LexisNexis honored with UN Foundation Global Leadership Award

LexisNexis honored with UN Foundation Global Leadership Award

On Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, LexisNexis CEO Mike Walsh was honored by the United Nations Foundation with a Global Leadership Award in recognition for the company's work in advancing the Rule of Law around the globe. Previous honorees have included Malala Yousafzai, Desmond Tutu, Barack Obama and Oprah Winfrey. Former UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says, "Mike is a leader who understands that societies without a predictable legal framework are societies where people do not invest in their future, or the future of their country, and that businesses do better when the world does better. He’s shaped a powerful mission for LexisNexis to advance the rule of law for a better future and to support peace and progress as a result."

Presented below are Mike's remarks to the UN Foundation's We The People' Dinner in New York: 

Thank you, Carmen.

Madame Deputy Secretary-General, Kathy Calvin, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,

I’m deeply honored to accept this Global Leadership Award.

We’re joined by my wife Sheila, my kids Deven and Sophie, my mom and dad, making this occasion even more special.

LexisNexis has been strongly committed to advancing the rule of law for many years. Rule of law has four main components…

  • Timely access to legal remedy,
  • Equality for all under the law,
  • Transparency of law, AND
  • An independent judiciary.

We work to advance each of these…

When the most vulnerable citizens of a country can’t afford to go to court, we bring court to them and provide access to legal remedy.

This past April, our Malaysian team ventured into the jungles of Borneo as part of a mobile court. They slept in tents by night and ran the court by day, which handled 220 cases.

One young girl, Rosnah, born in 2004, received her birth certificate during that trip. S

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