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

Robert F Kennedy Human Rights

1988 New York NY USA G Human Rights Organizations

Robert Schuman Institute for Developing Democracy in Central and Eastern Europe

RSI 1995 Budapest Hungary E jy Institutes, International Federations

Robert Schuman Institute for Europe

IRSE 1982 Scy-Chazelles France E jy Institutes, International Federations

Rockefeller Brothers Fund

RBF 1940 New York NY USA G f Funds

Romanian Center for European Policies

2009 Bucharest Romania G j

Romanian Centre for Studies on Globalization

Bucharest Romania G

Root and Branch Association

1982 Jerusalem Israel N v

Roots of Peace

1997 San Rafael CA USA G

Rosa Luxemburg Foundation

1990 Berlin Germany G f Foundations

Rotary International

RI 1905 Evanston IL USA F Humanitarian Organizations, Clubs

Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade

Rotterdam convention 1998 Rome Italy T g IGOs, FAO Bodies, Treaties

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

RICS 1881 London UK C j Professional Bodies, Institutes

Royal Netherlands Society of International Law

1910 Leiden Netherlands G

Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies

RUSI 1831 London UK G j Institutes

Rule of Law Initiative

ROLI 2007 Washington DC USA G

Rules of Arbitration and Conciliation for Settlement of International Disputes between Two Parties of Which One Only Is a State

1962 T g IGOs, Treaties


2008 Clermont-Ferrand France F

Russian Peace Foundation

RPF 1990 Moscow Russia G f Foundations

S Daniel Abraham Center for Middle East Peace

1989 Washington DC USA G Institutes

SAARC Convention on Preventing and Combating the Trafficking in Women and Children for Prostitution

2002 T g IGOs, Treaties

SAARC Convention on Regional Arrangements for the Promotion of Child Welfare in South Asia

2002 T g IGOs, Treaties

SAARC Regional Convention on Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances

1990 T g IGOs, Treaties

SAARC Regional Convention on Suppression of Terrorism

1987 T g IGOs, Treaties

Sabre Europe

Brussels Belgium E

SADC Parliamentary Forum

1993 Windhoek Namibia F Human Rights Organizations

SADC Parliamentary Leadership Centre

PLC Windhoek Namibia G

Safari Club International

SCI 1971 Tucson AZ USA G Clubs

Safe Food Advocacy Europe

SAFE 2015 Brussels Belgium D

Safe Passage International

2016 London UK N


1989 London UK G 1600005143

Safety and Health in Agriculture Convention

2001 Geneva Switzerland T g IGOs, ILO Bodies, Treaties

Sahel and West Africa Club

SWAC 1975 Paris France F Clubs

Salam Institute for Peace and Justice

Sterling VA USA G j Institutes

SALEM International

1957 Stadtsteinach Germany G Humanitarian Organizations

Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies

SIWPS 1951 New York NY USA G j Institutes

Salud por Derecho

2003 Madrid Spain G

Salvation Army

1865 London UK F Humanitarian Organizations

Salzburg Congress on Urban Planning and Development

SCUPAD 1965 The Hague Netherlands F v

Sanitary Convention, 1852

1852 T g IGOs, Treaties

Sanitary Convention, 1903

1903 T g IGOs, Treaties

Sanitary Convention, 1904

1904 T g IGOs, Treaties

Sanitary Convention, 1905

1905 T g IGOs, Treaties

Sarvodaya International Trust

SIT 1995 Bangalore India G Humanitarian Organizations

Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement

SSM 1958 Moratuwa Sri Lanka G Humanitarian Organizations

Sasakawa Peace Foundation

SPF 1986 Tokyo Japan G f Foundations

Saskatchewan Council for International Cooperation

SCIC 1974 Regina SK Canada G y Funds, International Federations

Save the Children International

1979 London UK F y Humanitarian Organizations, Human Rights Organizations, International Federations

Save the Children Norway

Redd Barna 1946 Oslo Norway G Human Rights Organizations

Save the Children UK

SC UK 1919 London UK G f Humanitarian Organizations, Funds, Human Rights Organizations

Scalabrinian Secular Missionary Women

1961 Solothurn Switzerland R Humanitarian Organizations, Religious Orders