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

Women of Europe Award

1987 Brussels Belgium E

Women PeaceMakers Program

WPP 1997 San Diego CA USA G

Women Waging Peace Network

1999 Cambridge MA USA G

Women's Alliance for Democracy

1989 Paris France F

Women's Federation for World Peace International

WFWPI 1992 New York NY USA G

Women's Fund Asia

2004 Colombo Sri Lanka F f Funds

Women's Global Network for Reproductive Rights

WGNRR 1978 Quezon City Philippines F Human Rights Organizations

Women's Human Rights International Association

WHRIA Paris France G Human Rights Organizations

Women's Initiatives for Gender Justice

Women's Initiatives The Hague Netherlands F

Women's International Democratic Federation

WIDF 1945 Sao Paulo Brazil B Human Rights Organizations

Women's International League for Peace and Freedom

WILPF 1915 Geneva Switzerland C Human Rights Organizations

Women's Learning Partnership for Rights, Development and Peace

WLP 1999 Bethesda MD USA F Human Rights Organizations

Women's Link Worldwide

Madrid Spain G Human Rights Organizations

Women's Network for Peace

1996 Bonn Germany G

Women's Refugee Commission

WRC 1989 New York NY USA G

Women's Voices Now

WVN Rolling Hills Estates CA USA G

Women's World Summit Foundation

WWSF 1991 Geneva Switzerland F f Foundations, Human Rights Organizations

Women@theTable

w@tt 2014 Geneva Switzerland J

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

WWICS 1968 Washington DC USA G

Words of Peace Global

WOPG Amsterdam Netherlands N f Foundations

Workability International

1987 Sydney Australia D Human Rights Organizations

Worker Rights Consortium

WRC 2000 Washington DC USA G

Working Group on Tourism and Development

1977 Basel Switzerland G

Working Together for Human Rights

1989 Lyon France G Human Rights Organizations

World Academy of Art and Science

WAAS 1960 Pondicherry India B v

World Accord

1980 Waterloo ON Canada G

World Against Racism Network

WARN J

World Agency of Planetary Monitoring and Earthquake Risk Reduction

WAPMERR 2001 Geneva Switzerland G

World Airport Lawyers Association

WALA 2008 Real Spain D

World Alliance for Nutrition and Human Rights

WANAHR 1992 The Hague Netherlands F Human Rights Organizations

World Armenian Congress

WAC S c Conference Series

World Assemblies of God Relief and Development Agency

WAGRA Springfield MO USA K Humanitarian Organizations, Funds

World Association for Cooperative Education

WACE 1983 Lowell MA USA F

World Association for Medical Law

WAML 1967 D

World Association for Political Economy

WAPE 2004 Shanghai China D

World Association for Sexual Health

WAS 1978 Prague Czech Rep B y International Federations, Human Rights Organizations

World Association for the School as an Instrument of Peace

1967 Geneva Switzerland C Human Rights Organizations

World Association of Children's Friends

1963 Monaco Monaco C Human Rights Organizations

World Association of Judges

WAJ 1966 Bethesda MD USA E v

World Association of Law Professors

WALP 1975 Bethesda MD USA E v Human Rights Organizations

World Association of Lawyers

WAL 1975 Rockville MD USA E v

World Association of Non-Governmental Organizations

WANGO 2000 Tarrytown NY USA C

World Association of the Major Metropolises

Metropolis 1985 Barcelona Spain B

World Bank Administrative Tribunal

WBAT 1980 Washington DC USA F g Staff Associations, IGOs

World Beyond War

Charlottesville VA USA F

World Buddhist Sangha Council

WBSC 1966 Taipei Taiwan F

World Business Associates

WBA 1979 Bethesda MD USA E v

World Centre for Peace, Freedom and Human Rights

1990 Verdun France G Human Rights Organizations

World Certification Institute

WCI 1999 C v Institutes

World Citizen Foundation

New York NY USA G f Human Rights Organizations, Foundations

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