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

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


2017 Berlin Germany G

Alianza Global del Ombudsperson Local

AGOL 2019 Alcala de Henares Spain D


1978 Minneapolis MN USA G

All Africa Baptist Fellowship

AABF 1982 Ibadan Nigeria E

All India Women's Conference

AIWC 1926 Delhi India E

All-Africa Students Union

AASU 1972 Accra Ghana D

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 Food Sovereignty in Africa

AFSA 2008 Kampala Uganda D

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 C y

Alliance for Peacebuilding

1999 Washington DC USA G y

Alliance for Rebuilding Governance in Africa

ARGA 2003 Dakar Senegal D

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 Paris France G

Alliance of Democracies Foundation

2017 Copenhagen Denmark G f

Alliance of European Voluntary Service Organizations

ALLIANCE 1982 Istanbul Türkiye F y

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 and CSOs for South-South Cooperation

ANCSSC 2018 London UK J

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 pour la Migration, le Leadership et le Développement

AMLD Dakar Senegal J

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


2004 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