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 Establishing a Constitution for Europe

2004 T g Treaties, IGOs

Treaty Establishing the African Economic Community

Abuja treaty 1991 T g Treaties, IGOs

Treaty Establishing the European Atomic Energy Community

Treaty of Rome 1957 T g Treaties, European Union Bodies, IGOs

Treaty Establishing the European Coal and Steel Community

Treaty of Paris 1951 Brussels Belgium T g Treaties, European Union Bodies, IGOs

Treaty for Amazonian Cooperation

Amazon Pact 1978 Rome Italy T g Treaties, IGOs

Treaty for Collaboration in Economic, Social and Cultural Matters and for Collective Self-defence

Brussels Treaty 1948 T g Treaties, IGOs

Treaty for Integrated International Telecommunications Services and Networks

1988 T g Treaties, IGOs

Treaty for the Civil Law

1901 T g Treaties, IGOs

Treaty for the Extradition of Criminals and for Protection Against Anarchism

1902 T g Treaties, IGOs

Treaty for the Limitation of Naval Armament, 1922

1922 T g Treaties, IGOs

Treaty for the Limitation of Naval Armament, 1936

1936 T g Treaties, IGOs

Treaty for the Maintenance of Peace in Central America

1903 T g Treaties, IGOs

Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean

Treaty of Tlatelolco 1967 T g Treaties, IGOs

Treaty for the Relinquishment of Extra-territorial Rights in China

1943 T g Treaties, Human Rights Organizations, IGOs

Treaty for the Union, League and Perpetual Confederation of Latin American

1826 T g Treaties, IGOs

Treaty of Alliance

1942 T g Treaties, IGOs

Treaty of Alliance, Political Cooperation and Mutual Assistance

1954 T g Treaties, IGOs

Treaty of Amity and Cooperation in Southeast Asia

TAC 1976 T g Treaties, IGOs

Treaty of Amsterdam

1997 T g Treaties, European Union Bodies, IGOs

Treaty of Arbitration for Pecuniary Claims

1902 T g Treaties, IGOs

Treaty of Central American Fraternity

1934 T g Treaties, IGOs

Treaty of Chaguaramas

1973 T g Treaties, IGOs

Treaty of Chaguaramas - Revised

2001 T g Treaties, IGOs

Treaty of Commerce

1701 T g Treaties, IGOs

Treaty of Commerce and Navigation, 1691

1691 T g Treaties, IGOs

Treaty of Commerce and Navigation, 1925

1925 T g Treaties, IGOs

Treaty of Cooperation between Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden

Helsinki Treaty 1962 T g Treaties, IGOs

Treaty of Economic Association

1960 T g Treaties, IGOs

Treaty of Friendship and Collaboration

1953 T g Treaties, IGOs

Treaty of Friendship and Cooperation

1976 T g Treaties, IGOs

Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation and Mutual Assistance

1955 T g Treaties, IGOs

Treaty of Joint Defence and Economic Cooperation between the Arab League States

1950 T g Treaties, IGOs

Treaty of Lisbon

2007 T g Treaties, IGOs

Treaty of Mutual Assistance, 1939

1939 T g Treaties, IGOs

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

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