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 Type III

Additional Protocol to the Treaties on Private International Law

1889 T g IGOs, Treaties

Additional Protocol to the Treaties on Private International Law

1940 T g IGOs, Treaties

Adjudicating Committee for the Nordic Council's Literature Prize

1961 Reykjavik Iceland E g IGOs

Administrative Tribunal of the International Labour Organization

ILO Tribunal 1946 Geneva Switzerland F g IGOs, Staff Associations, UNESCO Bodies, ILO Bodies, WHO Bodies, FAO Bodies

Administrative Tribunal of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

1991 Paris France F g IGOs

Administrative Tribunal of the Organization of American States

1971 Washington DC USA K g IGOs, Staff Associations

Administrative Tribunal of UNIDROIT

1926 Rome Italy K g IGOs, IGOs

Advice on Individual Rights in Europe Centre

AIRE Centre 1993 London UK G Human Rights Organizations

Advisory Centre on WTO Law

ACWL 2001 Geneva Switzerland E g IGOs

Advocacy Network for Africa

ADNA New York NY USA G y International Federations

Advocaten Zonder Grenzen

1992 Brussels Belgium F v Human Rights Organizations

Advocates for Human Rights

1983 Minneapolis MN USA G Human Rights Organizations

Advocates for International Development

A4ID London UK G

Advocates International

1991 Alexandria VA USA G Human Rights Organizations

AEA - International Lawyers Network

AEA Alicante Spain C

AEIDL - European Association for Information on Local Development

1988 Brussels Belgium E v Human Rights Organizations


1965 Brussels Belgium E v

Aflatoun International

2005 Amsterdam Netherlands C

Africa Action

2001 Washington DC USA G

Africa Advocacy Foundation

1996 London UK G f Foundations

Africa Centre for Citizens Orientation

ACCO 2002 Abuja Nigeria G

Africa Centre for Open Governance

AfriCOG Nairobi Kenya G

Africa Civil Society for the Information Society

ACSIS 2003 Dakar Senegal D

Africa Culture Internationale Human Rights

ACI Human Rights 1996 Toubacouta Senegal G Human Rights Organizations

Africa Early Childhood Network

AfECN 2015 Nairobi Kenya F

Africa Evidence Network

AEN 2012 F

Africa Faith and Justice Network

AFJN 1983 Washington DC USA G

Africa Free Media Foundation

1993 Nairobi Kenya F f Human Rights Organizations, Foundations

Africa Governance Alert

AGA 1994 Yaoundé Cameroon G

Africa Governance Institute

AGI 2005 Dakar Senegal E j Institutes

Africa Humanitarian Action

AHA 1994 Addis Ababa Ethiopia G Humanitarian Organizations

Africa Leadership Forum

ALF 1988 Ota Nigeria F

Africa Legal Aid

AFLA 1995 The Hague Netherlands F Human Rights Organizations

Africa Network for Animal Welfare

ANAW Nairobi Kenya F

Africa Network of Young Peace-Builders

ANYP 2001 The Hague Netherlands F

Africa Peace Forum

APFO 1993 Nairobi Kenya G

Africa Peace Research and Education Association

AFPREA 1985 Lagos Nigeria D

Africa Society of The National Summit on Africa

2002 Washington DC USA N

Africa Transport Policy Program

SSATP Washington DC USA E g IGOs

Africa Unite

AU 2001 Cape Town South Africa G

Africa Youth for Peace and Development

AYPAD 1995 Freetown Sierra Leone G

Africa's Voices Foundation

Cambridge UK G f Foundations

Africa-Europe Faith and Justice Network

AEFJN 1988 Brussels Belgium F y International Federations

African Accreditation Cooperation

AFRAC 2010 Pretoria South Africa E y International Federations

African Assembly for the Defense of Human Rights

1990 Dakar Senegal G Human Rights Organizations

African Association for a Unified System of Business Laws

UNIDA Paris France D

African Association for the Defense of Human Rights

1991 Kinshasa Congo DR G Human Rights Organizations

African Association of International Law

AAIL 1986 Arusha Tanzania UR D

African Bar Association

AFBA 1971 Lagos Nigeria D

African Black Diaspora Global Network

ABDGN Toronto ON Canada F