Global Civil Society & the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 16: Promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies

Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions

Goal 16 is about promoting peaceful and inclusive societies, providing access to justice for all and building effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels. People everywhere should be free of fear from all forms of violence and feel safe as they go about their lives whatever their ethnicity, faith or sexual orientation.

However, ongoing and new violent conflicts around the world are derailing the global path to peace and achievement of Goal 16. Alarmingly, the year 2022 witnessed a more than 50 per cent increase in conflict-related civilian deaths – the first since the adoption of Agenda 2030 – largely due to the war in Ukraine.

High levels of armed violence and insecurity have a destructive impact on a country’s development, while sexual violence, crime, exploitation and torture are prevalent where there is conflict or no rule of law, and countries must take measures to protect those who are most at risk.

Governments, civil society and communities need to work together to find lasting solutions to conflict and insecurity. Strengthening the rule of law and promoting human rights is key to this process, as is reducing the flow of illicit arms, combating corruption, and ensuring inclusive participation at all times.

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

Agreement Relating to Application of the European Convention on International Commercial Arbitration

1962 Strasbourg France T g

Agreement Relating to Cereals

1967 T g

Agreement Relating to Economic Cooperation

1952 T g

Agreement Relating to Governmental Supervision of Airworthiness, Operation and Maintenance of Aeroplanes Involved under the Technical Cooperation Agreements between KLM, SAS, Swissair and UTA

1972 T g

Agreement Relating to Refugee Seamen

1957 T g

Agreement Relating to the Chinese Courts in the International Settlement at Shanghai

1930 T g

Agreement Relating to the Establishment of a Reserve of Industrial Diamonds Upon the North American Continent

1943 T g

Agreement Relating to the Implementation of Part XI of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 10 December 1982

1994 T g

Agreement Relating to the International Convention for Regulating the Police of the North Sea Fisheries

1955 T g

Agreement Relating to the Naval and Air Bases Leased to the United States of America

1941 T g

Agreement Relating to Writs and Letters of Request

1952 T g

Agreement Relative to Radiography

1911 T g

Agreement Relative to the Assignment of Frequencies on the North American Continent

1929 T g

Agreement Respecting Documents of Identity for Aircraft Personnel, 1940

1940 T g

Agreement Respecting Facilities to be Given to Merchant Seamen for the Treatment Venereal Disease

1924 T g

Agreement Respecting Internal Revolutions and Neutrality

1911 T g

Agreement Respecting Merchant Shipping

1919 T g

Agreement Respecting the Peace of the Americas and the Bolivian Congresses

1911 T g

Agreement Respecting the Publication of Historical Records

1911 T g

Agreement Respecting the Unification of the Pharmacopoeial Formulas for Potent Drugs

1906 T g

Agreement Respecting the Whangpoo Conservancy

1905 T g

Agreement Revising the Agreement Respecting the Unification of Pharmacopoeial Formulas for Potent Drugs

1929 T g

Agreement Supplementary to the Nyon Arrangement

1937 T g

Agreement to Ban Smoking on International Passenger Flights

1994 T g

Agreement to Facilitate the Sanitary Control of Traffic

1955 T g

Agreement to Promote Compliance with the International Conservation and Management Measures by Fishing Vessels on the High Seas

1993 Rome Italy T g

Agreement with a View to the Administrative and Technical Re-organization of the Southern Railway Company's System

1923 T g

Agreement with Respect to Corn, Sorghum, Ordinary Wheat, Rice and Poultry

1962 T g

Agreements Regarding the Regulation of Beef Imports into the United Kingdom

1939 T g

Agricultural and Rural Convention

ARC2020 Paris France F

Agroecology Fund

AEF 2012 F f

Aid to Displaced Persons and its European Villages

1957 Liège Belgium G

Aid To Southeast Asia

ASA 1989 Minneapolis MN USA G

Aid to the Church in Need

1947 Königstein Germany F

Aide et action France

1981 Paris France G

AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa

ARASA 2002 Windhoek Namibia J y

Aim for Human Rights

1981 Utrecht Netherlands G

AIP Foundation

1999 Hanoi Vietnam F f

Air Movement and Control Association International

AMCA International 1917 Arlington Heights IL USA C

Air Navigation Convention

1919 T g

Airey Neave Trust

1987 London UK G f

Airline Ambassadors International

AAI 1996 Arlington VA USA G

Airline Sports and Cultural Association

ASCA 1947 Schwechat Austria D

Airlines International Representation in Europe

AIRE 1971 Brussels Belgium D t

Aix Group

2002 Aix-en-Provence France E

AKASSA ONG Internationale

Gerardmer France K

Al Ahram Centre for Political and Strategic Studies

ACPSS 1968 Cairo Egypt G

Al-Awda - Palestine Right to Return Coalition

PRRC Coral Springs FL USA G

Åland Islands Peace Institute

1992 Mariehamn Finland G j

Albert Einstein Institution

AEI 1983 Boston MA USA N j