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

European Cooperation Centre

ECC Brussels Belgium J

European Cooperation for Accreditation

EA 1997 Paris France F

European Cooperation in Science and Technology

COST 1971 Brussels Belgium E g

European Coordination Committee on Human Rights Documentation

ECCHRD Lund Sweden E

European Coordination for Foreigners' Right to Family Life


European Coordination of Associations and Individuals for Freedom of Conscience

1998 Paris France G

European Corporate Governance Institute

ECGI Brussels Belgium E j

European Council

1974 Brussels Belgium E g

European Council for Non-Profit Organizations

1989 Brussels Belgium D y

European Council for Theological Education

ECTE 1979 Sutri Italy E

European Council of Civil Engineers

ECCE 1985 Athens Greece D

European Council of Legal Medicine

ECLM Paris France D

European Council of Religious Leaders - Religions for Peace

ECRL 2002 Winchester UK E y

European Council of WIZO Federations

ECWF 1992 Paris France E

European Council on Foreign Relations

ECFR 2007 Berlin Germany D

European Council on Refugees and Exiles

ECRE 1974 Brussels Belgium F y

European Council on Tolerance and Reconciliation

ECTR 2008 Warsaw Poland D

European Court of Arbitration

Strasbourg France F

European Court of Auditors

1975 Luxembourg Luxembourg F g

European Court of Human Rights

1959 Strasbourg France F g

European Criminal Bar Association

ECBA 1997 London UK D

European Criminal Law Academic Network

ECLAN 2004 Brussels Belgium F

European Crisis Management Academy

ECMA 2000 Leiden Netherlands E v

European Cultural Convention

1954 Strasbourg France T g

European Cultural Foundation

ECF 1954 Amsterdam Netherlands F fy

European Cultural Parliament

ECP 2001 Berlin Germany F v

European Culture Collections' Organization

ECCO 1982 Zwijnaarde Belgium D y

European Data Protection Board

EDPB Brussels Belgium E g

European Declaration Against Racism and Xenophobia

1986 T g

European Decontamination Institute

EDI 2013 Brussels Belgium D

European Democracy Forum

EDF Strasbourg France G

European Democrat Students

EDS 1961 Brussels Belgium D

European Dialogue

ED 1990 London UK G

European Dialogue on Internet Governance

EuroDIG 2008 Leipzig Germany F

European Digital Competence Certificate Foundation

ECCC Foundation Lublin Poland G f

European Digital Rights

EDRi 2002 Brussels Belgium F y

European Disability Forum

EDF 1996 Brussels Belgium F y

European DIY-Retail Association - Global Home Improvement Network

EDRA-GHIN 2002 Cologne Germany D

European ECO Forum

1993 Brussels Belgium F

European Economists for an Alternative Economic Policy in Europe

EuroMemo Group 1995 Bremen Germany F

European Educational Exchanges - Youth for Understanding

EEE-YFU 1985 Brussels Belgium E

European Employment Lawyers Association

EELA 1998 Stuttgart Germany D

European Enamel Authority

EEA 1990 Hagen Germany J

European Endowment for Democracy

EED 2011 Brussels Belgium E f

European Energy Mediators Group

EEMG 2007 Barcelona Spain J

European Environment Agency

EEA 1990 Copenhagen Denmark F g

European Environmental Bureau

EEB 1974 Brussels Belgium E y

European Environmental Law Forum

EELF Leipzig Germany F

European Equality Law Network

2014 F

European Esperanto Union

1975 Waterloo Belgium D