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

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 D

Wheat Initiative

2001 Berlin E

Wheat Trade Convention, 1967

1967 T g

Wheat Trade Convention, 1971

1971 T g

Whistleblowing International Network

WIN 2013 Glasgow UK F

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

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

Women Against Violence Europe

WAVE 1994 Vienna F

Women and Development Unit

WAND 1978 Bridgetown Barbados F

Women and Land Rights in Southern Africa, Zimbabwe


Women and Law in Southern Africa Research Trust

WLSA 1987 Lusaka Zambia F

Women Cross DMZ

2015 E v

Women Enabled International

WEI Washington DC USA F

Women First International Fund

1969 New York NY USA F f

Women for International Peace and Arbitration

WIPA 1985 Glendale CA USA N

Women for Peace, Sweden

WFP 1979 Stockholm Sweden G

Women for Peace, Switzerland

1994 Volketswil Switzerland G

Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition

WHRD Culemborg Netherlands F

Women in Black

WIB 1988 F

Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing

WIEGO 1997 Manchester UK F y

Women in Law and Development in Africa-Afrique de l'Ouest

WiLDAF-AO 1990 F

Women in Parliaments Global Forum

WIP Reykjavik Iceland F

Women in Security, Conflict Management and Peace

WISCOMP 1999 Delhi India G

Women Living under Muslim Laws

WLUML 1984 London F

Women of Europe Award

1987 Brussels Belgium E

Women PeaceMakers Program

WPP 1997 San Diego CA USA G

Women Waging Peace Network

1999 San Diego CA USA G

Women without Borders

WwB 2001 G

Women's Alliance for Democracy

1989 Paris France F

Women's Federation for World Peace International

WFWPI 1992 New York NY USA G

Women's Fund Asia

2004 Colombo Sri Lanka F f