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While 2020 will be remembered most for the way COVID-19 changed our lives in nearly every way and in every part of the world, we made some strides for women’s rights and gender equality. From new laws addressing domestic violence and equality to women’s critical leadership during the global pandemic, join us to celebrate some key moments for gender equality this year.

Preliminary projections from the UN system indicate that COVID-19 could lead to the first increase in global extreme poverty in over 20 years, since the Asian financial crisis of 1981. It could push 40 to 60 million people into extreme poverty and could double the incidence of food insecurity in the world. The challenge for improving people’s lives after this crisis will be greater than ever, but the SDGs will help guide the path forward to ease suffering.

Law firms in the UK and beyond are adopting a range of strategies as they attempt to be 'calm, experienced sounding boards' to clients with surging stress levels. By Krishnan Nair and Meganne Tillay

Stuart Fuller, the global head of the legal services arm of Big Four accounting firm KPMG, expects the COVID-19 crisis to ultimately change the way law around the world is practiced.

Changes announced today will help businesses avoid being struck off the Companies House register as they deal with the impact of the coronavirus outbreak.

Tackling issues such as the climate crisis, inequality, new patterns of violence and the major changes we are seeing in population and technology in order to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals - our shared vision for the future - will require cooperation across borders, sectors and generations.

European Center of Sustainable Development in collaboration with Canadian Institute of Technology will organize the 8th ICSD 2020 International Conference on Sustainable Development, with particular focus on Environmental, Economic and Socio-Cultural Sustainability.