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

South American Regional Agreement on Radiocommunications, 1935

1935 T g IGOs, Treaties

South American Regional Agreement on Radiocommunications, 1937

1937 T g IGOs, Treaties

South American Regional Agreement on Radiocommunications, 1940

1940 T g IGOs, Treaties

South Asia Centre for Policy Studies

SACEPS 1998 Delhi India E

South Asia Democratic Forum

SADF 2011 Brussels Belgium F

South Asia Human Rights Documentation Centre

SAHRDC 1990 Delhi India E v Human Rights Organizations

South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation in Law

SAARCLAW 1991 Delhi India D

South Asian Perspectives Network Association

SAPNA Colombo Sri Lanka F

South Asian Preferential Trade Arrangement

SAPTA 1993 T g IGOs, Common Markets and Free Trade Zones, Treaties

South Asian Society of Criminology and Victimology

SASCV Tamil Nadu India D

South Caucasus Office on Drugs and Crime

SCODC 2010 Tbilisi Georgia D

South East Asia Parliamentarians Against Corruption

SEAPAC Pasay City Philippines K

South East Asian Association for Institutional Research

SEAAIR 2000 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia D

South East Asian Committee for Advocacy

SEACA Quezon City Philippines E y International Federations

South Pacific Fisheries Treaty

1987 T g IGOs, Treaties

South Pacific Lawyers' Association

SPLA 2007 Canberra Australia E

South Pacific Nuclear Free Zone Treaty

Treaty of Rarotonga 1985 T g IGOs, Treaties

South Pacific Regional Trade and Economic Cooperation Agreement

SPARTECA 1980 T g IGOs, Treaties

South Pacific Regional Trade and Economic Cooperation Agreement, 1980

1980 T g IGOs, Treaties

South-East Europe Defense Ministerial

SEDM 1996 Ankara Turkey F g IGOs

South-Eastern Europe Brigade

SEEBRIG Larissa Greece F g IGOs

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 Human Rights Organizations, International Federations

Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization

SEAMEO 1965 Bangkok Thailand D gy IGOs, International Federations

Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization Regional Centre for STEM Education

SEAMEO STEM-ED 2019 Bangkok Thailand E g

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 IGOs, International Federations

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

SAHRDN 2013 J

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 Human Rights Organizations, Trade and Labour Unions

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