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 External Action Service

EEAS Brussels Belgium E g

European Fair Play Movement

EFPM 1994 Vienna Austria F

European Fair Trade Association

EFTA 1987 Bolzano Italy D t

European Falcon Network

Brussels Belgium F

European Family Justice Center Alliance

EFJCA 2014 Zwolle Netherlands E

European Family Support Network

EurofamNet 2019 F

European Federation for Intercultural Learning

EFIL 1971 Brussels Belgium D

European Federation for Investment Law and Arbitration

EFILA 2014 Brussels Belgium D

European Federation for Missing and Sexually Exploited Children

Missing Children Europe 2001 Brussels Belgium D

European Federation of Agricultural Exhibitions and Show Organizers

EURASCO 1967 Verona Italy F

European Federation of Art Therapy

EFAT 2018 Hoeilaart Belgium D

European Federation of Associations of Certification Bodies

EFAC 1998 Mönchengladbach Germany D

European Federation of Centres of Research and Information on Cults and Sects

1994 Marseille France D

European Federation of Conflict Management and Treatment in Education and Care

EFeCT 2007 Ghent Belgium D

European Federation of Employees in Public Services

EUROFEDOP 1966 Brussels Belgium E

European Federation of Energy Law Associations

EFELA Paris France D

European Federation of Financial Advisers and Financial Intermediaries

1999 Brussels Belgium D

European Federation of National Organisations Working with the Homeless

1989 Brussels Belgium D

European Federation of Psychologists Associations

EFPA 1981 Brussels Belgium D y

European Federation of Public Service Unions

EPSU 1978 Brussels Belgium D y

European Federation of Road Traffic Victims

1991 Brussels Belgium D

European Feed and Food Ingredients Safety Certification

EFISC-GTP Brussels Belgium E y

European Finance Convention Foundation

1987 Brussels Belgium G f

European Food Law Association

EFLA 1973 Brussels Belgium D

European Food Safety Authority

EFSA 2001 Parma Italy F g

European Food Sovereignty Movement

NYELENI 1996 Brussels Belgium F

European Football for Development Network

EFDN 2014 Breda Netherlands F

European Forum for Architectural Policies

EFAP 2000 F y

European Forum for Democracy and Solidarity

EFDS 1993 The Hague Netherlands F y

European Forum for Freedom in Education

EFFE 1990 Darmstadt Germany F

European Forum for Human Rights and Family

EFFA 1998 Brussels Belgium F

European Forum for International Mediation and Dialogue

mediatEUr 2008 Brussels Belgium G

European Forum for Restorative Justice

EFRJ 2000 Leuven Belgium F

European Forum for Studies of Policies for Research and Innovation

Eu-SPRI 2010 Manchester UK F

European Forum of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Christian Groups

Forum LGBT 1982 Amsterdam Netherlands F

European Foundation for Democracy

EDF 2005 Brussels Belgium F f

European Foundation for Missing and Sexually Exploited Children

Child Focus 1997 Brussels Belgium G f

European Foundation for South Asian Studies

EFSAS Amsterdam Netherlands F f

European Foundation for the Accreditation of Hotel School Programmes

EFAP 1991 Geneva Switzerland F f

European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions

Eurofound 1975 Dublin Ireland F fg

European Franchise Lawyers Association

EF LAW 1992 Tübingen Germany D

European Free Alliance

EFA 1981 Brussels Belgium F

European Geopolitical Forum

EGF 2010 J

European Governmental LGBTI Focal Points Network

EFPN 2004 Strasbourg France F g

European Group for Organizational Studies

EGOS 1973 Berlin Germany D v

European Group for Private International Law

1991 Luxembourg Luxembourg F v

European Group for the Study of Deviance and Social Control

European Group E v

European Group of Organisations for Fire Testing, Inspection and Certification

EGOLF 1988 Planzolles France F

European Group of Public Law

EGPL 1991 Athens Greece E v

European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies

EGE 1992 Brussels Belgium F