SPPI Showcase: connecting the business of law and the rule of law – the IBA and the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Thursday 3 November 2022

At the 2021 IBA Global Showcase, Sanda Ojiambo, the CEO and Executive Director of the UN Global Compact sent a clear message to the international legal community: “We cannot deliver on the UN Sustainable Development Goals without peace, justice and strong institutions”. Although the legal profession has a role to play in the effective implementation of most, if not all, of the 17 UN SDGs, and their translation into ESG activity, UN SDG 16 covering "Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions” lies at the heart of the IBA’s mission. The business of law is not possible without the Rule of Law, which in its turn requires peace, justice and strong institutions.

This showcase session, presented by the IBA Section on Public and Professional Interest, will focus on how UN SDG #16 provides a golden thread that runs through much of the IBA’s activity.