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 Observatory on Health Systems and Policies

1998 Brussels Belgium F

European Ombudsman

1994 Strasbourg France E g

European Ombudsman Institute

1988 Innsbruck Austria E j

European Organisation for External Quality Assurance Providers in Laboratory Medicine

EQALM 1997 Chêne Bourg Switzerland E

European Organisation of Military Associations and Trade Unions

EUROMIL 1972 Brussels Belgium D t

European Organisation of Prison and Correctional Services

EuroPris 2011 The Hague Netherlands D

European Organization of Regional External Public Audit Finance Institutions

EURORAI 1992 Valencia Spain D

European Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions

EUROSAI 1990 Madrid Spain D

European Outline Convention on Transfrontier Cooperation between Territorial Communities or Authorities

1980 Strasbourg France T g

European Paratroopers Association

2001 D v

European Parliament

EP 1958 Brussels Belgium F g

European Parliament Former Members Association

FMA 2001 Brussels Belgium E v

European Parliament Platform for Secularism in Politics

EPPSP 2004 Brussels Belgium F

European Parliamentarians and Industrialists Council

EPIC 1983 F tv

European Parliamentary Association

EPA 1983 Strasbourg France G

European Parliamentary Financial Services Forum

EPFSF 2000 Brussels Belgium F y

European Parliamentary Forum for Sexual & Reproductive Rights

EPF 2000 Brussels Belgium F

European Parliamentary Technology Assessment

EPTA 1990 Berlin Germany F y

European Partners against Corruption

EPAC 2004 Vienna Austria F g

European Partnership for Democracy

EPD Brussels Belgium F

European Patent Lawyers Association

EPLAW 2001 Brussels Belgium D v

European Patent Office

EPO 1977 Munich Germany D g

European Patent Organisation

Munich Germany D g

European Peace Research Association

EUPRA 1990 Tampere Finland D

European Peace Treaty

1814 T g

European Peacebuilding Liaison Office

EPLO 2002 Brussels Belgium E y

European Penitentiary Training Academies Network

EPTA 2010 The Hague Netherlands F

European People

EP 2015 Civita Castellana Italy G

European People's Party

EPP 1976 Brussels Belgium F y

European Philosophers for Peace

1985 Cairndow UK G

European Platform - internationalising education

1961 Haarlem Netherlands G

European Platform for Democratic Elections

EPDE 2012 Berlin Germany F y

European Platform for Migrant Workers' Rights

EPMWR 2004 Ronse Belgium F y

European Platform of Regulatory Authorities

EPRA 1995 Strasbourg France F

European Police Office

Europol 1994 The Hague Netherlands E g

European Policies Research Centre, University of Strathclyde

EPRC 1978 Glasgow UK G

European Policy Centre

EPC 1997 Brussels Belgium F y

European Policy for Intellectual Property

EPIP 2005 Milan Italy E

European Policy Forum

EPF 1992 London UK G

European Policy Institutes Network

EPIN 2002 Brussels Belgium F y

European Policy Management Authority for Grid Authentication in e-Science


European Policy Network on School Leadership

EPNoSL 2011 Heraklion Greece F y

European Political Science Association

EPSA 2010 Glenealy Ireland D

European Political Strategy Centre

EPSC 1989 Brussels Belgium E

European Presidents' Conference

EPC Vienna Austria N c

European Pride Organizers Association

EPOA Brussels Belgium D

European Prison Education Association

EPEA 1991 Nieuwegein Netherlands D

European Prison Litigation Network

EPLN 2013 Paris France F

European Process Safety Centre

EPSC 1992 Frankfurt-Main Germany E

European Public Choice Society

EPCS 1974 D v