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

Scandinavian Human Rights Lawyers

SHRL G Human Rights Organizations

Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law

1963 Oslo Norway E j Institutes

Scarboro Foreign Mission Society

SFM 1919 Scarborough ON Canada R Religious Orders

Schengen Agreement

1985 Brussels Belgium T g IGOs, Treaties

Schengen Convention

1990 T g IGOs, Treaties

Schengen Peace Foundation

2005 J f

School for a Culture of Peace

1996 Bellaterra Spain G

School of European Business Media and Politics

EBMP 2006 Brussels Belgium N

School of International Arbitration

1985 London UK G

School of the Americas Watch

SOA Watch Washington DC USA G Human Rights Organizations

SciecesPo - Centre for European Studies and Comparative Policy

2005 Paris France G

Science and Technology Policy Asian Network

STEPAN 1988 F

Science Centre World Summit

Rondebosch South Africa S c Conference Series

Science for Peace

SFP 1981 Toronto ON Canada G

Science of Spirituality / Sawan Kirpal Ruhani Mission

SOS Delhi India F

Scientific Information Centre of Interstate Coordination Water Commission of Central Asia

SIC ICWC 1993 Tashkent Uzbekistan E g IGOs, Intergovernmental Communities

Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund

SCIAF 1965 Glasgow UK G f Humanitarian Organizations, Funds

Scottish Refugee Council

SRC 1985 Glasgow UK G

Seafarers' Identity Documents Convention

2003 Geneva Switzerland T g IGOs, ILO Bodies, Treaties

Seafarers' Rights International

SRI London UK N

Seafood Choices Alliance

2001 F

SEAMEO Regional Centre for Quality Improvement of Teachers and Education Personnel in Mathematics

SEAMEO QITEP in Mathematics Yogyakarta Indonesia E g IGOs

SEAMEO Regional Centre for Quality Improvement of Teachers and Education Personnel in Science

SEAMEO QITEP in Science 2009 Bandung Indonesia E gv IGOs

SEAMEO Regional Centre for Quality Improvement of Teachers and Educational Personnel in Language

SEAMEO QITEP in Language 2009 Jakarta Indonesia E g IGOs

Search for Common Ground

SFCG 1982 Washington DC USA G

Search for Common Ground in the Middle East

SCGME Washington DC USA G

Searchlight

1962 Ilford UK G

Seattle to Brussels Network

S2B 2000 F y 1600005165

Second ACP-EEC Convention

Lomé II 1979 T g IGOs, European Union Bodies, Treaties

Second Additional Convention Respecting the Transport of Goods by Rail

1906 T g IGOs, Treaties

Second International Tin Agreement

1960 T g IGOs, Treaties

Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights Aiming at the Abolition of the Death Penalty

OPT2 1989 T g IGOs, Human Rights Organizations, Treaties

Second Protocol Amending the Convention on the Canalization of the Moselle

1983 T g IGOs, Treaties

Second Protocol Amending the Convention on the Reduction of Cases of Multiple Nationality and Military Obligations in Cases of Multiple Nationality

1993 Strasbourg France T g IGOs, Treaties

Second Protocol to the General Agreement on Privileges and Immunities of the Council of Europe

1956 Strasbourg France T g IGOs, Human Rights Organizations, Treaties

Second Protocol to The Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict

1999 Paris France T g IGOs, Treaties

Secours catholique - Caritas France

1946 Paris France G Humanitarian Organizations

Secretariat for the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer and the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer

Ozone Secretariat 1989 Nairobi Kenya E g IGOs, Treaties

Secretariat of the Basel Convention

SBC Geneva Switzerland E g IGOs, Treaties

Secretariat of the Convention of Wetlands

1987 Gland Switzerland E g IGOs, Treaties

Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity

SCBD 1993 Montréal QC Canada E g IGOs, Treaties

Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora

CITES Secretariat Geneva Switzerland E g IGOs, Treaties

Secretariat of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals

UNEP/CMS Bonn Germany E g IGOs, Treaties

Secretariat of the Rotterdam Convention

Rome Italy E g IGOs, Treaties

Secretariat of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants

Secretariat of the Stockholm Convention Geneva Switzerland E g IGOs, Treaties

Secretariat of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification

Secretariat of the UNCCD 1999 Bonn Germany E g IGOs, United Nations Bodies, Treaties

Security and Defense Network of Latin America

2001 Buenos Aires Argentina F

Security Treaty

1951 T g IGOs, Treaties

SEE Change Net Foundation

2012 Sarajevo Bosnia-Herzegovina G f Foundations

SEECP Parliamentary Assembly

2010 Sofia Bulgaria E g IGOs

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