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

Alternativas Latinoamericanas de Desarrollo Humano y Estudios Antropológicos

ALDHEA 2005 Quito Ecuador J

Alternative Trade Mandate Alliance

ATM 2011 J ty

Alternatives to Violence Project International

AVP International 1975 F

Amazon Conservation Association

ACA 1999 Washington DC USA G

Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization

ACTO 1998 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 Beaconsfield 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 Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative

ABI ROLI 2007 Washington DC USA G

American Citizens Abroad

ACA 1978 Washington DC 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

American Jewish Committee

AJC 1906 New York NY USA G

American Movement for World Government

AMWG 1954 North Palm Beach FL USA N

American Political Science Association

APSA 1903 Washington DC USA G v

American Society of International Law

ASIL 1906 Washington DC USA G v

American Treaty on Pacific Settlement

Pact of Bogota 1948 Washington DC USA T g

Americans for Democratic Action

ADA 1947 Washington DC USA G

Americans for Peace Now

APN 1981 Washington DC USA G

Americas Foundation

1942 New York NY USA N f

Americas Network on Nationality and Statelessness



1977 Brussels Belgium D

Amicale internationale des sous-directeurs et chefs de réception des grands hôtels

AICR 1973 Paris France D

Amicus Curiae

2015 Paris France J

Amis d'une école de la paix, Grenoble

AEPG 1989 Grenoble France N

Amman Center for Peace and Development

ACPD Amman Jordan G

Amnesty International

AI 1961 London UK B

Amnesty International - European Institutions Office

1992 Brussels Belgium E

Amsterdam Center for International Law

ACIL 1998 Amsterdam Netherlands G

Analytical Centre on Globalization and Regional Cooperation

ACGRC 2002 Yerevan Armenia G

Ananda Marga Universal Relief Team

AMURT 1955 Rockville MD USA F

Anarchist Black Cross Network

2001 F

Anciens Association of the NATO Defense College

1955 Rome Italy E

Ancient and Honorable Guild of Town Criers

AHGTC 1978 N

Andean Commission of Jurists

ACJ 1980 Lima Peru D v

Andean Community

1996 Lima Peru F g

Andean Council of Foreign Ministers

Lima Peru E g