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

Swiss Foreign Policy Association

SFPA 1968 Bern BE Switzerland G

Swiss Institute for Peace and Energy Research

SIPER 2011 Basel BS Switzerland N

Swiss Institute of Comparative Law

1978 Lausanne VD Switzerland N j

Swiss Peace Council

1945 Zurich ZH Switzerland G

Swiss Peace Movement

1949 Basel BS Switzerland G

Swiss Society of International law

1914 Zurich ZH Switzerland G

swissinfo - Swiss Radio International

SRI 1935 Bern BE Switzerland G g


1988 Bern BE Switzerland G f

Syndicat des écrivains de langue française

SELF 1976 Ivry-sur-Seine France G

Syracuse Peace Council

1936 Syracuse NY USA N

Système Ouest-Africain d'Accréditation


Tactical Technology Collective

2003 Berlin Germany F

Taipei Overseas Peace Service

TOPS 1994 Taipei Taiwan G

Taiwan Alliance in International Development

Taiwan AID 2004 Taipei Taiwan G y

Taiwan Foundation for Democracy

TFD Taipei Taiwan G f

Taizé Community

1940 Taizé France R

Talitha Kum - International Network against Trafficking in Persons

Talitha Kum 2009 Rome RM Italy F

Talloires Network

2005 Medford MA USA F

Tami Steinmetz Centre for Peace Research, Tel Aviv

1992 Tel Aviv Israel G

Tampere Convention on the Provision of Telecommunication Resources for Disaster Mitigation and Relief Operations

1998 Geneva GE Switzerland T g

Tampere Peace Research Institute

TAPRI 1969 Tampere Finland G j

TASH - Working in Partnership with Disability Advocates Worldwide

1975 Washington DC USA N

Task Force on Organized Crime in the Baltic Sea Region

Tallinn Estonia F g

Tax Justice Network

TJN 2003 Chesham UK F

Tax Justice Network-Africa

TJN-A 2007 Nairobi Kenya F y

TeamWork International

Kissimmee FL USA N

TechSoup Global

1987 San Francisco CA USA F

Telecommunications Treaty

1966 T g

Telegraph Convention

1912 T g

Telegraph Convention, 1858

1858 T g

Telegraph Convention, 1871

1871 T g

Temporary Agreement Concerning the Registration and Disbanding of Sailors at Memel and Danzig

1922 T g

Temporary Agreement for the Regulation of the Fisheries in Waters Contiguous to the Northern Coasts of the Territory of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

1930 T g

Teresian Association

1911 Rome RM Italy R

Terra Madre Foundation

Bra CN Italy F f

Terra Renaissance

Kyoto Kyoto Japan G


Miami FL USA C


1981 Berlin Germany F

Terre des Hommes International Federation

TDHIF 1966 Geneva GE Switzerland F

Tetworld Center for Peace, Earth Observatory and Global Gaming Complex

San Ysidro CA USA N

The Access Initiative

TAI 1999 Washington DC USA F

The B Team

2013 F v

The Bridge: Jewish and Arab Women for Peace in the Middle East

1975 Haifa Israel K v

The Carter Center

1982 Atlanta GA USA G

The Century Foundation

1919 New York NY USA G f

The Conference Board

1916 New York NY USA G

The Elders Foundation

2007 London UK F fv

The European Law Students' Association

ELSA 1981 Brussels Belgium D

The Hague Academy Centre for Studies and Research in International Law and International Relations

1957 The Hague Netherlands G

The Hague Academy of International Law

1923 The Hague Netherlands G