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

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

Animal Equality

2006 Los Angeles CA USA F

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

AT 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-Persoonsmijnen Ontmijnende Productontwikkeling

APOPO 1998 Antwerp Belgium G

Anti-Slavery International

1839 London UK C v

Anti-war Treaty of Non-aggression and Conciliation

1933 Washington DC USA T g

Antropólogos Iberoamericanos en Red

AIBR 2002 Madrid Spain J

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 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

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 Childhood and Development

ACCD 1987 Cairo Egypt D y

Arab Council for Supporting Fair Trial

ACSFT Cairo Egypt J

Arab Court of Justice

ACJ 1945 J gp

Arab Federation of NGOs for Drug Abuse Prevention

AFNDA Cairo Egypt D

Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development

AFESD 1968 Kuwait Kuwait F fg

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 IPU 1974 Beirut Lebanon D

Arab Interior Ministers' Council

AIMC 1982 E g

Arab Investment and Export Credit Guarantee Corporation

DHAMAN 1974 Safat Kuwait F eg

Arab Lawyers' Union

ALU 1958 Cairo Egypt D