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

Universal Postal Convention, 1929

1929 T g IGOs, Treaties

Universal Postal Convention, 1952

1952 T g IGOs, Treaties

Universal Postal Convention, 1957

1957 T g IGOs, Treaties

Universal Postal Convention, 1964

1964 T g IGOs, Treaties

Universal Postal Convention, 1974

1974 T g IGOs, Treaties

Universal Postal Convention, 1979

1979 T g IGOs, Treaties

Universal Postal Convention, 1984

1985 T g IGOs, Treaties

Universal Rights Group

URG 2013 Geneva Switzerland F

Universal Union for Consumer Protection and Civil Abuse

UNUCOPCA 2003 Buea Cameroon G

Universal Zulu Nation

UZN 1973 Bronx NY USA D


San Francisco CA USA G

Universidade Internacional da Paz

UNIPAZ 1987 Florianópolis Brazil F

University Centre for Peace Research, Vienna

1973 Vienna Austria G Institutes

University for Peace

UPEACE 1980 San José Costa Rica F g IGOs, United Nations Bodies

University Network of the European Capitals of Culture

UNeECC 2006 Sibiu Romania E

University of Peace, Namur

1960 Namur Belgium G Institutes

University of World Economy and Diplomacy, Tashkent

1992 Tashkent Uzbekistan N

University Women of Europe

UWE 1978 Paris France E



Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization

UNPO 1991 Brussels Belgium F

UNU Institute for Governance, State and Society

Barcelona Spain G jg IGOs, Institutes

Up With People

UWP 1965 Denver CO USA F

UPR Info

2008 Geneva Switzerland E United Nations Bodies, Human Rights Organizations

Urban Environmental Accords

UEA 2012 Gwangju Korea Rep F

Urgent Action Fund for Women's Human Rights

UAF 1997 Oakland CA USA G f Funds, Human Rights Organizations


1992 Sassenberg Germany G Human Rights Organizations

US Civilian Research and Development Foundation

CRDF 1995 Arlington VA USA G f Foundations

US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants

USCRI 1958 Arlington VA USA G

US Peace Council

New Haven CT USA G

US-Central American Free Trade Agreement

CAFTA 2004 Washington DC USA T g IGOs, Common Markets and Free Trade Zones, Treaties

Utrecht Centre for International Legal Studies

UCILS 1955 Utrecht Netherlands G j Institutes

Utrecht Network

1987 Bologna Italy F

UWC Red Cross Nordic

RCNUWC 1995 Flekke Norway G Humanitarian Organizations

Validity Foundation

Budapest Hungary E

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

Verdrag Inzake de Bescherming van de Schelde, 1994

1994 T g IGOs, Treaties

Veterans for America

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

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 IGOs, Treaties

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

Vienna Agreement 1973 T g IGOs, Treaties

Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer

Ozone treaty 1985 Nairobi Kenya T g IGOs, Treaties

Vienna Convention on Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage

1963 T g IGOs, Treaties

Vienna Convention on Consular Relations

1963 T g IGOs, Treaties

Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations

1961 T g IGOs, Treaties

Vienna Convention on Succession of States in Respect of State Property, Archives and Debts

1983 T g IGOs, Treaties

Vienna Convention on Succession of States in Respect of Treaties

1978 T g IGOs, Treaties