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

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

Ahimsa Fund

2011 Lyon France F f

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

Air Movement and Control Association International

AMCA International 1917 Arlington Heights IL USA G

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

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

Albert Schweitzer Fellowship

1939 Boston MA USA G

Aleut International Association

AIA 1998 Anchorage AK USA G

Alexandria Centre for International Maritime Arbitration

ACIMA 1992 Alexandria Egypt G

ALFA International

1980 Chicago IL USA F

Alianza Global del Ombudsperson Local

AGOL 2019 Alcala de Henares Spain D

All Africa Baptist Fellowship

AABF 1982 Ibadan Nigeria E

All India Women's Conference

AIWC 1926 Delhi India E

Allard K Lowenstein International Human Rights Project

1981 New Haven CT USA G

Alliance and Union Treaty

1745 T g

Alliance for a Europe of Democracies

EUDemocrats 2005 F

Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action

The Alliance 2016 New York NY USA E y

Alliance for Financial Inclusion

AFI 2008 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia F y

Alliance for Global Justice

AfGJ 1998 Tucson AZ USA G

Alliance for Harmonisation of Cellular Therapy Accreditation

AHCTA 2009 Bern Switzerland E y

Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation

ALTER-EU 2005 Brussels Belgium F

Alliance for Middle East Peace

ALLMEP 2006 Washington DC USA G y

Alliance for Peacebuilding

1999 Washington DC USA G y

Alliance for Rebuilding Governance in Africa

ARGA 2003 Dakar Senegal D

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