs mark an opportunity for law firms to make a tangible contribution to positive social and environmental change by providing a global framework for lawyers to engage in sustainable development and increase access to justice for individuals and communities everywhere.

Please visit the event page for more information and to register your interest in attending.

Details

Date:
Thu 7 November, 2019
Time:
6:00 pm

Organizer

Advocates for International Development

Venue

Kirkland & Ellis LLP
30 St Mary Axe
London, EC3A 8AF United Kingdom
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