Global Civil Society & the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 16: Promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies

Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions


The threats of international homicide, violence against children, human trafficking and sexual violence are important to address to promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development. They pave the way for the provision of access to justice for all and for building effective, accountable institutions at all levels.

While homicide and trafficking cases have seen significant progress over the past decade, there are still thousands of people at greater risk of intentional murder within Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa and around Asia. Children’s rights violations through aggression and sexual violence continue to plague many countries around the world, especially as under-reporting and lack of data aggravate the problem.

To tackle these challenges and build a more peaceful, inclusive societies, there needs to be more efficient and transparent regulations put in place and comprehensive, realistic government budgets. One of the first steps towards protecting individual rights is the implementation of worldwide birth registration and the creation of more independent national human rights institutions around the world.

Name Acronym Founded City HQ Country/Territory HQ Type I Type II Type III

ACCESS Facility

ACCESS 2012 Rotterdam Netherlands F

Accord BDLN

1986 T g Treaties, IGOs

Accord Concernant la Protection de la Meuse

1994 T g Treaties, IGOs

Accord de Senningen

1996 Brussels Belgium T g Treaties, IGOs

Accountancy Europe

1986 Brussels Belgium D

Acid Deposition Monitoring Network in East Asia

EANET 2001 Pathum Thani Thailand D g IGOs

ACP-EEC Convention

Lomé convention 1975 T g Treaties, European Union Bodies, IGOs

ACP-EU Council of Ministers

1977 Brussels Belgium E g European Union Bodies, IGOs

ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly

1984 Brussels Belgium F g European Union Bodies, Parliaments, IGOs

Acronym Institute for Disarmament Diplomacy

1995 London UK G j Institutes

ACT Alliance

2010 Geneva Switzerland E y International Federations, Human Rights Organizations

ACTION for Conflict Transformation

Johannesburg South Africa G

Active - Sobriety, Friendship and Peace

1990 Stockholm Sweden D

Active Citizenship Network

ACN 2001 Rome Italy G

Acuerdo de Lima

2000 J

Additional Monetary Convention

1902 T g Treaties, IGOs

Additional Protocol to the Anti-doping Convention

2002 Strasbourg France T g Treaties, IGOs

Additional Protocol to the Convention for the Protection of Individuals with Regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data, Regarding Supervisory Authorities and Transborder Data Flows

2001 Strasbourg France T g Treaties, IGOs

Additional Protocol to the Convention on Cybercrime, Concerning the Criminalisation of Acts of a Racist and Xenophobic Nature Committed through Computer Systems

2003 Strasbourg France T g Treaties, IGOs

Additional Protocol to the Criminal Law Convention on Corruption

2003 Strasbourg France T g Treaties, IGOs

Additional Protocol to the European Agreement on the Exchange of Tissue-typing Reagents

1976 Strasbourg France T g Treaties, IGOs

Additional Protocol to the European Agreement on the Exchanges of Blood-grouping Reagents

1983 Strasbourg France T g Treaties, IGOs

Additional Protocol to the European Convention on Information on Foreign Law

1978 Strasbourg France T g Treaties, IGOs

Additional Protocol to the General Convention of Inter-American Conciliation of 1929

1933 T g Treaties, IGOs

Additional Protocol to the Protocol to the European Agreement on the Protection of Television Broadcasts

1983 Strasbourg France T g Treaties, IGOs

Additional Protocol to the Protocol to the European Agreement on the Protection of Television Broadcasts, 1974

1974 Strasbourg France T g Treaties, IGOs

Additional Protocol to the Treaties on Private International Law

1889 T g Treaties, IGOs

Additional Protocol to the Treaties on Private International Law

1940 T g Treaties, IGOs

Administrative Tribunal of UNIDROIT

1926 Rome Italy K g IGOs

AEA - International Lawyers Network

AEA Alicante Spain C

AFILIATYS

1965 Brussels Belgium E v

Africa Evidence Network

AEN 2012 F

Africa Governance Institute

AGI 2005 Dakar Senegal E j Institutes

Africa Legal Network

ALN Nairobi Kenya F

Africa Peace Forum

APFO 1993 Nairobi Kenya G

Africa Society of The National Summit on Africa

2002 Washington DC USA N

Africa's Voices Foundation

Cambridge UK G f Foundations

African Association of International Law

AAIL 1986 Arusha Tanzania UR D

African Bar Association

AFBA 1971 Lagos Nigeria D

African Center for Global Trends

AFRICGLOT 2011 Abuja Nigeria J

African Centre for Citizenship and Democracy

ACCEDE 2007 Bellville South Africa G

African Centre for Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture Victims

ACTV 1993 Kampala Uganda G

African Civil Service Observatory

ACSO 1991 Cotonou Benin F g IGOs

African Communication Regulation Authorities Network

ACRAN 1998 F

African Democracy Forum

ADF 2000 Kigali Rwanda F

African Forum against the Death Penalty

Lomé Togo G

African Foundation for International Law

AFIL 2003 The Hague Netherlands F f Foundations

African Guarantee Fund

2012 Nairobi Kenya F g Funds, IGOs

African Institute of International Law

AIIL Arusha Tanzania UR D Institutes

African Institute of Private International Law

1968 F j Institutes

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