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

'Fray Bartolome de las Casas' Center for Human Rights

1989 Chiapas Mexico N Human Rights Organizations

'Fray Francisco de Vitoria' Center for Human Rights

1984 Mexico City Mexico N Human Rights Organizations

1% for the Planet

2002 Burlington VT USA G

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 Treaties, IGOs

3D - Trade - Human Rights - Equitable Economy

2003 Geneva Switzerland G Human Rights Organizations

50 Years Is Enough - US Network for Global Economic Justice

Washington DC USA G

A Soul for Europe

Brussels Belgium E

ABA-UNDP International Legal Resource Centre

ILRC 1999 Washington DC USA 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 Coventry UK E y United Nations Bodies, International Federations

Academic Network Public and Political Leadership

PUPOL 2012 F

Academy for Peace Research

1982 G

Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences

ACJS 1963 Greenbelt MD USA G

Academy of European Law, Florence

1990 Florence Italy K Human Rights Organizations

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 Institutes


San José Costa Rica G f Foundations

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 Treaties, IGOs

Accord de Senningen

1996 Brussels Belgium T g Treaties, IGOs

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

1993 T g Treaties, IGOs

Accord européen sur les grandes routes de trafic international

1975 T g Treaties, IGOs

Accord Network

1978 Washington DC USA G y Humanitarian Organizations, International Federations


Monaco Monaco E g IGOs

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

1979 T g Treaties, IGOs

Accountable Now

2008 Berlin Germany F y International Federations

Accountancy Europe

1986 Brussels Belgium D

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 International Federations

Accredited European Schools Network


ACE Electoral Knowledge Network

1998 E y International Federations

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

ACP-EU Partnership Agreement

Cotonou agreement 2000 Brussels Belgium T g Treaties, European Union Bodies, IGOs

Acronym Institute for Disarmament Diplomacy

1995 London UK G j Institutes

ACT Alliance

2010 Geneva Switzerland E y International Federations, Human Rights Organizations

ACT Alliance EU

1990 Brussels Belgium E y International Federations

Act for Peace

1948 Sydney Australia G

Act Regarding Navigation and Economic Cooperation between the States of the Niger Basin

1963 T g Treaties, IGOs


2015 Vienna Austria N

Acte de Clôture des Négociations sur les Effectifs des Forces Armées Conventionnelles en Europe

1992 T g Treaties, IGOs


2004 Washington DC USA F

Action Committee Service for Peace

1968 Bonn Germany G