Chief Executive Yasmin Batliwala discusses the Sustainable Development Goals and calls on the legal industry to assist in achieving these in The Times Law Brief.
In September 2015, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted by world leaders and came into force on 1 January 2016.
I am reflecting on this day while I am in India, at a time when the country has been provoked into thinking about women by the unlikely combination of a female British journalist and one of the gang of Delhi 2012 rapists.
In April 2013 over 1100 people lost their lives when a garment factory collapsed in Bangladesh. It wasn’t the first factory to collapse in Bangladesh. Only six months previously, 112 people lost their lives when the Tazreen factory caught fire.
Russia’s anti-gay laws have received global criticism in the run up to the Winter Olympics in Sochi. There have been worldwide demonstrations about laws such as Russia’s ban on ‘non-traditional’ sexuality: which has been viewed as an attack on gay rights. As a result of this law it is now illegal to provide information about homosexuality to under 18 year olds.
Aderonke Gbadamosi compares different measures of development used by international institutions to answer the question ‘what does it mean to be a developing country?’
The reciprocal relationship between development and realising human rights is perhaps nowhere better exemplified than by women’s rights.
A4ID recently hosted a discussion on the impact that access to information can have on the achievement of development goals, and the role of the media as a communicate channel between society and government.
A4ID recently hosted a discussion on how groups vulnerable to climate change related loss and damage might mitigate such losses by insuring themselves against climate change related harm. We heard from three speakers: Christoph Schwarte of the Legal Response Initiative, Aaron Oxley of Results UK and Dr Swenja Surminski of the LSE.
As a relative newcomer to the concept of impact investment, I couldn’t fail to be impressed by the seemingly antithetical outcomes that it produces: financial return coupled with a real social good. A win-win situation?