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 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

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 Volunteers

WPV Accra Ghana G

World Policy Institute

WPI 1948 New York NY USA G j

World Relief Refugee Services

WRRS Baltimore MD USA G

World Renew

1962 Burlington ON Canada G

World RPS Society


World Scout Parliamentary Union

WSPU 1990 Seoul Korea Rep E

World Service Authority

WSA 1954 Washington DC USA K

World Sikh Organization

WSO 1984 F

World Society of Mixed Jurisdiction Jurists

WSMJJ 2002 Port Vila Vanuatu D

World Society of Victimology

WSV 1979 Holden Hill SA Australia C

World Summit on Accessible Tourism

S c

World Syntegrity Project

WSP 1993 Washington DC USA F

World Telecommunication Policy Forum

WTPF Geneva Switzerland S cg

World Tort Law Society

WTLS 2012 Vienna Austria C

World Tourism Forum

Salvador Brazil F

World Union

WU 1958 Puducherry India F

World Union of Catholic Women's Organisations

WUCWO 1910 Rome Italy B

World Union of National Socialists

WUNS 1962 Milwaukee WI USA F

World University Federation

1996 Bridgeport CT USA K

World Values Survey Association

WVSA 1981 Vienna Austria C

World Veterans Federation

WVF 1950 Alfortville France B

World Vision International

WVI 1950 Uxbridge UK B

World Water Polo Referees Association

WWR 2010 El Cajon CA USA B

World Wide Fund for Nature

WWF 1961 Gland Switzerland F f

World Winter Cities Association for Mayors

WWCAM 1982 Sapporo Japan D

World without Wars and Violence

WwW 1994 J

World Young Women's Christian Association

World YWCA 1855 Le Grand-Saconnex Switzerland B

World Youth Academy

WYA Vienna Austria F

World Youth Movement for Democracy

WYMD 2004 Sao Paulo Brazil F

World Youth Parliament for Water

WYPW 1998 Montréal QC Canada E


1975 Bayan Lepas Malaysia E

Worldview Resource Group

WRG Colorado Springs CO USA N

Worldwide Coalition for Peace


Worldwide Life Quality Enhancement Association

Martigny Switzerland G

Worldwide Missionary Convention

Newtownards UK G

Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production

WRAP 2000 Arlington VA USA G


1991 Bainbridge Island WA USA N

WTO Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures

SPS agreement 1993 T g

WTO Agreement on Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights

TRIPS 1994 Geneva Switzerland T g

Xaverian Missionary Sisters

1945 Parma Italy R

Xavier Network of European Jesuit Development NGOs

2003 Madrid Spain G y


1997 Geneva Switzerland G