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

Seeds of Peace

1993 New York NY USA G

Selden Society

1887 London UK N

Self-Governed Locomotive Engineers Unions of Europe

1989 Madrid Spain F Trade and Labour Unions

Seniors of the European Public Service

SEPS 1989 Brussels Belgium E v Alumni and Veterans

SERRV International

1949 Madison WI USA G

Servants of the Holy Heart of Mary

1860 Montréal QC Canada R Religious Orders

Servants to Asia's Urban Poor

1983 Vancouver BC Canada G

SERVAS International

1949 Zurich Switzerland F

Sesiones Pedagógicas para Docentes e Investigatores del Francés Lengua Extranjera

SEDIFRALE S c Conference Series

Sex Workers' Rights Advocacy Network

SWAN 2006 F

SGF International

Nieder-Olm Germany C y International Federations

Share the World's Resources

STWR 2003 London UK G

Share-Net International

Amsterdam Netherlands G y Human Rights Organizations, International Federations

Shark Advocates International

SAI Washington DC USA G

Shell Foundation

2000 London UK G f Foundations

Sherpa

2001 Paris France G

Shundahai Network

1994 Las Vegas NV USA G

Side by Side

F y International Federations

SIGMA Programme

1992 Paris France E g IGOs

Sigrid Rausing Trust

1995 London UK G Human Rights Organizations

Simón Rodriguez Agreement

1973 Lima Peru F g IGOs, Treaties

Simon Wiesenthal Centre-Europe

CSWE Paris France G Human Rights Organizations

Singapore International Arbitration Centre

SIAC 1991 Singapore Singapore G

Singapore Treaty on the Law of Trademarks

Singapore Treaty 2006 T g IGOs, Treaties

Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, 1961

1961 T g IGOs, Treaties

Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, 1975

1975 T g IGOs, Treaties

Single European Act

SEA 1986 T g IGOs, European Union Bodies, Treaties

Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies

1948 St Augustine Trinidad-Tobago G j Institutes

Siracusa International Institute for Criminal Justice and Human Rights

SII 1972 Siracusa Italy F j Human Rights Organizations, Institutes

SIRIUS Network

SIRIUS 2012 F y International Federations

Sisters of Charity of St Paul the Apostle

1847 Birmingham UK R Religious Orders

Sisters of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd

1641 Rome Italy R Religious Orders

Sisters of Our Lady of the Missions

1861 Rome Italy R Religious Orders

Sisters of the Most Precious Blood of O'Fallon, Missouri

CPPS 1845 O'Fallon MO USA R Religious Orders

Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary of Monroe

1845 Monroe MI USA R Religious Orders

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

1996 Strasbourg France T g IGOs, Human Rights Organizations, Treaties

SKA Observatory

SKAO Macclesfield UK E g

Slavery Convention, 1926

1926 T g IGOs, Treaties

Slavery Convention, 1953

1953 T g IGOs, Treaties

Slovak Foreign Policy Association

SFPA 1993 Bratislava Slovakia G

Slovenian Global Action

SLOGA Ljubljana Slovenia G

Smalkad League Treaty

1531 T g IGOs, Treaties

Small Kindness

1999 London UK G Humanitarian Organizations

Smile Africa International

1991 Robbinsdale MN USA G

Smokers Association

Bucharest Romania N Human Rights Organizations

SOCHAIR Organization - Europe

2014 Edinburgh UK F Human Rights Organizations

Social Accountability Accreditation Services

SAAS 1997 New York NY USA E

Social Accountability International

SAI 1997 New York NY USA G Human Rights Organizations

Social Justice Committee

SJC 1975 Montréal QC Canada G

Social Justice Secretariat

Rome Italy K Human Rights Organizations

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