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 Network for Environment and Economic Justice

ANEEJ 1995 Benin City Nigeria G

African Network for Evidence-to-Action in Disability

AFRINEAD 2007 Cape Town South Africa D

African Network for Internationalization of Education

ANIE Eldoret Kenya F

African Network of Constitutional Lawyers

ANCL 1999 Cape Town South Africa F

African Network of Young Leaders for Peace and Sustainable Development

ANYL4PSD Yaoundé Cameroon F

African Nuclear-weapon-free-zone Treaty

Pelindaba Treaty 1996 T g Treaties, IGOs

African Office for Development and Cooperation

1976 Dakar Senegal G Humanitarian Organizations

African Ombudsman and Mediators Association

2001 Nairobi Kenya D

African Parliament of Civil Society

APCS 2008 Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire F Parliaments

African Parliamentarians Network Against Corruption

APNAC 2003 Accra Ghana K

African Parliamentary Union

APU 1976 Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire D

African Partnership for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of Women and Girls

AMANITARE 2000 East London South Africa F Human Rights Organizations

African Peace Network

APNET Accra Ghana G

African Policing Civilian Oversight Forum

APCOF 2004 Cape Town South Africa F

African Politics Conference Group

APCG 2001 G

African Refugee Development Center

ARDC 2004 Tel Aviv Israel G

African Refugees Foundation

AREF 1993 Lagos Nigeria F f Humanitarian Organizations, Foundations

African Regional Cooperative Agreement for Research, Development and Training Related to Nuclear Science and Technology

AFRA T g Treaties, IGOs

African Regional Intellectual Property Organization

ARIPO 1976 Harare Zimbabwe D g IGOs

African Rights Initiative International

ARII 2007 Madina Ghana G Human Rights Organizations

African School of Meteorology and Civil Aviation

1963 Niamey Niger E g IGOs

African Society of Association Executives

AFSAE 2015 Nairobi Kenya D

African Technology Policy Studies Network

ATPS Nairobi Kenya E

African Union

AU 2001 Addis Ababa Ethiopia D g IGOs

African Union/United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur

UNAMID 2006 New York NY USA E g United Nations Bodies, IGOs

African Women Jurists Federation

1978 D

African Women's Active Nonviolence Initiatives for Social Change

AWANICh 2007 Accra Ghana F

African Women's Development and Communication Network

FEMNET 1988 Nairobi Kenya F Human Rights Organizations

African Women's Economic Policy Network

AWEPON 1993 Kampala Uganda D

African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States

ACP Group 1975 Brussels Belgium F g European Union Bodies, Intergovernmental Communities, IGOs

African-Eurasian Migratory /Water Bird/ Agreement

AEWA 1995 Bonn Germany T g Treaties, IGOs

Africans Rising For Justice, Peace and Dignity

F

Afro Centre for Development Peace and Justice

AFRODEP 2001 Asaba Nigeria G

Agence de diffusion du droit international humanitaire en Afrique centrale

ADDIHAC 1993 Den Bosch Netherlands G Humanitarian Organizations, Human Rights Organizations

Agence pour l'enseignement français à l'étranger

AEFE 1990 Paris France N

Agencia Centroamericana de Acreditación de Programas de Arquitectura y de Ingenieria

ACAAI 2006 Panama Panama D

Agency for International Trade Information and Cooperation

AITIC 1998 F g IGOs

Agency for Public Health Education Accreditation

APHEA Brussels Belgium E

Aglow International

1967 Edmonds WA USA F

Agreed Declaration Relating to Atomic Energy

1945 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement Amending the Nordic Convention of 19 November 1934 Regarding Inheritance and the Settlement of the Devolution of Property

1975 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement Amending the Nordic Convention of 7 November 1933 Regarding Bankruptcy

1977 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement as to Disposition of Rights in Atomic Energy Inventions

1956 T g Treaties, Human Rights Organizations, IGOs

Agreement between Customs Authorities in Order to Facilitate the Procedure in the Case of Undischarged or Lost Triptychs

1931 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement Between Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden on the Implementation of Certain Provisions Concerning Nationality

2002 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement between Denmark, Iceland, Norway and Sweden concerning cooperation in matters of competition

2001 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement between the Central African States Concerning the Creation of a Special Fund for the Conservation of Wild Fauna

1983 T g Funds, Treaties, IGOs

Agreement between the Governments of the Benelux Countries and the Government of the Republic of Slovenia on the Abolition of the Obligation to Obtain a Visa

1992 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement between the Governments of the Kingdom of Belgium, of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, on the One Hand, and the Government of the Republic of Slovenia, on the other Hand, Concerning the Re-admission of Persons Who Have Entered or Resided Illegally

1992 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement between the Governments Represented at the Bermuda Telecommunication Conference

1945 T g Treaties, IGOs

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