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

Southeast Asian Conflict Studies Network

SEACSN Minden Malaysia F

Southeast Asian Council for Food Security and Fair Trade

SEACON 1996 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia D

Southeast Asian Human Rights Studies Network

SEAHRN 2009 Nakhon Pathom Thailand D y International Federations, Human Rights Organizations

Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization

SEAMEO 1965 Bangkok Thailand D gy International Federations, IGOs

Southeast Asian Nuclear Weapon-Free Zone

SEANWFZ 1995 Jakarta Indonesia K g IGOs

Southeast Europe Police Chiefs Association

SEPCA 2002 F g IGOs

Southeast European Law Enforcement Center

SELEC 2001 Bucharest Romania E gy International Federations, IGOs

Southeast European Prosecutors Advisory Group

SEEPAG 2003 Bucharest Romania E g IGOs

Southern Africa Committee

SAC 1964 New York NY USA G Human Rights Organizations

Southern Africa Contact

1978 Copenhagen Denmark G Human Rights Organizations

Southern Africa Development Community Election Support Network

SADC-ESN 2010 Harare Zimbabwe E

Southern Africa Litigation Centre

SALC 2005 Saxonwold South Africa D

Southern Africa Trust

2005 Midrand South Africa G

Southern African Association for Institutional Research

SAAIR 1994 Pretoria South Africa G

Southern African Auditor and Training Certification Association

SAATCA 1986 Brummeria South Africa N

Southern African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes

SACCORD Lusaka Zambia G

Southern African Conflict Prevention Network

SACPN Lusaka Zambia F

Southern African Development Community Accreditation Service

SADCAS Gaborone Botswana E

Southern African Development Community Lawyers Association

Gaborone Botswana D

Southern African Human Rights Defenders Network


Southern African Judges Commission

SAJC 2003 Braamfontein South Africa E

Southern African Legal Assistance Network

SALAN 1994 Dar es Salaam Tanzania UR F

Southern African Music Rights Organizations

SAMRO 1961 Johannesburg South Africa D Human Rights Organizations

Southern African Natural Products Trade Association

PhytoTrade Africa 2001 London UK D

Southern African Network of AIDS Service Organizations

SANASO 1991 Harare Zimbabwe K Human Rights Organizations

Southern African Non-Governmental Development Organization Network

SANGONeT 1987 Braamfontein South Africa F

Southern African Political Economy Series Trust

SAPES Trust 1987 Harare Zimbabwe F

Southern African Trade Union Coordination Council

SATUCC 1983 Gaborone Botswana E Trade and Labour Unions, Human Rights Organizations

Southern and Eastern Africa Copyright Network

SEACONET 2008 Lilongwe Malawi D

Southern and Eastern African Trade Information and Negotiations Initiative

SEATINI 1996 Kampala Uganda F

Southern Cross Group

SCG 2000 Brussels Belgium N

Southern Initiative on Globalisation and Trade Union Rights


Southern Political Science Association

1929 Claxton GA USA N

Southern Refugee Legal Aid Network

SRLAN 2007 Oxford UK F y International Federations

Sovereign Order of World Guards

SOWG Washington DC USA K

Sovereignty International

Hollow Rock TN USA G

Spanish Commission for Refugee Assistance

1979 Madrid Spain G v

Spanish Society for International Human Rights Law

SSIHRL 2004 Luarca Spain G Human Rights Organizations

Spark M Matsunaga Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution

MIPCR 1986 Honolulu HI USA G j Institutes

Special Agreement Concerning Telegraphic Relations

1921 T g Treaties, IGOs

Special Central American Agreement on the Equalization of Import Duties on Textiles Manufactured from Rayon or from other Artificial or Synthetic Fibres

1965 T g Treaties, IGOs

Special Convention Relative to Economic Matters

1918 T g Treaties, IGOs

Special Protocol Concerning Statelessness

1930 T g Treaties, IGOs

Special Trade Passenger Ships Agreement, 1971

STP 1971 London UK T g Treaties, IGOs

Special Tribunal for Lebanon

STL Leidschendam Netherlands F g IGOs

Special Union for the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks

Nice Union 1970 Geneva Switzerland F g IGOs

SPMUDA International Organization for Peace and Development

SPMUDA International Dumaguete City Philippines G

Sport and Citizenship

2007 Angers France G

Sports Rights Owners Coalition

SROC London UK F y International Federations, Human Rights Organizations

SPRU - Science and Technology Policy Research

1966 Brighton UK G