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

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

United Kingdom Forum for International Education and Training

UKFIET 1991 G

United Kingdom United States Agreement

UKUSA agreement 1947 T g

United Nations

UN 1945 New York NY USA A gy

United Nations African Institute for the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders

UNAFRI 1989 Kampala Uganda E gj

United Nations Alliance of Civilizations

UNAOC 2005 New York NY USA E gy

United Nations Asia and Far East Institute for the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders

UNAFEI 1961 Tokyo Japan E gj

United Nations Children's Fund

UNICEF 1946 New York NY USA F fg

United Nations Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice

CCPCJ 1992 Vienna Austria E g

United Nations Commission on International Trade Law

UNCITRAL 1966 Vienna Austria E g

United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs

CND 1946 Vienna Austria E g

United Nations Commission on the Status of Women

CSW 1946 New York NY USA E g

United Nations Committee for Development Policy

CDP 1964 New York NY USA E g

United Nations Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods and on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals

Committee of Experts on TDG and GHS 1953 Geneva GE Switzerland E g

United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

CESCR 1978 Geneva GE Switzerland E gv

United Nations Committee on Negotiations with Intergovernmental Agencies

1946 New York NY USA E g

United Nations Committee on Non-governmental Organizations

1946 New York NY USA E g

United Nations Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People

CEIRPP 1975 New York NY USA E gy

United Nations Conference on Disarmament Issues

S cg

United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice

S cg

United Nations Convention Against Corruption

UNCAC 2003 Vienna Austria T g

United Nations Convention against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances

1988 T g

United Nations Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime

2000 Vienna Austria T g

United Nations Convention on Conditions for Registration of Ships

1986 T g

United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Carriage of Goods Wholly or Partly by Sea

Rotterdam Rules 2008 Vienna Austria T g

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