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 Law Moot Court Society

ELMC 1988 Madrid Spain D

European Lawyers Association

ELA 1985 Diegem Belgium E v

European Lawyers for Workers Network

ELW 2013 Brussels Belgium F

European Legal Interpreters and Translators Association

EULITA 2009 Luxembourg Luxembourg E y

European Legal Network on Asylum

ELENA 1985 Brussels Belgium F

European Legal Studies Institute

ELSI 1985 Osnabrück Germany G j

European Liberal Youth

LYMEC 1976 Brussels Belgium F

European Literacy Policy Network

ELINET 2014 Cologne Germany F

European Maritime Law Organization

EMLO 1991 London UK D

European Mediation Network Initiative

EMNI 2007 Leiden Netherlands F

European Medicines Verification Organisation

EMVO Brussels Belgium E y

European Mennonite Peace Committee

Bammental Germany G

European Metropolitan Transport Authorities

EMTA 1998 Paris France D

European Middle East Project

EuMEP Brussels Belgium E

European Military Press Association

EMPA 1977 Vienna Austria D

European Monetary Agreement

1958 T g

European Movement International

EMI 1947 Brussels Belgium D y

European Museum Forum

EMF 1977 Portimão Portugal F

European Music Council

EMC 1972 Bonn Germany E y

European Muslim Initiative for Social Cohesion

EMISCO 2010 Strasbourg France F

European Muslims League

EML 2010 Genoa Italy D

European Network against Racism

ENAR 1998 Brussels Belgium F y

European Network for Central Africa

EurAc 2003 Brussels Belgium F

European Network for Civil Peace Services

EN.CPS 1999 F y

European Network for Copyright in support of Education and Science

ENCES 2010 Berlin Germany F

European Network for Economic Cooperation and Development

EUCED Lisbon Portugal G

European Network for Improving Research and Development in Educational Leadership and Management


European Network for Indigenous Australian Rights

ENIAR 1998 G

European Network for Ombudsmen in Higher Education

ENOHE 2003 Vienna Austria F

European Network for Qualitative Inquiry

ENQI 2017 Leuven Belgium F

European Network for Research in Organisational and Accounting Change

ENROAC 1999 Exeter UK F

European Network for the Work with Perpetrators of Domestic Violence

WWP EN 2014 Berlin Germany F

European Network of Airport Law Enforcement Organisations

AIRPOL Zaventem Belgium E g

European Network of Cancer Registries

ENCR 1990 Ispra Italy F

European Network of Councils for the Judiciary

ENCJ 2004 Brussels Belgium D

European Network of Economic Policy Research Institutes

ENEPRI 2000 Brussels Belgium F y

European Network of Election Monitoring Organizations

ENEMO 2001 Podgorica Montenegro F y

European Network of Experimental and Representative Basins

ERB 1986 Liptovsky Mikulas Slovakia F

European Network of Heads of Nature Conservation Agencies

ENCA 2007 Vienna Austria F

European Network of Local and Regional Authorities for the Implementation of the European Landscape Convention


European Network of Medical Competent Authorities

ENMCA 2010 F

European Network of National Human Rights Institutions

ENNHRI 2003 Brussels Belgium E

European Network of NGOs in Afghanistan

ENNA 2004 F y

European Network of Occupational Therapy in Higher Education

ENOTHE 1995 Vienna Austria F

European Network of Ombudspersons for Children

ENOC 1997 Strasbourg France F

European Network of Policy Makers for the Evaluation of Education Systems

1995 Paris France F

European Network of Political Foundations

ENoP 2006 Brussels Belgium F

European Network of Registers of Wills Association

ENRWA Brussels Belgium F

European Network of Social Authorities

ENSA 1999 Brussels Belgium F g

European Network of Social Integration Enterprises

ENSIE 2001 Brussels Belgium F