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

Van Vollenhoven Institute for Law, Governance and Development

1978 Leiden Netherlands G j Institutes

Veille européenne et citoyenne sur les autoroutes de l'information et le multimédia

VECAM Paris France G

Venice Regional Seapower Symposium for the Navies of the Mediterranean and Black Sea Countries

Venice RSS 1996 S c Conference Series

Verband Binationaler Familien und Partnerschaften

Frankfurt-Main Germany G

Verdrag inzake de bescherming van de Maas

1994 T g Treaties, IGOs

Verdrag Inzake de Bescherming van de Schelde, 1994

1994 T g Treaties, IGOs

Veterans for America

VFA 1980 Washington DC USA N f Humanitarian Organizations, Alumni and Veterans, Foundations

Veterans for Peace

VFP 1985 St Louis MO USA G Alumni and Veterans

Victim Support Europe

VSE 1989 Brussels Belgium D Human Rights Organizations

Victimes en série

Association Vies 2004 N

Vienna Agreement Establishing an International Classification of the Figurative Elements of Marks

Vienna Agreement 1973 T g Treaties, IGOs

Vienna Agreement for the Protection of Type Faces and Their International Deposit

Vienna Agreement 1973 T g Treaties, IGOs

Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer

Ozone treaty 1985 Nairobi Kenya T g Treaties, IGOs

Vienna Convention on Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage

1963 T g Treaties, IGOs

Vienna Convention on Consular Relations

1963 T g Treaties, IGOs

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

WAO-Afrique

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

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