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

"Choose" - The Women's Cause

1971 Paris France N

"Hope for Children" CRC Policy Center

HFC Nicosia Cyprus E


2022 Offenbach Germany F y

1% for the Planet

2002 Burlington VT USA G

100 Million

2016 Lienden Netherlands F f

1996 Protocol to the Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and other Matter

LC Prot 1996 1996 London UK T g

3Strands Global Foundation

3SGF 2010 El Dorado Hills CA USA G f

4iP Council EU

2013 Brussels Belgium J j

50 Years Is Enough - US Network for Global Economic Justice

1994 Washington DC USA G

5Rights Foundation

5Rights London UK F f

A Common Word Among the Youth

ACWAY Birmingham UK J

A Soul for Europe

ASF Brussels Belgium E

AAALAC International

1965 Frederick MD USA G y

ABA-UNDP International Legal Resource Centre

ILRC 1999 Washington DC USA G

Academia de Centroamérica, San José

1969 San José Costa Rica G

Academia Iberoamericana de Derecho del Trabajo y de la Seguridad Social

AIADTSS 1972 E v

Academic Associates Peace Works

AAPW 1988 Abuja Nigeria G

Academic Council on the United Nations System

ACUNS 1987 E y

Academic Network Public and Political Leadership

PUPOL 2012 F

Académie diplomatique internationale

ADI 1926 F g

Académie internationale de droit comparé

AIDC 1924 Paris France C v

Académie internationale des droits de l'homme

AIDH 1982 Puteaux France N

Academy for Peace Research

1982 G

Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences

ACJS 1963 Greenbelt MD USA G

Academy of Eating Disorders

AED 1993 Reston VA USA E

Academy of European Law

1992 Trier Germany E

Academy of European Law, Florence

1990 Florence Italy K

Academy of European Private Lawyers

1992 Milan Italy D v

Academy of European Public Law

1994 Athens Greece E

Academy of Peace

1972 Sion Switzerland G v

Academy of Political Science

APS 1880 New York NY USA N


San José Costa Rica G f

ACCESS Facility

ACCESS 2012 Rotterdam Netherlands F

Access International

1998 Collonge-Belle-Rive Switzerland N

Access Now

2009 New York NY USA C

Accord BDLN

1986 T g

Accord Concernant la Protection de la Meuse

1994 T g

Accord de Senningen

1996 Brussels Belgium T g

Accord Européen Concernant la Sécurité Sociale des Bateliers de la Navigation Intérieure

1993 T g

Accord International sur la Meuse

2002 T g

Accord Network

1978 Washington DC USA G y


Monte Carlo Monaco E g

Accord Relatif à L'importation de la Viande Bovine en Provenance du Groupe des Etats D'Afrique, Caraïbes et Pacifique

1979 T g

Accord sur les Transports Routiers entre le Benelux et les Etats Baltes

1992 Brussels Belgium T g

Accountable Now

2008 Berlin Germany F y

Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs

ACBSP Overland Park KS USA G

Accreditation Council for Oncology in Europe

ACOE 1989 Brussels Belgium E y

Accredited European Schools Network


ACE Electoral Knowledge Network

1998 E y

Acid Deposition Monitoring Network in East Asia

EANET 2001 Pathum Thani Thailand D g