Legal & Economic Empowerment Global Network — leeg-net.org | A pro bono initiative of LexEcon Consulting Group

Dilum Abeysekera
Apr 15, 2017 · 2 min read

LEEG-net plays a catalytic role in developing and disseminating innovative tools of empowering the poor & marginalized groups as an effective means of eradicating poverty and promoting pro-poor growth & gender equality.

We work towards achieving the UN Global Goals (seventeen Sustainable Development Goals) generally with a particular focus on the following six SDGs:

Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere

Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

Goal 8: Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all

Goal 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries

Goal 16: Promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies

Goal 17: Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

Within its scope of functions, LEEG-net attempts to answer the calls for action made by –

1. the United Nations High Level Commission on Legal Empowerment of the Poor (2005 -2008) of which the outcome document entitled “Making the Law Work for Everyone” has set out the roles to be played by the civil society, business community, professionals associations, etc in making the proposed Legal Empowerment Agenda a success;

2. the UN Secretary General’s High Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowermentwhose report issued in 2016 entitled “Leave No One Behind. A Call to Action for Gender Equality and Women’s Economic Empowerment” recognizes the critical importance of partnerships with all parts of society in achieving scalable and sustainable impact; and

3. the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 25 September 2015 which notes in its preamble “… to mobilize the means required to implement this Agenda through a revitalized Global Partnership for Sustainable Development … with the participation of all countries, all stakeholders and all people”.

For more information about LEEG-net and to get involved, please visit https://www.leeg-net.org/.​

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