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

UNESCO Staff Union

STU 1947 Paris France E v

UNESCO-Hebrew University of Jerusalem International School for Molecular Biology and Microbiology and Science for Peace

UNESCO-HUJ ISMBM 1995 Jerusalem Israel G

UNFCU Foundation

2015 New York NY USA N f

UNHCR Staff Council

Geneva GE Switzerland E

União das Cidades Capitais Luso-Afro-Américo-Asiaticas

UCCLA 1985 Lisbon Portugal D

UNIDROIT Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment

Cape Town convention 2001 Rome RM Italy T g

UNIDROIT Convention on Substantive Rules for Intermediated Securities

Geneva Securities Convention 2009 Rome RM Italy T g

Unification of the Central American Consular Services at Geneva, Bremen, Vigo, Le Havre and Liverpool

1913 T g

Uniform Rules on Contract Clauses for an Agreed Sum Due Upon Failure of Performance

1983 Vienna Austria T g

Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA

1984 Sydney NSW Australia G

Union centroaméricaine

1997 J gp

Unión de Parlamentarios Sudamericanos y del MERCOSUR

UPSM 1999 Buenos Aires Argentina D g

Union des avocats européens

UAE 1986 Paris France D

Union des français de l'étranger

UFE 1927 Paris France N

Union for the International Patent Classification

IPC Union 1975 F g

Union for the International Registration of Audiovisual Works

1991 F g

Union for the International Registration of Marks

Madrid Union 1892 F g

Union for the Protection of Appellations of Origin and their International Registration

Lisbon Union 1958 F g

Union francophone des belges à l'étranger

UFBE 1967 Brussels Belgium N

Unión Interamericana de Organismos Electorales

UNIORE 1991 San José San José San José Costa Rica D

Union Internationale des Avocats

UIA 1927 Paris France B

Union internationale des jeunes écrivains et artistes pour la paix, l'amour et la justice

UNIJEAPAJ 2004 Yaoundé Cameroon G

Unión Latina de Economia Politica de la Información, la Comunicación ya la Cultura

ULEPICC 2002 Seville Sevilla Spain D

Union of Arab Constitutional Courts and Councils

UACCC 1997 Cairo Cairo Egypt D

Union of Arab Jurists

UAJ 1975 D

Union of Arab Securities Authorities

UASA 2007 Dubai United Arab Emirates D

Union of Central and South-Eastern European Capitals

UCSEEC 1995 Athens Greece E

Union of Concerned Scientists

UCS 1969 Cambridge MA USA G

Union of European Practitioners in Intellectual Property

UNION 1961 Brussels Belgium D

Union of Ibero-American Capital Cities

1982 Madrid Madrid Spain D

Union of International Associations

UIA 1907 Brussels Belgium F y

Union of Local Authority Chief Executives of Europe

1990 Cardiff UK D

Union of Socialist Local and Regional Representatives in Europe

USLRRE 1979 Anthisnes Belgium D

Union of South American Nations

2004 Quito Ecuador D g

Union syndicale fédérale des services publics européens et internationaux

USFSPEI 1974 Brussels Belgium E y

Unione Mondiale per la Pace ed i Diritti Fondamentali dell'Uomo e dei Popoli

UNIPAX Padua PD Italy G y

Unione Volontariato Internazionale per lo Sviluppo e La Pace

UVISP-Assisi 1987 Bastia Umbra PG Italy G

Unitarian Universalist Association

UUA 1961 Boston MA USA F

Unitarian Universalist Musicians' Network

UUMN 1983 Charlotte NC USA G

Unitarian Universalist Service Committee

UUSC 1939 Cambridge MA USA G

Unitarian Universalist Women's Federation

UUWF 1963 Brookline MA USA G

United Cities and Local Governments Asia Pacific

UCLG ASPAC 2004 Jakarta Indonesia E

United Cities and Local Governments Middle East and West Asia

UCLG-MEWA 2004 Istanbul Istanbul Turkey E

United Cities and Local Governments of Africa

UCLG Africa 2003 Rabat Morocco E

United Families International

UFI 1978 Gilbert AZ USA F

United Federation of Travel Agents' Associations

UFTAA 1966 Monte Carlo Monaco B

United for Foreign Domestic Workers' Rights

UFDWR Chiang Mai Chiang Mai Chiang Mai Thailand F y

UNITED for Intercultural Action - European Network Against Nationalism, Racism, Fascism and in Support of Migrants and Refugees

UNITED 1992 Amsterdam Netherlands F y

United for Peace and Justice

2002 G

United Front for the Victims of Jihad

UFVOJ N

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