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

World Citizens Organisation

WCO 1987 J v

World Citizenship Foundation

WCF 2009 Washington DC USA G f

World Civic Forum

WCF Seoul Korea Rep F

World Coalition Against the Death Penalty

2002 Montreuil France F y International Federations

World Conference on Constitutional Justice

WCCJ 2009 Strasbourg France E gc Conference Series, IGOs

World Congress of Poets

WCP 1973 San Jose CA USA K c Conference Series

World Congress on Family Law and the Rights of Children and Youth

WCFLCR S c Conference Series, Human Rights Organizations

World Congresses and Conferences for Peace

S c Conference Series

World Connect

Waltham MA USA G

World Conscious Pact

WCP J

World Constitution and Parliament Association

WCPA 1958 Radford VA USA F

World Constitution Fund

1986 Trondheim Norway G f Funds, Funds

World Continuing Education Alliance

WCEA 2010 Welwyn Garden City UK G

World Council Congress Diplomatic Chaplains for Peace, Universal Human Rights and Justice

1998 F Human Rights Organizations

World Council of Arameans - Syriacs

WCA 1983 Hengelo Netherlands E Human Rights Organizations

World Council of Civil Engineers

WCCE 2005 Madrid Spain C y International Federations

World Council of Independent Christian Churches

WCICC 1993 Charleston SC USA F Humanitarian Organizations, Human Rights Organizations

World Court of Human Rights

Washington DC USA J p Human Rights Organizations

World Court of Justice

2001 Birmingham UK N

World Criminal Justice Library Network

WCJLN 1991 Newark NJ USA F y International Federations

World Diamond Council

WDC 2000 New York NY USA E

World e-Governments Organization of Cities and Local Governments

WeGO Seoul Korea Rep B

World Education Services

WES 1974 New York NY USA G

World Evangelical Alliance Sustainability Center

WEA Sustainability Center 2018 Bonn Germany G

World Fair Trade Organization

WFTO 1989 Culemborg Netherlands C y International Federations

World Fair Trade Organization - Africa

Nairobi Kenya E

World Federation of Consuls

FICAC 1982 Brussels Belgium C

World Federation of Democratic Youth

WFDY 1945 Budapest Hungary F

World Federation of Right to Die Societies

WFRtDS 1980 Amsterdam Netherlands C Human Rights Organizations

World Federation of Teachers' Unions

1946 Jalandhar India B y Professional Bodies, International Federations, Trade and Labour Unions, Human Rights Organizations

World Federation of the Bergen Belsen Associations

1945 New York NY USA E

World Federation of Trade Unions

WFTU 1945 Athens Greece A y International Federations, Trade and Labour Unions, Human Rights Organizations

World Federation of UNESCO Clubs, Centres and Associations

WFUCA 1981 Hanoi Vietnam E y UNESCO Bodies, International Federations, Human Rights Organizations, Clubs

World Federation of United Nations Associations

WFUNA 1946 New York NY USA E Humanitarian Organizations, United Nations Bodies, Human Rights Organizations

World Forum for Alternatives

WFA 1997 Dakar Senegal F y International Federations

World Forum for Democratization in Asia

WFDA 2005 Taipei Taiwan F c Conference Series

World Forum of Fish Harvesters and Fishworkers

WFF 1997 Kampala Uganda F Human Rights Organizations

World Forum on Science and Democracy

WFSD F y

World Forum on Shooting Activities

WFSA 1997 Rome Italy F y International Federations

World Free Zone Convention

WFZC S c Conference Series

World Future Council Foundation

WFC Hamburg Germany F f Foundations

World Government Institute

WGI 1998 Burlington VT USA G j Institutes

World Government of World Citizens

WGWC 1953 Washington DC USA F Human Rights Organizations

World Halal Council

WHC 1999 J

World Harmony Run

1987 Jamaica NY USA N

World Health Summit Foundation

WHS Foundation 2009 Berlin Germany F f

World Hello Day

1973 Los Angeles CA USA N

World Huguenot Centre

1915 Paris France G

World Igbo Congress

WIC 1994 Houston TX USA G

World Intellectual Property Organization

WIPO 1967 Geneva Switzerland B g United Nations Bodies, IGOs

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