Turning U.N. Development Goals Into Reality

The United States championed the goals, including Goal 16. Now it can be a global leader in carrying them out by ensuring their impact at home.

Letter to Editor (NATIONAL)

David Udell, Risa E. Kaufman
New York Times (NYT)
October 2, 2015

Tags: Access to Justice

Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Aid Interagency Roundtable (LAIR), National Center for Access to Justice (NCAJ) at Fordham Law School, Columbia Law School


In a significant step forward, President Obama recently established the White House Legal Aid Interagency Roundtable, charging its 20 agency members with reporting on progress in implementing Goal 16 in the United States.

It’s not easy to measure justice. But it is important to do so. The process will draw urgently needed attention to the research and data we need to identify gaps in, and necessary improvements to, our civil and criminal justice systems, bringing the United States closer to realizing its promise of equal justice for all.