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 Tourism Network

WTN 2020 Honolulu HI USA B y

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 Vision International

WVI 1950 Uxbridge 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 B

World Youth Academy

WYA 2016 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

World’s Youth for Climate Justice

WYCJ The Hague Netherlands F


1975 Bayan Lepas Malaysia E

Worldview Resource Group

WRG Colorado Springs CO USA N

Worldwide Coalition for Peace


Worldwide Life Quality Enhancement Association

Martigny 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

Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Authority

1953 Jerusalem Israel G

Yale Center for the Study of Globalization

YCSG 2001 New Haven CT USA G

York Centre for International and Security Studies

YCISS 1981 North York ON Canada G

Young Democrats for Europe

YDE 2007 E

Young Europe - Youth Network Against Racism and Intolerance

YNRI Moscow Russia G

Young European Leadership

YEL Brussels Belgium F

Young Friends of the Earth Europe

Young FoEE Brussels E

Young Liberals and Democrats of Asia

YLDA 2002 D

Young Presidents' Organization

YPO 1950 Irving TX USA G

Young Professionals in Foreign Policy

YPFP 2004 F

Young Property Lawyers' Forum


Youth against Racism in Europe

YRE 1992 London UK D

Youth Atlantic Treaty Association

YATA 1997 Brussels Belgium E

Youth Cancer Europe

YCE 2015 F f

Youth Coalition

YCSRR 1999 Ottawa ON Canada F

Youth for Exchange and Understanding

YEU 1986 Brussels Belgium F

Youth For Public Transport

Y4PT 2009 Sint-Jans-Molenbeek F

Youth Initiative for Sustainable Human Development in Africa

YiSHDA 2010 Abuja G

Youth of European Nationalities

YEN 1963 Berlin Germany F

Youth Organisations for Drug Action

YODA 2011 D

Youth Society for Peace and Development of the Balkans

YSPDB 1998 Plovdiv Bulgaria G

Youthvoice Worldwide

YVW London UK N