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

UNITED for Intercultural Action - European Network Against Nationalism, Racism, Fascism and in Support of Migrants and Refugees

UNITED 1992 Amsterdam Netherlands F y International Federations

United for Peace and Justice

2002 G

United Front for the Victims of Jihad

UFVOJ N

United Kingdom Forum for International Education and Training

UKFIET 1991 G

United Kingdom United States Agreement

UKUSA agreement 1947 T g Treaties, IGOs

United Nations

UN 1945 New York NY USA A gy United Nations Bodies, International Federations, Human Rights Organizations, Intergovernmental Communities, 160000

United Nations African Institute for the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders

UNAFRI 1989 Kampala Uganda E gj United Nations Bodies, Institutes, IGOs

United Nations Alliance of Civilizations

UNAOC 2005 New York NY USA E gy United Nations Bodies, International Federations, IGOs

United Nations Asia and Far East Institute for the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders

UNAFEI 1961 Tokyo Japan E gj United Nations Bodies, Institutes, IGOs

United Nations Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice

CCPCJ 1992 Vienna Austria E g United Nations Bodies, IGOs

United Nations Commission on International Trade Law

UNCITRAL 1966 Vienna Austria E g United Nations Bodies, IGOs

United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs

CND 1946 Vienna Austria E g United Nations Bodies, IGOs

United Nations Commission on the Status of Women

CSW 1946 New York NY USA E g United Nations Bodies, Human Rights Organizations, IGOs

United Nations Committee for Development Policy

CDP 1964 New York NY USA E g United Nations Bodies, IGOs

United Nations Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods and on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals

Committee of Experts on TDG and GHS 1953 Geneva Switzerland E g United Nations Bodies, IGOs

United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

CESCR 1978 Geneva Switzerland E gv United Nations Bodies, Human Rights Organizations, IGOs

United Nations Committee on Negotiations with Intergovernmental Agencies

1946 New York NY USA E g United Nations Bodies, Intergovernmental Communities, IGOs

United Nations Committee on Non-governmental Organizations

1946 New York NY USA E g United Nations Bodies, IGOs

United Nations Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People

CEIRPP 1975 New York NY USA E gy United Nations Bodies, International Federations, Human Rights Organizations, IGOs

United Nations Communications Group

UNCG 1973 New York NY USA E g United Nations Bodies, IGOs

United Nations Conference on Disarmament Issues

S gc United Nations Bodies, Conference Series, IGOs

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

UNCTAD 1964 Geneva Switzerland E g United Nations Bodies, IGOs

United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice

S gc United Nations Bodies, Conference Series, IGOs

United Nations Convention Against Corruption

UNCAC 2003 Vienna Austria T g United Nations Bodies, Treaties, IGOs

United Nations Convention against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances

1988 T g United Nations Bodies, Treaties, IGOs

United Nations Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime

2000 Vienna Austria T g United Nations Bodies, Treaties, IGOs

United Nations Convention on Conditions for Registration of Ships

1986 T g United Nations Bodies, Treaties, IGOs

United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Carriage of Goods Wholly or Partly by Sea

Rotterdam Rules 2008 Vienna Austria T g United Nations Bodies, Treaties, IGOs

United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods

1980 Vienna Austria T g United Nations Bodies, Treaties, IGOs

United Nations Convention on Independent Guarantees and Stand-by Letters of Credit

1995 Vienna Austria T g United Nations Bodies, Treaties, IGOs

United Nations Convention on International Bills of Exchange and International Promissory Notes

1988 Vienna Austria T g United Nations Bodies, Treaties, IGOs

United Nations Convention on International Multimodal Transport of Goods

1980 T g United Nations Bodies, Treaties, IGOs

United Nations Convention on Maritime Liens and Mortgages

1993 London UK T g United Nations Bodies, Treaties, IGOs

United Nations Convention on the Assignment of Receivables in International Trade

2001 Vienna Austria T g United Nations Bodies, Treaties, IGOs

United Nations Convention on the Carriage of Goods by Sea

1978 Vienna Austria T g United Nations Bodies, Treaties, IGOs

United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea

UNCLOS 1982 T g United Nations Bodies, Treaties, IGOs

United Nations Convention on the Liability of Operators of Transport Terminals in International Trade

1991 Vienna Austria T g United Nations Bodies, Treaties, IGOs

United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child

CRC 1989 T g United Nations Bodies, Treaties, Human Rights Organizations, IGOs

United Nations Convention on the Use of Electronic Communications in International Contracts

2005 Vienna Austria T g United Nations Bodies, Treaties, IGOs

United Nations Convention on Transparency in Treaty-based Investor-State Arbitration

Mauritius Convention on Transparency 2014 T g United Nations Bodies, Treaties, IGOs

United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification

UNCCD 1994 Bonn Germany T g United Nations Bodies, Treaties, IGOs

United Nations Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Programme Network

1991 Vienna Austria K g United Nations Bodies, IGOs

United Nations Declaration on the Elimination of Violence Against Women

1993 T g United Nations Bodies, Treaties, IGOs

United Nations Democracy Fund

UNDEF 2005 New York NY USA F gf United Nations Bodies, Funds, IGOs

United Nations Development Programme

UNDP 1965 New York NY USA E g United Nations Bodies, Human Rights Organizations, IGOs

United Nations Disarmament Commission

1978 New York NY USA E g United Nations Bodies, IGOs

United Nations Disarmament Information Programme

1982 New York NY USA F g United Nations Bodies, IGOs

United Nations Disengagement Observer Force

UNDOF 1974 New York NY USA F g United Nations Bodies, IGOs

United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

ESCAP 1947 Bangkok Thailand E g United Nations Bodies, IGOs

United Nations Economic and Social Council

ECOSOC 1945 New York NY USA E g United Nations Bodies, Human Rights Organizations, IGOs

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