2024: Equal Access to Law

The AI Forum for Developing Countries is committed to leveraging artificial intelligence to promote sustainable development, expand economic opportunities, bridge the technological divide, and enhance legal access, ensuring that the benefits of AI are equitable and accessible for all, with a particular focus on improving justice systems in underserved communities.

Leveraging AI for Legal Equity by Advancing the Sustainable Development Goals in Developing Countries

The mission of the forum is to harness the transformative power of Artificial Intelligence to ensure equitable legal access in developing countries, aligning our efforts with the Sustainable Development Goals. By fostering international collaboration, we aim to create innovative AI solutions that address the unique challenges faced by these nations, promoting justice, enhancing legal systems, and empowering communities. Our goal is to catalyze change, ensuring that the benefits of AI technology contribute to sustainable development, and support the creation of inclusive, equitable societies worldwide.

2023 AI Global Forum Held at the United Nations
Office in Geneva


We believe every individual deserves fair legal access, regardless of their location.

We believe AI should bridge the justice divide in developing countries. We believe in mobilizing global talents to create AI solutions for those most in need.

We believe in equipping locals with AI skills to foster independence and sustainable growth.

We believe technology should amplify voices, not silence them.

We believe in driving sustainable progress through innovation and empathy.

We believe our collective efforts should transform legal access worldwide.

Avv. Bernardo Cartoni, Committee Chair of the Universal Declaration on The Responsible Use Of Artificial Intelligence In The Legal Profession

“Last year, at the United Nations Office in Geneva, we, a diverse group of lawyers from 26 countries, united to champion the responsible use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the legal profession. Our declaration underscores a commitment to leveraging AI to advance justice, equality, and sustainability, in alignment with the Sustainable Development Goals. We emphasized the importance of ensuring that developing countries are not left behind, advocating for AI to be a tool that bridges rather than widens the gap between nations. This milestone reflects our collective dedication to shaping a future where AI serves as a catalyst for fair access to justice and contributes positively to the global community.”


We seek partners aligned with our mission, not for financial gain, but to champion the rights of developing nations together, amplifying our collective impact on justice and equity on a global scale.

We warmly extend our call for partnerships to include not just organizations and technology pioneers, but also legal leaders who are at the forefront of advocating for justice and equity. This initiative stands to benefit immensely from the insights and expertise of those within the legal community who are committed to transforming the justice system through technology. By integrating the perspectives of legal professionals, we can ensure our solutions are both innovative and grounded in real-world applicability. Together, we can forge a path towards a more just, equitable, and sustainable future for developing countries, leveraging AI to make legal access universally available.

We are thrilled to announce that the planning for this year’s pivotal conference, “AI for Developing Countries: Equal Access to Law,” is well underway, with details to be unveiled soon. This conference aims to harness the transformative potential of Artificial Intelligence to foster legal equity and support Sustainable Development Goals in developing regions. Our mission is focused on creating innovative AI solutions to enhance legal systems, ensuring justice and empowering communities. Through international collaboration, we’re dedicated to making equitable legal access a reality, driving progress towards a more just and sustainable future.

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CIRID (The Independent Center for Research and Dialogue Initiatives)

Established in 1996, CIRID (The Independent Center for Research and Dialogue Initiatives) stands at the forefront of intellectual engagement, dedicated to fostering meaningful dialogue and cultivating a culture of peace. Through its pioneering missions, CIRID actively shapes conversations and actions aimed at building bridges, promoting understanding, and nurturing harmony among diverse communities.


SCLA, formerly recognized as the Swiss Chinese Law Association, is now a premier global legal and industry community, uniting over 500 CEOs, legal professionals, and thought leaders. Our mission is to forge a more transparent and just legal landscape worldwide, with a keen focus on providing legal aid to developing countries. By doing so, we aim to support the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals, ensuring equity and justice for all.

Through global collaboration, we are committed to turning equitable legal access into a tangible reality, propelling us towards a more just and sustainable world.Tianze Zhang, Chief Coordinator