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 Council of Arameans - Syriacs

WCA 1983 Hengelo Netherlands E

World Council of Civil Engineers

WCCE 2005 Madrid Spain C y

World Council on City Data

WCCD Toronto ON Canada J

World Court of Human Rights

Washington DC USA J p

World Court of Justice

2001 Birmingham UK N

World Criminal Justice Library Network

WCJLN 1991 Newark NJ USA F y

World Diamond Council

WDC 2000 New York NY USA E

World e-Governments Organization of Cities and Local Governments

WeGO Seoul Korea Rep B

World Education Services

WES 1974 New York NY USA G

World Emergency Relief

WER 1985 San Dimas CA USA G

World Evangelical Alliance Sustainability Center

WEA Sustainability Center 2018 Bonn Germany G

World Fair Trade Latin America

WFTO-LA Ypacarai Paraguay D

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 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 Helsinki Finland B

World Federation of Trade Unions

WFTU 1945 Athens Greece A y

World Federation of UNESCO Clubs, Centres and Associations

WFUCA 1981 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 Italy F y

World Free Zone Convention

WFZC S c

World Future Council Foundation

WFC 2007 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 Switzerland B g

World Health Summit Foundation

WHS Foundation 2009 Berlin Germany F f

World Heart Federation

WHF 1978 Geneva Switzerland B y

World Hello Day

1973 Los Angeles CA USA N

World Horse Welfare

1927 Snetterton UK G

World Igbo Congress

WIC 1994 Houston TX USA G

World Intellectual Property Organization

WIPO 1967 Geneva Switzerland 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 Spain F y

World Kashmir Freedom Movement

WKFM 1990 F

World Law Group

WLG 1988 Washington DC USA F

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