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

Alliance for Reform and Democracy in Asia

ARDA 2000 F

Alliance for Responsible Mining

ARM 2004 Medellin Colombia D

Alliance for Securing Democracy

2017 Washington DC USA G

Alliance Genève ACP pour les Droits de l'Homme

ACP 2008 Casablanca Morocco G

Alliance Internationale pour la défense des Droits et des Libertés

AIDL 2009 Bonneuil-sur-Marne France G

Alliance of Democracies Foundation

2017 Copenhagen Denmark G f

Alliance of Jumping Organizers

AJO 2000 F

Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe

ALDE 1974 Strasbourg France F v

Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Party

ALDE Party 1976 Brussels Belgium E

Alliance of Mayors and Municipal Leaders on HIV/AIDS in Africa

AMICAALL 1998 Windhoek Namibia F

Alliance of NGOs on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice

1972 Vienna Austria E y

Alliance of Russian Solidarists

1930 Frankfurt-Main Germany G

Alliance of Small Island States

AOSIS 1990 New York NY USA F g

Alliance of Universities for Democracy

AUDEM 1990 Albany NY USA F

Alliance of Young Nurse Leaders and Advocates International

AYNLA 2009 Manila Philippines G

Alliance Toward Harnessing Global Opportunities Corporation

ATHGO International 1999 Sherman Oaks CA USA G

Alliances for Africa

AfA 1996 Lagos Nigeria G

Allied Command Operations

ACO 1951 Shape Belgium E g

Allied Command Transformation

ACT Norfolk VA USA E g

Allied Joint Force Command Brunssum

JFC Brunssum 1951 Brunssum Netherlands F g

Allied Joint Force Command Naples

JFC Naples 1951 Naples Italy F g

Allied Rapid Reaction Corps

ARRC 1992 Gloucester UK F g


Nairobi Kenya F

Aloha International

1973 Volcano HI USA N

Alpha Iota Delta

1971 Bingham Farms MI USA N


1978 Klagenfurt am Wörthersee Austria E

Alter Summit

J y

Alternativas Latinoamericanas de Desarrollo Humano y Estudios Antropológicos

ALDHEA 2005 Quito Ecuador J

Alternative Trade Mandate Alliance

ATM 2011 J ty

Amazon Conservation Association

ACA 1999 Washington DC USA G

Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization

ACTO 1978 Brasilia Brazil D g

Amazon Watch

1996 Oakland CA USA G

Amazonian Parliament

1989 Caracas Venezuela F g

Ambassadors for Children

AFC 1998 Indianapolis IN USA G

Ambassadors in Sport

AIS 1990 Twinsburg OH USA G

Ambedkar Center for Justice and Peace

ACJP 1991 Nagpur India E

Amendment of Article Seven of the Inter-American Amateur Radio Service Convention

1988 Washington DC USA T g

Amendment to the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America, 1992

Treaty of Tlatelolco 1992 T g

Amendment to the Treaty for the Prohibition on Nuclear Weapons in Latin America

1990 T g

Amendments to the Convention for the Protection of the Mediterranean Sea Against Pollution

1995 T g

AMERA International

2003 Reading UK G

American Academy of Political and Social Science

1889 Philadelphia PA USA N

American and Foreign Christian Union

AFCU 1849 Grandville MI USA N

American Association of Port Authorities

AAPA 1912 Alexandria VA USA D

American Citizens Abroad

ACA 1978 Rockville MD USA G v

American Committee for KEEP

ACK 1951 Wilmette IL USA G

American European Community Association

AECA 1980 Brussels Belgium G

American Foreign Law Association

AFLA 1925 New York NY USA G

American Foreign Policy Council

AFPC 1982 Washington DC USA G

American Friends Service Committee

AFSC 1917 Philadelphia PA USA G