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

Society for Medical Decision Making

SMDM Hillsborough NJ USA N

Society for Medieval Canon Law

1988 Keele UK D v

Society for Organizational Learning

SOL 1997 Cambridge MA USA D

Society for Research in Child Development

SRCD 1933 Washington DC USA G

Society for Social Choice and Welfare

1992 Caen France D

Society for the Promotion of Human Rights in Employment

SPHRE 1997 Hamilton ON Canada N Human Rights Organizations

Society for the Protection of Human and Environmental Rights International

SPHER International London UK G

Society for the Protection of Unborn Children

SPUC 1967 London UK G Human Rights Organizations

Society for the Study of Social Problems

SSSP 1951 Knoxville TN USA G v

Society of Comparative Legislation

1869 Paris France F

Soeurs de l'Enfant-Jésus

Nicolas Barré 1662 Le Mesnil-Esnard France R Religious Orders

Soeurs des Petites Filles Pauvres de l'Institut Palazzolo

1869 Bergamo Italy R Religious Orders

Soeurs Franciscaines Elisabethines

1828 Padua Italy R Religious Orders

Soil Security and Planetary Health Conference

2015 S c

Soka Gakkai International

SGI 1975 Tokyo Japan F Human Rights Organizations

Soldiers of Peace International Association

SPIA 1988 Lyon France E Humanitarian Organizations, United Nations Bodies


1948 Brussels Belgium F y Humanitarian Organizations, International Federations

Solidarity for Asian People's Advocacy

SAPA 2006 Bangkok Thailand F

Solidarity for Development and Peace

1987 Madrid Spain G

Solutions in Organisations Link-up

SOLWorld 2002 Cheltenham UK F

Sommet de la grande région

Luxembourg Luxembourg S gc Conference Series, IGOs

Sommet européen

S gc Conference Series, IGOs

Sommet franco-africain

S gc Conference Series, IGOs

Sommets des parlements d'Europe

1975 S c Conference Series

Sonke Gender Justice Network

2006 Cape Town South Africa G

Soroptimist International of Europe

SI/E 1930 Geneva Switzerland E Professional Bodies, Human Rights Organizations

Soroptimist International of the Americas

SIA 1921 Philadelphia PA USA E Clubs, Professional Bodies, Human Rights Organizations

SOS Catastrophes - European Disaster Victims Network

SOS Catastrophes 2013 Brussels Belgium F

SOS racisme international

1984 Paris France G

Soteria International

2007 Kokkedal Denmark E Human Rights Organizations

SOUFFLE - Groupement professionnel des organismes d'enseignement du français langue étrangère

1990 La Crau France G y Professional Bodies, International Federations

South American Agreement on Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances

1973 T g Treaties, IGOs

South American Postal Convention

1911 T g Treaties, IGOs

South American Postal Order Convention

1911 T g Treaties, IGOs

South American Regional Agreement on Radiocommunications, 1935

1935 T g Treaties, IGOs

South American Regional Agreement on Radiocommunications, 1937

1937 T g Treaties, IGOs

South American Regional Agreement on Radiocommunications, 1940

1940 T g Treaties, IGOs

South Asia Centre for Policy Studies

SACEPS 1998 Delhi India E

South Asia Human Rights Documentation Centre

SAHRDC 1990 Delhi India E v Human Rights Organizations

South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation in Law

SAARCLAW 1991 Delhi India D

South Asian Perspectives Network Association

SAPNA Colombo Sri Lanka F

South Asian Preferential Trade Arrangement

SAPTA 1993 T g Treaties, Common Markets and Free Trade Zones, IGOs

South Asian Society of Criminology and Victimology

SASCV Tamil Nadu India D

South Asian Strategic Stability Institute

SASSI London UK J j Institutes

South East Asia Parliamentarians Against Corruption

SEAPAC Pasay City Philippines K

South East Asian Association for Institutional Research

SEAAIR 2000 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia D

South East Asian Committee for Advocacy

SEACA Quezon City Philippines E y International Federations

South Pacific Fisheries Treaty

1987 T g Treaties, IGOs

South Pacific Lawyers' Association

SPLA 2007 Canberra Australia E

South Pacific Nuclear Free Zone Treaty

Treaty of Rarotonga 1985 T g Treaties, IGOs