“Eradicating poverty in all its forms and dimensions, including extreme poverty, is the greatest global challenge and an indispensable requirement for sustainable development”
– Preamble to Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
LEEG-net (Legal & Economic Empowerment Global Network) plays a catalytic role in implementing the United Nations' 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Guided by a human rights based approach, our mission is to foster legal innovation and empowerment of the poor and disadvantaged groups in meeting the “greatest global challenge of eradicating poverty” which is the unifying thread throughout the 17 Goals, their 169 targets and 232+ global indicators.
The focus on legal innovation is an ongoing quest for new strategies and ways of thinking about what the law can do in the development realm. The focus on legal empowerment is an attempt to make the law work for the poor and disadvantaged groups by enhancing their capacity to resist poverty and get over it. LEEG-net links the two themes by virtue of their shared importance in finding solutions to sustainable development challenges.
LEEG-net generally addresses all of the seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with a particular focus on advancing the achievement of Goals 1, 5, 8, 10, 16 and 17.
In association with a global network of consultants in law, business and economics, LEEG-net provides pro bono consulting services to government institutions of developing countries to undertake law revision and reforms aimed at making Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) - enabling legal frameworks by incorporating tools of legal and economic empowerment.
LEEG-net campaigns for integrating a human rights-based approach through legal empowerment of people in the work of multilateral agencies and in public policy formulation in developing countries towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
As two key means of "meeting the greatest global challenge of eradicating poverty, including extreme poverty" as per the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, LEEG-net advocates the promotion of (a) social protection systems, and (b) technological empowerment of people including the poor and disadvantaged groups by exploiting innovative and inclusive policies and programs within a rights-based environment.