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 Type III

Refugee Studies Centre, Oxford

RSC 1982 Oxford UK G

Refugee Working Group

RWG 1992 E g IGOs

Refugees International

RI 1979 Washington DC USA G Humanitarian Organizations

Refugees International Japan

RIJ 1979 Tokyo Japan G

Regional Activity Centre for Information and Communication of the Barcelona Convention

INFO/RAC 1993 Rome Italy E g IGOs

Regional Agreement on the Temporary Importation of Vehicles by Highway

1956 T g IGOs, Treaties

Regional Agreement on the Transboundary Movement of Hazardous Wastes

1992 T g IGOs, Treaties

Regional Assistance Treaty on Food Emergencies

TAREA T g IGOs, Treaties

Regional Center of Quality and Excellence in Education

RCQE Riyadh Saudi Arabia E

Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration, Lagos

LRCICA Lagos Nigeria E g IGOs

Regional Centre for the Promotion of Books in Latin America and the Caribbean

1971 Bogota Colombia E g IGOs

Regional Centre on Agrarian Reform and Rural Development for the Near East

1983 Amman Jordan E g IGOs

Regional Centre on Small Arms and Light Weapons in the Great Lakes Region, the Horn of Africa and Bordering States

RECSA 2005 Nairobi Kenya E g IGOs

Regional Conference of Ministers of Education and Those Responsible for Economic Planning in Asia and the Pacific

MINEDAP S gc IGOs, Conference Series

Regional Convention for the Management and Conservation of the Natural Forest Ecosystems and the Development of Forest Plantations

1993 T g IGOs, Treaties

Regional Convention on Fisheries Cooperation among African States Bordering the Atlantic Ocean

1991 Rome Italy T g IGOs, Treaties, FAO Bodies

Regional Convention on the Recognition of Studies, Certificates, Diplomas, Degrees and other Academic Qualifications in Higher Education in the African States

1981 Paris France T g IGOs, UNESCO Bodies, Treaties

Regional Convention on the Recognition of Studies, Diplomas and Degrees in Higher Education in Asia and the Pacific

1983 Paris France T g IGOs, UNESCO Bodies, Treaties

Regional Convention on the Recognition of Studies, Diplomas and Degrees in Higher Education in Latin America and the Caribbean

1974 Paris France T g IGOs, UNESCO Bodies, Treaties

Regional Convention on the Recognition of Titles, Studies and Diplomas

1911 Caracas Venezuela T g IGOs, Treaties

Regional Cooperation Agreement for the Promotion of Nuclear Science and Technology in Latin America and the Caribbean

ARCAL Agreement 1984 Vienna Austria F g IGOs, Treaties

Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia - Information Sharing Centre

ReCAAP ISC 2004 Singapore Singapore E g IGOs, Treaties

Regional Cooperative Agreement for Research, Development and Training Related to Nuclear Science and Technology

1972 T g IGOs, Treaties

Regional Cooperative Agreement for Research, Development and Training Related to Nuclear Science and Technology in Asia

RCA 1972 Daejeon Korea Rep F g IGOs, Treaties

Regional Cooperative Program for the Technological Development and Modernization of Coffee Cultivation in Central America, Panama, Dominican Rep and Jamaica

Guatemala Guatemala E g IGOs

Regional Council on Human Rights in Asia

1982 Quezon City Philippines F v Human Rights Organizations

Regional Heads of Government Meeting

S gc IGOs, Conference Series

Regional Judicial and Legal Services Commission

RJLSC Port-of-Spain Trinidad-Tobago E g IGOs

Regional Network of Local Authorities for the Management of Human Settlements

CITYNET 1987 Seoul Korea Rep F y International Federations

Regional Powers Network

RPN 2008 Hamburg Germany G

Regional Radio Convention for Central America, Panama and the Canal Zone

1938 T g IGOs, Treaties

Regional Remote Sensing Centre for North African States

1990 Tunis Tunisia E gy IGOs, International Federations

Regional Secretariat for Parliamentary Cooperation in South-East Europe

RSPC SEE 1996 Sofia Bulgaria E g IGOs, IGOs

Regions4 Sustainable Development

Regions4 2002 Brussels Belgium F

Registre de dialyse péritonéale de langue française

RDPLF 1989 Pontoise France N

Registre international pour l'identification de la population féline

RIIPF Brussels Belgium G

REGLEG

2001 E g IGOs

Règlement of Navigation and Police Applicable to the Danube between Galatz and the Mouths

1911 T g IGOs, Treaties

Regnskogfondet

1989 Oslo Norway G f Foundations

Regulations Concerning the Granting of Rhine Navigation Certificates of December 14 1922

1925 T g IGOs, Treaties

Release International

Orpington UK G

Religions for Peace

RfP 1970 New York NY USA F Human Rights Organizations

Religious of Sion

1893 Paris France R Religious Orders

René Cassin

2000 London UK G Human Rights Organizations

Renew Europe

1953 Brussels Belgium F v

Renew Europe - Committee of the Regions

Renew Europe 1998 Brussels Belgium E v

Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century

REN21 2005 Paris France F

Repositioning Peace in Africa

REPEAF Accra Ghana G

Reprieve

1999 London UK G Human Rights Organizations

Research Centre for Global Governance

RCGG Porto Alegre Brazil G

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