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

World Forum on Shooting Activities

WFSA 1997 Rome Italy F y International Federations

World Free Zone Convention

WFZC S c Conference Series

World Future Council Foundation

WFC Hamburg Germany F f Foundations

World Government Institute

WGI 1998 Burlington VT USA G j Institutes

World Government of World Citizens

WGWC 1953 Washington DC USA F Human Rights Organizations

World Government Summit

Dubai United Arab Emirates G

World Halal Council

WHC 1999 J

World Harmony Run

1987 Jamaica NY USA N

World Health Summit Foundation

WHS Foundation 2009 Berlin Germany F f Foundations

World Hello Day

1973 Los Angeles CA USA N

World Huguenot Centre

1915 Paris France G

World Igbo Congress

WIC 1994 Houston TX USA G

World Intellectual Property Organization

WIPO 1967 Geneva Switzerland B g United Nations Bodies, IGOs

World Interdisciplinary Network for Institutional Research

WINIR 2013 Hatfield UK F

World Judicial Commission

WJC Washington DC USA K

World Jurist Association

WJA 1963 Rockville MD USA F y Professional Bodies, International Federations

World Kashmir Freedom Movement

WKFM 1990 F Human Rights Organizations

World Law Group

WLG 1988 Washington DC USA F

World League for Freedom and Democracy

WLFD 1966 Taipei Taiwan F y International Federations, Human Rights Organizations

World Legal Medicine Association

Buenos Aires Argentina D

World Light Electric Vehicle Summit

LEVS 2016 S c

World Link for Law

1989 Helston UK C

World Mayors Council on Climate Change

WMCCC 2005 Bonn Germany E

World Mediation Organization

WMO Berlin Germany C

World Movement for Democracy

1999 Washington DC USA F

World Movement for Global Democracy

WMGD Lucknow India G

World Muslim Congress

WMC 1926 Karachi Pakistan B Humanitarian Organizations

World Network of Users and Survivors of Psychiatry

WNUSP 1991 Odense Denmark B Human Rights Organizations, Alumni and Veterans

World of NGOs, The

1997 Vienna Austria G

World Order Models Project

WOMP 1966 F v

World Organization of Building Officials

WOBO 1984 Amman Jordan D

World Organization of the Scout Movement

WOSM 1907 Geneva Switzerland B Humanitarian Organizations

World Organization of United Cities and Local Governments

UCLG 2004 Barcelona Spain B

World Parliament of Clowns

2006 Glehn Germany F Parliaments

World Peace Academy

Basel Switzerland G

World Peace and Economic Development Organization, Bangladesh

WPEDO Dhaka Bangladesh G

World Peace Association, Wailuku HI

2003 Wailuku HI USA N

World Peace Bell Association

WPBA 1982 Tokyo Japan E

World Peace Council

WPC 1950 Athens Greece B

World Peace Foundation

WPF 1910 Somerville MA USA G f Foundations

World Peace Initiative

WPI 2008 Pathum Thani Thailand F

World Peace Organization

1981 Dhaka Bangladesh G

World Peace Posse

WPP Toronto ON Canada G

World Peace Prayer Society

1955 Wassaic NY USA G

World Peace Service

1959 Berlin Germany G Human Rights Organizations

World Peace Volunteers

WPV Accra Ghana G

World Policy Institute

WPI 1948 New York NY USA G j Institutes

World Political Forum

WPF 2003 Turin Italy G

World Relief Refugee Services

WRRS Baltimore MD USA G Humanitarian Organizations

World Renew

1962 Burlington ON Canada G Humanitarian Organizations

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