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

Worldwide Life Quality Enhancement Association

Martigny Switzerland G

Worldwide Missionary Convention

Newtownards UK G

Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production

WRAP 2000 Arlington VA USA G

Worldwide Support for Development

WSD Tokyo Japan 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

YOU Stiftung - Bildung für Kinder in Not

YOU Foundation 1992 Düsseldorf Germany G f

Young Democrats for Europe

YDE 2007 Brussels Belgium 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 Belgium 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 and Environment Europe

YEE 1983 Prague Czechia E

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 Belgium F

Youth Initiative for Sustainable Human Development in Africa

YiSHDA 2010 Abuja Nigeria 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

ZaMir Transnational Net

1992 F

Zen Peacemakers

ZP 2002 Montague MA USA G

Zentrum für Internationale Friedenseinsätze

ZIF 2002 Berlin Germany G

Ziviler Friedensdienst

ZFD 1999 Bonn Germany G y


1973 Apeldoorn Netherlands G