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

Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls for Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies

Wassenaar Arrangement 1996 Vienna Austria F g

Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict

Watchlist 2001 New York NY USA G

Water Governance Facility

WGF 2005 Stockholm Sweden G

Waterbird Society

WBS 1976 G v


2010 Geneva Switzerland E

WATU Acción Indigena

1993 Madrid Spain N

We Are Europe!

2012 Düsseldorf Germany G


Brussels Belgium N

We Effect

1968 Stockholm Sweden G

We Move Europe

WeMove.EU Berlin Germany F

WEC International

WEC 1913 Coventry UK F v

Weimar Triangle

1991 E g

Wellbeing Economy Alliance

WEAll C y

WELMEC - European Cooperation in Legal Metrology

1990 Delft Netherlands F


WFD 1959 Berlin Germany G

Weltnotwerk der KAB

Cologne Germany G

WePROTECT Global Alliance

2012 Lisse Netherlands B

West Africa Centre for Peace Foundation

WACPF 2008 Accra Ghana G f

West Africa Election Observers Network

WAEON 2010 Accra Ghana F y

West Africa Network for Peacebuilding

WANEP 1998 Accra Ghana F y

West Africa Road Transport Union

WARTU 1989 Lagos Nigeria D

West African Bar Association

WABA 2004 D

West African Institute for Legal Aid

WAILA 2013 Bakau Gambia G j

West African Network for Human Rights Defenders

WAHRDN 2005 Lomé Togo D

West African Network on Security and Democratic Governance

WANSED Abuja Nigeria F

West African NGO Network

WANGONeT Lagos Nigeria G

West and Central Africa Human Rights Training Institute

WACAHRI 2004 E j

West-East Bridges Foundation

2011 Amsterdam Netherlands F f

Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation

WHINSEC 2000 Fort Benning GA USA G gj

Westminster Foundation for Democracy

WFD 1992 London UK G f


Brussels Belgium D

Wheat Initiative

2001 Paris France E

Wheat Trade Convention, 1967

1967 T g

Wheat Trade Convention, 1971

1971 T g

Whitaker Peace and Development Initiative

WPDI 2012 Los Angeles CA USA G

WHO European Centre for Environment and Health

ECEH Bonn Germany K g


1985 Brussels Belgium F y

Widows Rights International

WRI 1996 G

Wildlife Justice Commission

WJC 2015 The Hague Netherlands C

Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies

Martens Centre 2007 Brussels Belgium E y

Wilmington College Peace Resource Center

1975 Wilmington OH USA G

WIPO Copyright Treaty

WCT 1996 Geneva Switzerland T g

WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty

WPPT 1996 T g

Wisconsin Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies

WIPCS 1985 Stevens-Point WI USA G j


1992 Brooklyn NY USA G

Witness for Peace

WFP 1983 Washington DC USA G

Wolfsberg Group

2000 E

Wolseley Register

1964 Sowerby Bridge UK N

Woman and Earth Global Eco-Network

1979 New York NY USA G v

Womankind Worldwide

1989 London UK F