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

American Graduate School of International Relations and Diplomacy

1994 Paris France 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 Refugee Committee

ARC 1978 Minneapolis MN USA G

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


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

AICR 1973 Paris France D

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

Andean Parliament

1979 Bogota Colombia F g

Andean Subregional Integration Agreement

Cartagena Agreement 1969 T g

Andheri-Hilfe, Bonn

1967 Bonn Germany G

Anglican Alliance

London UK E

Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia

Auckland New Zealand E

Ankole Watusi International Registry

AWIR 1983 Spring Hill KS USA N

Anne Frank House

1957 Amsterdam Netherlands N

Ansar Burney Welfare Trust International

ABWTI 1980 London UK N

Antarctic Treaty

1959 Buenos Aires Argentina F g

Anti-Comintern Pact

1936 T g

Anti-Conterfeiting Trade Agreement

ACTA 2011 Ottawa ON Canada T g

Anti-Death Penalty Asia Network

ADPAN 2006 J

Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith

ADL 1913 New York NY USA G

Anti-doping Convention

1989 Strasbourg France T g

Anti-Slavery International

1839 London UK C v

Anti-war Treaty of Non-aggression and Conciliation

1933 Washington DC USA T g

APHELEIA - Humanities International Association For Cultural Integrated Landscape Management

2017 Mação Portugal E

Appel aide aux enfants victimes de conflits

1969 Paris France G

Application of Safeguards on Implementation of Article III 1 and 4 of the Treaty on the Non-proliferation of Nuclear Weapons

1973 T g

Arab Accreditation Cooperation

ARAC 2008 E g

Arab American Institute

AAI 1985 Washington DC USA N j

Arab Association for Democracy

AAD 2007 J

Arab Authority for Agricultural Investment and Development

AAAID 1976 Khartoum Sudan F g

Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies

ACRPS Al Daayen Qatar D

Arab Center for the Development of the Rule of Law and Integrity

ACRLI 2003 Zouk Mosbeh Lebanon D

Arab Centre for International Humanitarian Law and Human Right Education

ACIHL 2000 Bischheim France E