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

Arab Centre for Legal and Judicial Research, Beirut


Arab Centre for Mediation and Arbitration

ACMA 2003 Amman Jordan E

Arab Centre for the Independence of the Judiciary and the Legal Profession

ACIJLP 1997 Cairo Egypt G

Arab Civil Aviation Organization

ACAO 1996 Rabat Morocco D g

Arab Coalition Against the Death Penalty

Arab Coalition 2007 Amman Jordan F

Arab Coalition for the International Criminal Court

ACICC 1999 Cairo Egypt F y

Arab Commission for Human Rights

ACHR 1998 Malakoff France E

Arab Convention on the Suppression of Terrorism

1998 T g

Arab Council for Supporting Fair Trial

ACSFT Cairo Egypt J

Arab Court of Justice

ACJ 1945 J gp

Arab Federation for the Protection of Intellectual Property Rights

AFPIPR Cairo Egypt D

Arab Federation of NGOs for Drug Abuse Prevention

AFNDA Cairo Egypt D

Arab Gulf Programme for United Nations Development Organizations

AGFUND 1981 Riyadh Saudi Arabia F fg

Arab Human Rights Foundation

AHRF Sanaa Yemen G f

Arab Institute for Human Rights

AIHR 1989 Tunis Tunisia E j

Arab Institute for Security Studies

1995 Amman Jordan D j

Arab Intellectual Property Mediation and Arbitration Society

AIPMAS Amman Jordan D

Arab Inter-Parliamentary Union

Arab AIPU 1974 Beirut Lebanon D

Arab Interior Ministers' Council

AIMC 1982 Tunis Tunisia E g

Arab Investment and Export Credit Guarantee Corporation

DHAMAN 1974 Safat Kuwait F eg

Arab Lawyers' Union

ALU 1958 Cairo Egypt D

Arab Network for Civic Education

ANHRE 2009 Amman Jordan D

Arab Network for Democratic Elections


Arab NGO Network for Development

ANND 1996 Beirut Lebanon F

Arab NGO Network for Environment and Development

RAED 1990 Cairo Egypt F

Arab Organization for Human Rights

AOHR 1983 Cairo Egypt D

Arab Parliament

Cairo Egypt E g

Arab Peace and Security Council

2006 Cairo Egypt K g

Arab Penal Reform Organization

APRO Bernex Switzerland J

Arab Programme for Human Rights Activists

APHRA 1997 Cairo Egypt G

Arab Reform Initiative

ARI 2006 Paris France F y

Arab Region Parliamentarians Against Corruption

ARPAC 2004 Baabda Lebanon K

Arab Renaissance for Democracy and Development

ARDD Amman Jordan G

Arab Society for Intellectual Property

ASIP 1987 Amman Jordan D v

Arab Society for Public Awareness from Dangerous Drugs and Narcotics

ASPADD 1990 Amman Jordan N

Arab Telecommunication and Information Council of Ministers

E g

Arab Thought Forum

ATF 1981 Amman Jordan F

Arab Towns Development Fund

ATDF 1979 Kaifan Kuwait F f

Arab Union for Astronomy and Space Sciences

AUASS 1998 Sharjah United Arab Emirates D y

Arab Union of International Arbitration

AUIA 1997 Cairo Egypt E y

Arab Urban Development Institute

AUDI 1979 Riyadh Saudi Arabia E j

Arab World Evangelical Ministers Association

AWEMA 1985 G

Arab Youth Movement

AYM Nazareth Israel K

Arabic Alliance for Freedom and Democracy

AAFD Cairo Egypt J

Arabic Network for Human Rights Information

ANHRI 2003 Cairo Egypt F

Arabo-African Summit

1977 S cg

Arbeitsgemeinschaft Frieden und Entwicklung

FriEnt 2001 Bonn Germany G y

Arbeitsgemeinschaft Friedenspädagogik

AGFP Munich Germany N

Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Friedens-und Konfliktforschung

AFK 1968 Hamburg Germany G

Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Wissenschaft und Politik

AWP 1971 Innsbruck Austria G