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

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