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

US-Central American Free Trade Agreement

CAFTA 2004 Washington DC USA T g

Utrecht Centre for International Legal Studies

UCILS 1955 Utrecht Netherlands G j

Utrecht Network

1987 Bologna Italy F

UWC Red Cross Nordic

RCNUWC 1995 Flekke Norway G

Validity Foundation

Budapest Hungary E

Van Vollenhoven Institute for Law, Governance and Development

1978 Leiden Netherlands G j

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

VECAM 1995 Paris France G

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

Venice RSS 1996 S c

Verband Binationaler Familien und Partnerschaften

Frankfurt-Main Germany G

Verband Entwicklungspolitik und Humanitäre Hilfe e.V.

VENRO 1995 Berlin Germany G y

Verdrag Inzake de Bescherming van de Schelde, 1994

1994 T g


2005 Washington DC USA F

Veterans for America

VFA 1980 Washington DC USA N f

Veterans for Peace

VFP 1985 St Louis MO USA G

Victim Support Europe

VSE 1989 Brussels Belgium D

Victimes en série

Association Vies 2004 N

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

Vienna Agreement 1973 T g

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

Vienna Agreement 1973 T g

Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer

Ozone treaty 1985 Nairobi Kenya T g

Vienna Convention on Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage

1963 T g

Vienna Convention on Consular Relations

1963 T g

Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations

1961 T g

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

1983 T g

Vienna Convention on Succession of States in Respect of Treaties

1978 T g

Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties

1969 T g

Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties between States and International Organizations or between International Organizations

1986 T g

Vienna Convention on the Representation of States in Their Relations with International Organizations of a Universal Character

1975 T g

Vienna International Arbitral Centre

VIAC 1975 Vienna Austria G g

Vienna NGO Committee on Drugs

VNGOC 1983 Vienna Austria E y

Vienna NGO Committee on the Family

1985 Vienna Austria E y

Vienna NGO Committee on the Status of Women

1982 E y

Vienna Wiestenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies

VWI Vienna Austria G j

Vier Pfoten International

Vienna Austria F

Vietnam International Arbitration Centre

VIAC 1993 Hanoi Vietnam G

Violence and Harassment Convention, 2019

2019 T g

Virtual Educa

2000 Alcala de Henares Spain F

Virtus Global Center for Corporate Governance

2014 Sumy Ukraine G

Visegrad Group

1991 E g

Visegrad Patent Institute

VPI 2019 Budapest Hungary E g

Vision GRAM-International

1996 Ottawa ON Canada G

Vital Voices Global Partnership

VVGP 2001 Washington DC USA G

VIVAT International

2000 New York NY USA E

Vlaams Instituut voor Vrede en Geweldpreventie

Vlaams Vredesinstituut 2004 Brussels Belgium G gj

Vlaamse Federatie van NGO's voor Ontwikkelingssamenwerking

ngo-federatie Brussels Belgium G

Voices of African Mothers

VAM 2004 New York NY USA G

Voices Without Frontiers

VWF 1996 Montréal QC Canada E

Volontariato Internazionale per lo Sviluppo

VIS 1986 Rome Italy G

Volta Basin Authority

VBA Ouagadougou Burkina Faso F g

Volta River Authority

VRA 1961 Accra Ghana G g

Volunteers for Peace

VFP 1982 Burlington VT USA G