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

Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations

1961 T g Treaties, IGOs

Vienna Convention on Succession of States in Respect of State Property, Archives and Debts

1983 T g Treaties, IGOs

Vienna Convention on Succession of States in Respect of Treaties

1978 T g Treaties, IGOs

Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties

1969 T g Treaties, IGOs

Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties between States and International Organizations or between International Organizations

1986 T g Treaties, IGOs

Vienna Convention on the Representation of States in Their Relations with International Organizations of a Universal Character

1975 T g Treaties, IGOs

Vienna International Arbitral Centre

VIAC 1975 Vienna Austria G g IGOs

Vienna NGO Committee on Drugs

VNGOC 1983 Vienna Austria E y International Federations

Vienna NGO Committee on the Family

1985 St Pölten Austria E y International Federations

Vienna NGO Committee on the Status of Women

1982 E y International Federations

Vienna Wiestenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies

VWI Vienna Austria G j Institutes

Vietnam International Arbitration Centre

VIAC 1993 Hanoi Vietnam G

Virginia Gildersleeve International Fund

VGIF 1969 New York NY USA F f Funds, Human Rights Organizations

Virtual Educa

2000 Alcala de Henares Spain F

Virtus Global Center for Corporate Governance

2014 Sumy Ukraine G

Visegrad Group

1991 E g IGOs

VISION 2020 - The Right to Sight

1999 London UK F y WHO Bodies, International Federations, Human Rights Organizations

Vision GRAM-International

1996 Ottawa ON Canada G Human Rights Organizations

Vital Voices Global Partnership

VVGP 2001 Washington DC USA G Human Rights Organizations

VIVAT International

2000 New York NY USA E Human Rights Organizations

Vlaams Instituut voor Vrede en Geweldpreventie

Vlaams Vredesinstituut 2004 Brussels Belgium G jg Institutes, IGOs

Voices of African Mothers

VAM 2004 New York NY USA G

Voices Without Frontiers

VWF 1996 Montréal QC Canada E Human Rights Organizations

Volta Basin Authority

VBA 2004 Ouagadougou Burkina Faso F g IGOs

Volta River Authority

VRA 1961 Accra Ghana G g IGOs

Volunteers for Peace

VFP 1982 Burlington VT USA G

VoteWatch Europe

2009 Brussels Belgium F

VREDE - Study and Information Centre for Peace and Development Problems

Ghent Belgium G

Waging Peace

2004 London UK G Human Rights Organizations

Walther-Schücking-Institute for International Law

1914 Kiel Germany G j Institutes


1989 Lomé Togo E Human Rights Organizations

War and Peace Foundation

1981 New York NY USA G f Foundations

War Child International

1993 Amsterdam Netherlands F Humanitarian Organizations

War on Want

1952 London UK G f Funds

War Resisters League

WRL 1923 New York NY USA G

War Resisters' International

WRI 1921 London UK C y International Federations

Warsaw Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation and Mutual Assistance

Warsaw Pact 1955 T g Treaties, IGOs

Washington Institute for Near East Policy

1985 Washington DC USA G j Institutes

Washington Office on Africa

WOA 1972 Washington DC USA G

Washington Office on Latin America

WOLA 1974 Washington DC USA G Human Rights Organizations

Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls for Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies

Wassenaar Arrangement 1996 Vienna Austria F g Treaties, IGOs

Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict

Watchlist 2001 New York NY USA G

Water Governance Facility

WGF 2005 Stockholm Sweden G

Waterbird Society

1976 La Crosse WI USA G v

WATU Acción Indigena

1993 Madrid Spain N Human Rights Organizations

We Are Europe!

2012 Düsseldorf Germany G



We Effect

1968 Stockholm Sweden G Human Rights Organizations

We Move Europe

WeMove.EU Berlin Germany F

Wegvervoerakkoord tussen de Benelux et de Baltische staten

1992 Brussels Belgium T g Treaties, IGOs