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

SRHR Africa Trust

SAT 1990 Johannesburg South Africa F

Sri Chinmoy Centre

1964 N

St Joan's International Alliance

SJIA 1931 Minneapolis MN USA F Human Rights Organizations

St Patrick's Society for the Foreign Missions

Kiltegan Fathers 1932 Kiltegan Ireland R Religious Orders

Staff Association of the International Civil Aviation Organization

ICAO Staff Association 1948 Montréal QC Canada E v Staff Associations

Staff Association of the World Intellectual Property Organization

WIPO Staff Association 1958 Geneva Switzerland E v Staff Associations

Staff Union of the European Patent Office

SUEPO 1979 Rijswijk Netherlands E v Trade and Labour Unions, Staff Associations

Standing Commission on World Mission


Standing Committee Euro-Mediterranean Partnership of the Local and Regional Authorities

2000 Palermo Italy D

Standing Committee of Parliamentarians of the Arctic Region

SCPAR 1994 Oslo Norway E gy International Federations, IGOs

Standing Committee of the EFTA States

1994 Brussels Belgium E g IGOs

Standing Committee to the Bern Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats

1982 Strasbourg France E gy International Federations, Treaties, IGOs

Standing Conference of European Public Service Training Agencies

SCEPSTA 1973 Vienna Austria F

Standing Conference on Organizational Symbolism

SCOS 1981 Uppsala Sweden E v

Standing Voice

London UK G

Stanford Center on International Conflict and Negotiation

SCICN 1984 Stanford CA USA G Institutes

Stanley Center for Peace and Security

1956 Muscatine IA USA G f Foundations

Star Alliance Foundation

1984 Berkeley CA USA N f


1991 London UK G

Stephen Roth Institute for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism and Racism

1991 Tel Aviv Israel N j Institutes

Stiftung Die Schwelle

1979 Bremen Germany G f Foundations

Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik

SWP 1962 Berlin Germany G f Foundations, Institutes

Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants

POP treaty 2001 T g Treaties, IGOs

Stockholm Institute of Public and International Law

IOIR 1943 Stockholm Sweden N jv Institutes

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute

SIPRI 1966 Solna Sweden E j Institutes

STOP the Destruction of the World

1992 Sao Paulo Brazil F

Strasbourg Agreement Concerning the International Patent Classification

IPC Agreement 1971 T g Treaties, IGOs

Strategic Alliance of the National Convention Bureaux of Europe

2014 London UK D

Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty

START treaty 1991 T g Treaties, IGOs

Strategies for Peace

1981 London UK F v

Study and Research Group on Democracy, Economic and Social Development in Africa

GERDDES-Africa 1990 Cotonou Benin F

Subscriptions to Newspapers and Periodicals Agreement

1984 T g Treaties, IGOs

Sudan Consortium

2004 Kampala Uganda F y International Federations

Sugar Convention, 1864

1864 T g Treaties, IGOs

Sugar Convention, 1866

1866 T g Treaties, IGOs

Summit of the Americas

Miami FL USA S c Conference Series

Summit of the Americas Center


Suore di Gesù Redentore

1863 Fonte Nuova Italy R Religious Orders

Supplementary Agreement to the Application of the European Convention on Social Security

1972 Strasbourg France T g Treaties, IGOs

Supplementary Arrangement Respecting the Measurement of the Tonnage of Vessels in Inland Navigation

1908 T g Treaties, IGOs

Supplementary Arrangements for the Regulation of Antarctic Pelagic Whaling

1962 T g Treaties, IGOs

Supplementary Convention Amending the Convention Concerning the Tenure and Disposal of Real and Personal Property

1936 T g Treaties, IGOs

Supplementary Convention on the Abolition of Slavery, the Slave Trade, and Institutions and Practices Similar to Slavery

1956 T g Treaties, IGOs

Supplementary Monetary Convention

1908 T g Treaties, IGOs

Supplementary Protocol to the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Civil and Commercial Matters

1971 The Hague Netherlands T g Treaties, IGOs

Support for NGOs in the East and in the South

Liège Belgium G

Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe

SHAPE 1951 Shape Belgium E g NATO Bodies, IGOs


2001 Pretoria South Africa G

Survival International

1969 London UK F v Human Rights Organizations

Survivors' Rights International

SRI Washington DC USA N Human Rights Organizations