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 Group on Tort Law

EGTL Vienna Austria F v

European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation - Twinned Cities and Areas in the Mediterranean

EGTC - AMPHICTYONY 1986 Athens Greece E

European Health Parliament

EHP 2014 Brussels Belgium F

European Heritage Heads Forum

EHHF 2006 Brussels Belgium F

European Heritage Legal Forum

EHLF 2008 Munich Germany F

European Higher Institute for Political Studies

1971 Reggio Calabria Italy N j

European Hobbes Society

EHS 2011 E

European Horizons

2015 New Haven CT USA G

European Humanist Federation

EHF 1991 Brussels Belgium D

European Ideas Network

EIN 2002 Brussels Belgium E

European Information and Research Network on Parliamentary History

EuParl 2007 The Hague Netherlands F

European Information Network on Cultural Heritage Policies

HEREIN Project Brussels Belgium F

European Institute for Business Mediation

Vienna Austria N j

European Institute for Comparative Cultural Research

ERICarts 1993 Cologne Germany E j

European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control affiliated with the United Nations

HEUNI 1981 Helsinki Finland E gj

European Institute for Export Compliance

EIFEC Brussels Belgium E

European Institute for Gender Equality

EIGE 2006 Vilnius Lithuania E gj

European Institute for International Economic Relations

1995 Wuppertal Germany G j

European Institute for Local Development

EILD 2009 D

European Institute for Progressive Cultural Policies

EIPCP Vienna Austria G j

European Institute for Public Affairs and Lobbying

EIPAL 1994 Brussels Belgium N j

European Institute for the Best Interests of the Child

1992 Edegem Belgium G j

European Institute for the Furthering of Democracy

1999 Vienna Austria N j

European Institute Foundation, Sofia

1999 Sofia Bulgaria G f

European Institute of Advanced Project and Contract Management

EPCI 1994 Stavanger Norway N j

European Institute of Diplomacy and International Relations

Vasco da Gama Brussels Belgium J

European Institute of Education and Social Policy

EIESP 1975 Paris France E j

European Institute of Law, Science, and Technology

EILST Athens Greece G j

European Institute of Maritime and Transport Law

EIMTL 1993 Antwerp Belgium N j

European Institute of Peace

EIP 2014 Brussels Belgium E j

European Institute of Studies on Prevention

IREFREA 1988 Palma Spain F j

European Instrument for Democracy and for Human Rights

EIDHR Brussels Belgium E g

European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority

EIOPA 2003 Frankfurt-Main Germany E gy

European Interim Agreement on Social Security other Than Schemes for Old Age, Invalidity and Survivors

1953 Strasbourg France T g

European Interim Agreement on Social Security Schemes Relating to Old Age, Invalidity and Survivors

1953 Strasbourg France T g

European Investment Casters' Federation

EICF 1955 Redditch UK D

European Jews for a Just Peace

EJJP 2002 J

European Judges and Prosecutors Association

EJPA 2004 D

European Judicial Network

EJN 1998 The Hague Netherlands F g

European Judicial Network in Civil and Commercial Matters

2001 Brussels Belgium F g

European Judicial Training Network

EJTN 2000 Brussels Belgium F y

European Justice Forum

EJF 2005 Brussels Belgium F

European Kurdish Democratic Societies Congress

1993 Charleroi Belgium D

European Laboratory for Industrial and Territorial Excellence

E.L.I.T.E. Ozzano dell'Emilia Italy G

European Land Registry Association

ELRA 2004 Brussels Belgium D

European Landscape Convention

2000 Strasbourg France T g

European Law Faculties Association

ELFA 1995 Leuven Belgium D

European Law Firms Association - Avrio Advocati

1987 Londonderry UK D

European Law Institute

ELI 2011 Vienna Austria D jy

European Law Moot Court Society

ELMC 1988 Madrid Spain D