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

African Centre for Democracy and Human Rights Studies

ACDHRS 1989 Serrekunda Gambia E Human Rights Organizations

African Centre for Empowerment and Gender Advocacy

Nairobi Kenya G

African Centre for Human Rights Education

1996 Dakar Senegal G Human Rights Organizations

African Centre for Peace Education and Training

ACPET 2000 Lagos Nigeria G

African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes

ACCORD 1992 Mount Edgecombe South Africa G

African Centre for the Prevention and Resolution of Conflicts

1999 Thiès Senegal G

African Centre for Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture Victims

ACTV 1993 Kampala Uganda G

African Charter of Human and Peoples' Rights

Banjul Protocol 1981 T g Treaties, Human Rights Organizations, IGOs

African Child Education Right Initiative

ACERI Lagos Nigeria G Human Rights Organizations

African Child Policy Forum

ACPF 2003 Addis Ababa Ethiopia F

African Citizens Development Foundation

ACDF 1995 Lagos Nigeria G f Foundations

African Civil Aviation Commission

AFCAC 1969 Dakar Senegal D g IGOs

African Civil Service Observatory

ACSO 1991 Cotonou Benin F g IGOs

African Climate Policy Centre

ACPC Addis Ababa Ethiopia E g IGOs

African Coalition for Corporate Accountability

ACCA 2013 Pretoria South Africa D y International Federations, Human Rights Organizations

African Commission of Health and Human Rights Promoters

ACHHRP 1989 Accra Ghana G Human Rights Organizations

African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights

ACHPR 1981 Banjul Gambia E g Human Rights Organizations, IGOs

African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child

ACERWC 2001 Addis Ababa Ethiopia E g Human Rights Organizations, IGOs

African Communication Regulation Authorities Network

ACRAN 1998 F

African Correctional Services Association

ACSA 2008 Pretoria South Africa D y International Federations

African Court of Human and Peoples' Rights

AfCHPR 1998 Arusha Tanzania UR F g Human Rights Organizations, IGOs

African Criminology and Justice Association

ACJA 2000 Princess Anne MD USA G

African Democracy Forum

ADF 2000 Kigali Rwanda F

African Diaspora Policy Centre

ADPC The Hague Netherlands G

African Energy Policy Research Network

AFREPREN/FWD 1987 Nairobi Kenya F v

African Federation for Sexual Health and Rights

AFSHR 2002 Lagos Nigeria D Human Rights Organizations

African Forum against the Death Penalty

Lomé Togo G

African Foundation for International Law

AFIL 2003 The Hague Netherlands F f Foundations

African Fund for Guarantee and Economic Cooperation

1977 Cotonou Benin F gf Funds, IGOs

African Growth and Opportunity Act

AGOA 2000 G g IGOs

African Guarantee Fund

2012 Nairobi Kenya F g Funds, IGOs

African Health Economics and Policy Association

AfHEA 2008 Accra Ghana D

African Health Policy Network

AHPN London UK G y International Federations

African Human Rights Heritage

AHRH 1992 Accra Ghana G Human Rights Organizations

African Initiatives

1995 Bristol UK G Human Rights Organizations

African Institute for Development Policy Research and Dialogue

AFIDEP Nairobi Kenya G j Institutes

African Institute for Policy Analysis and Economic Integration

AIPA 1992 Cape Town South Africa N j Institutes

African Institute for Strategic Research Governance and Development

AISRGD 2007 Kampala Uganda G j Institutes

African Institute of Corporate Citizenship

AICC Lilongwe Malawi G j Institutes

African Institute of International Law

AIIL Arusha Tanzania UR D Institutes

African Institute of Private International Law

1968 F j Institutes

African Intellectual Property Organization

1962 Yaoundé Cameroon D g IGOs

African International Institute for Peace

AFIIP Brussels Belgium J

African Jurists' Association

AJA 1979 Dakar Senegal D v Human Rights Organizations

African Law Center

ALC 2013 Houston TX USA G

African Law Foundation

AFRILAW 2012 Enugu Nigeria G f Foundations

African Law Students' Association

ALSA 2000 Menlo Park South Africa G

African Legal Information Institute

AfricanLII 2010 J j Institutes

African Legal Support Facility

ALSF 2008 Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire F gy International Federations, IGOs

African Ministerial Conference on Meteorology

AMCOMET Geneva Switzerland F c Conference Series

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