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

Treaty of Mutual Guarantee

Pact of Locarno 1925 T g Treaties, IGOs

Treaty of Non-aggression

1937 T g Treaties, IGOs

Treaty of Paris, 1856

1856 T g Treaties, IGOs

Treaty of Peace between the Allied and Associated Powers and Germany

Treaty of Versailles 1919 T g Treaties, IGOs

Treaty of Peace between the Allied Powers and Turkey

Treaty of Lausanne 1923 T g Treaties, IGOs

Treaty of Peace between the Allied Powers and Turkey

Treaty of Sèvres 1920 T g Treaties, IGOs

Treaty of Peace with Italy

1947 T g Treaties, IGOs

Treaty of the Triple Alliance, 1902

1902 T g Treaties, IGOs

Treaty on Abolition of African Slave Trade, 1815

1815 T g Treaties, IGOs

Treaty on Abolition of Slave Trade, 1822

1822 T g Treaties, IGOs

Treaty on Asylum and Political Refugees

1939 T g Treaties, IGOs

Treaty on Central American social integration

1995 T g Treaties, IGOs

Treaty on Compulsory Arbitration

1902 T g Treaties, IGOs

Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe

CFE 1990 T g Treaties, NATO Bodies, IGOs

Treaty on Cooperation among States Members of the Commonwealth of Independent States in Combating Terrorism

1999 T g Treaties, IGOs

Treaty on European Union

Maastricht Treaty 1992 T g Treaties, European Union Bodies, IGOs

Treaty on Intellectual Property

1939 T g Treaties, IGOs

Treaty on International Civil Law, 1889

1889 T g Treaties, IGOs

Treaty on International Civil Law, 1940

1940 T g Treaties, IGOs

Treaty on International Commercial Law, 1889

1889 Washington DC USA T g Treaties, IGOs

Treaty on International Commercial Terrestrial Law

1940 T g Treaties, IGOs

Treaty on International Penal Law, 1889

1889 T g Treaties, IGOs

Treaty on International Penal Law, 1940

1940 T g Treaties, IGOs

Treaty on International Procedural Law, 1889

1889 T g Treaties, IGOs

Treaty on International Procedural Law, 1940

1940 T g Treaties, IGOs

Treaty on International Service of Railroads, 1848

1848 T g Treaties, IGOs

Treaty on International Transport by Rail, 1852

1852 T g Treaties, IGOs

Treaty on Literary and Artistic Property

1889 T g Treaties, IGOs

Treaty on Open Skies

1992 T g Treaties, IGOs

Treaty on Patents of Invention

1889 T g Treaties, IGOs

Treaty on Patents of Invention, Industrial Drawings and Models and Trademarks

1902 T g Treaties, IGOs

Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space, Including the Moon and other Celestial Bodies

1967 T g Treaties, IGOs

Treaty on Stability, Coordination and Governance in the Economic and Monetary Union

TSCG 2012 T g Treaties, IGOs

Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union

TFEU 1957 T g Treaties, IGOs

Treaty on the International Registration of Audiovisual Works

1989 T g Treaties, IGOs

Treaty on the Law of International Commercial Navigation

1940 T g Treaties, IGOs

Treaty on the Non-proliferation of Nuclear Weapons

NPT 1968 T g Treaties, IGOs

Treaty on the Prevention of Controversies

1936 T g Treaties, IGOs

Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

2017 T g Treaties, IGOs

Treaty on the Prohibition of the Emplacement of Nuclear Weapons and other Weapons of Mass Destruction on the Sea-bed and the Ocean Floor and in the Subsoil Thereof

1971 T g Treaties, IGOs

Treaty on the Protection of Artistic and Scientific Institutions and Historic Monuments

1935 T g Treaties, IGOs

Treaty on the Protection of Intellectual Property in Respect of Integrated Circuits

IPIC 1989 T g Treaties, IGOs

Treaty on the Protection of Movable Property of Historic Value

1935 T g Treaties, IGOs

Treaty on the Southeast Asia Nuclear Weapon-free Zone

Treaty on SEANWFZ 1995 Jakarta Indonesia T g Treaties, IGOs

Treaty on Trademarks

1889 T g Treaties, IGOs

Treaty Regulating the Status of Spitsbergen and Conferring the Sovereignty on Norway

1920 T g Treaties, IGOs

Treaty Relating to Their Insular Possessions and Insular Dominions in the Pacific Ocean

1921 T g Treaties, IGOs

Treaty Respecting Civil Law

1901 T g Treaties, IGOs

Treaty Respecting Criminal Law and Extradition

1901 T g Treaties, IGOs

Treaty Respecting International Law

1901 T g Treaties, IGOs

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