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

Arbeitskreis Historische Friedens- und Konfliktforschung

1984 Thurnau Germany G

ARC International

2003 Geneva Switzerland G

Arca Foundation

1952 Washington DC USA G f

Archbishop of Sydney's Anglican Aid

Sydney NSW Australia G f

Architects Regional Council Asia

ARCASIA 1979 Singapore Singapore F

Archivists without Borders International

AwB International 1986 F

Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme

AMAP 1991 Tromsø Norway E gy

Arctic Science Ministerial

2016 S cg

Ariadne - European Funders for Social Change and Human Rights

Ariadne 2009 London UK F

Arias Foundation for Peace and Human Progress

1987 San José Costa Rica G f

Ariel Foundation International

AFI Geneva Switzerland F f

ARIPO Protocol for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants

2015 T g

Arko Cooperation

1967 Morokulien Sweden G g

Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association International

AFCEA International 1946 Fairfax VA USA G

Arms Trade Treaty

ATT 2013 T g

Arrangement between Certain Member States of the European Space Research Organisation and the European Space Research Organisation Concerning the Execution of a Meteorological Satellite Programme

1972 T g

Arrangement Concerning Consultations Prior to the Installation in the Vicinity of the Frontiers of Permanent Stores of Explosive Substances for Civil Use

1950 T g

Arrangement Concerning the Extension to other Categories of Refugees of Certain Measures Taken in Favour of Russian and Armenian Refugees

1928 T g

Arrangement for the Application of the European Agreement of 17 October 1980 Concerning the Provision of Medical Care to Persons During Temporary Residence

1988 Strasbourg France T g

Arrangement on the Joint Financing of a North Atlantic Height Monitoring System

1995 T g

Arrangement Regarding Bovine Meat

1979 T g

Arrangement Regarding International Trade in Textiles

Multifibre agreement 1973 T g

Arrangement Relating to the Issue of Identity Certificates to Russian and Armenian Refugees

1926 T g

Arrangement Relating to the Legal Status of Russian and Armenian Refugees

1928 T g

Arrangement Respecting the Chinese Import Tariffs

1902 T g

Arrangements for the Regulation of Antarctic Pelagic Whaling

1962 T g

Artists Against Racism

AAR 1993 Toronto ON Canada D v

Arts Access International

2005 Waikanae New Zealand N

ARZENU - International Federation of Reform and Progressive Religious Zionists

ARZENU 1980 Jerusalem Israel D

ASEAN Agreement on Customs

1997 T g

ASEAN Agreement on Disaster Management and Emergency Response

AADMER 2005 T g

ASEAN Agreement on the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources

1985 T g

ASEAN Agreement on Transboundary Haze Pollution

2002 T g

ASEAN Community

2003 Jakarta Indonesia J gp

ASEAN Confederation of Women's Organizations

ACWO 1981 Petaling Jaya Malaysia E

ASEAN CSR Network

2010 Singapore Singapore F

ASEAN Framework Agreement on Intellectual Property Cooperation

1995 T g

ASEAN Framework Agreement on Multimodal Transport

2005 T g

ASEAN Framework Agreement on Services

AFAS 1995 T g

ASEAN Framework Agreement on the Facilitation of Goods in Transit

1998 Jakarta Indonesia T g

ASEAN Framework Agreement on the Facilitation of Inter-state Transport

1998 T g

ASEAN Institute for Peace and Reconciliation

ASEAN-IPR 2011 Jakarta Indonesia E

ASEAN Institutes for Strategic and International Studies

ASEAN-ISIS 1988 Jakarta Indonesia E jy

ASEAN Intellectual Property Association

AIPA 1996 Hanoi Vietnam D

ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly

AIPA 1977 Jakarta Indonesia E c

ASEAN Law Association

ALA 1979 Jakarta Indonesia D

ASEAN Regional Forum

ARF Jakarta Indonesia F g

ASEAN Trade in Goods Agreement

ATIGA 2009 T g

ASEAN Troika

2000 Jakarta Indonesia F g

ASEAN Wildlife Enforcement Network

ASEAN-WEN 2005 Jakarta Indonesia F g

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