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

World Fair Trade Organization

WFTO 1989 Culemborg Netherlands B y

World Fair Trade Organization - Africa

Nairobi Kenya E

World Fair Trade Organization, Asia

WFTO-Asia Chiang Mai Chiang Mai Chiang Mai Thailand D

World Federation of Consuls

FICAC 1982 Brussels Belgium C

World Federation of Democratic Youth

WFDY 1945 Budapest Hungary F

World Federation of Engineering Organizations

WFEO 1968 Paris France A y

World Federation of Insurance Intermediaries

WFII 1999 Brussels Belgium D y

World Federation of Occupational Therapists

WFOT 1952 London UK C y

World Federation of Right to Die Societies

WFRtDS 1980 Amsterdam Netherlands C

World Federation of the Bergen Belsen Associations

1945 New York NY USA E

World Federation of the Deaf

WFD 1951 B

World Federation of Trade Unions

WFTU 1945 Athens Greece A y

World Federation of UNESCO Clubs, Centres and Associations

WFUCA 1981 Hanoi Hanoi Vietnam E y

World Federation of United Nations Associations

WFUNA 1946 New York NY USA E

World Forum for Alternatives

WFA 1997 Dakar Senegal F y

World Forum for Democratization in Asia

WFDA 2005 Taipei Taiwan F c

World Forum of Fish Harvesters and Fishworkers

WFF 1997 Kampala Uganda F

World Forum on Science and Democracy

WFSD F y

World Forum on Shooting Activities

WFSA 1997 Rome RM Italy F y

World Free Zone Convention

WFZC S c

World Future Council Foundation

WFC Hamburg Germany F f

World Government Institute

WGI 1998 Burlington VT USA G j

World Government of World Citizens

WGWC 1953 Washington DC USA F

World Government Summit

Dubai United Arab Emirates J

World Halal Council

WHC 1999 J

World Harmony Run

1987 Jamaica NY USA N

World Health Organization

WHO 1946 Geneva GE Switzerland B g

World Health Summit Foundation

WHS Foundation 2009 Berlin Germany F f

World Heart Federation

WHF 1978 Geneva GE Switzerland B y

World Hello Day

1973 Los Angeles CA USA N

World Igbo Congress

WIC 1994 Houston TX USA G

World Intellectual Property Organization

WIPO 1967 B g

World Interdisciplinary Network for Institutional Research

WINIR 2013 Exeter UK F

World Judicial Commission

WJC Washington DC USA K

World Jurist Association

WJA 1963 Madrid Madrid Spain F y

World Kashmir Freedom Movement

WKFM 1990 F

World Law Group

WLG 1988 Washington DC USA F

World League for Freedom and Democracy

WLFD 1966 Taipei Taiwan F y

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 Martial Arts Union

WoMAU 2002 Chungju North Chungcheong Korea Rep C

World Mayors Council on Climate Change

WMCCC 2005 Bonn Germany E

World Mediation Organization

WMO 2006 Berlin Germany C

World Minigolfsport Federation

WMF 1980 Bamberg Germany C

World Movement for Democracy

1999 Washington DC USA F

World Movement for Global Democracy

WMGD Lucknow Uttar Pradesh India G

World Muslim Congress

WMC 1926 Karachi Pakistan B

World Network of Users and Survivors of Psychiatry

WNUSP 1991 Odense Denmark B

World of NGOs, The

1997 Vienna Austria G

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