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

Social Platform

1995 Brussels Belgium E y International Federations

Social Watch

Montevideo Uruguay F y International Federations

Socialist International

SI 1951 London UK F y International Federations

Socialists, Democrats and Greens Group

SOC 1975 Strasbourg France F v

Sociedad latinoamericana de Economia Politica y Pensamiento Critico

SEPLA 2005 J

Societas Iuris Publici Europaei

SIPE 2003 Tübingen Germany D

Société civile des auteurs multimédia

SCAM 1981 Paris France G

Société des Missions Etrangères de la Province de Québec

SMEPQ 1921 Laval QC Canada R Religious Orders

Société internationale de droit canonique et de législations religieuses comparées

1956 Paris France C

Société internationale pour l'histoire des droits de l'antiquité

SIHDA 1941 Liège Belgium F v Human Rights Organizations

Société internationale pour l'histoire du français langue étrangère ou seconde

SIHFLES 1987 Tours France E v

Société pour l'administration du droit de reproduction mécanique des auteurs, compositeurs et éditeurs

SDRM 1935 Neuilly-sur-Seine France G International Federations, Human Rights Organizations

Societies' Council for the Collective Management of Performers' Rights

SCAPR 2001 Brussels Belgium E Human Rights Organizations

Society for Austro-Arab Relations

SAAR 1982 Vienna Austria G

Society for Computers and Law

1973 G

Society for Economic Research on Copyright Issues

SERCI 2001 J

Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations

SHAFR 1967 Murfreesboro TN USA G

Society for Institutional and Organizational Economics

SIOE 1997 Cambridge MA USA C v

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

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 européen

S gc IGOs, Conference Series

Sommet franco-africain

S gc IGOs, Conference Series

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 IGOs, Treaties

South American Postal Convention

1911 T g IGOs, Treaties

South American Postal Order Convention

1911 T g IGOs, Treaties