Organisation Internationale de Droit du Développement

Side Event: Access to Legal Information

Side Event: Access to Legal Information

An instrument to empower the power, promote economic growth and engage citizens to partner with governments in achieving inclusive, sustainable growth

  • 24 June 2015
  • 1:15 - 2:45pm
  • ​Conference Room 7
  • United Nations, New York

The objective of this side event is to offer an opportunity to discuss how free, timely and online access to legal information can become a strong and transformative enabler to accelerate advances in the implementation of the post-2015 development agenda and help create a conducive environment for the achievement of the SDGs.

A broad-based and shared knowledge of policies and norms throughout society is essential to sustainable development. Yet, despite two decades of Internet and digital growth, and some initiatives with respect to access to public data, free online access to legal information, and the benefits that come with it, have yet to be fully realized by governments anywhere in the world.