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 Public Health Alliance

EPHA 1993 Brussels Belgium F y

European Public Law Organization

EPLO 2004 Athens Greece E g

European Public Prosecutor's Office

EPPO 2017 Luxembourg Luxembourg E g

European Public Service Union

1963 Brussels Belgium E v

European Regional and Local Health Authorities

EUREGHA 2012 Brussels Belgium E g

European Regional Convention for the Maritime Mobile Radio Service

1948 T g

European Register for Osteopathic Physicians

EROP Mannheim Germany F

European Registrars Conference


European Registry of Hereditary Pancreatitis and Familial Pancreatic Cancer

EUROPAC Liverpool UK G

European Registry of Internet Domain Names

EURid 2003 Diegem Belgium F

European Renewable Gas Registry

ERGaR Brussels Belgium D

European Research Centre on Migration and Ethnic Relations

ERCOMER 1993 Utrecht Netherlands G

European Research Network for Evaluation and Improvement of Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment of Inherited Disorders of Metabolism

ERNDIM 1994 Manchester UK F

European Roma Equality Network

EREN Brussels Belgium F

European Roma Information Office

ERIO 2003 Brussels Belgium G

European Roma Rights Centre

ERRC 1996 Budapest Hungary E

European School Heads Association

ESHA 1988 Utrecht Netherlands D

European School on New Institutional Economics

ESNIE Nanterre France N

European Secretariat of Cultural NGOs in Germany

Berlin Germany G

European Securities and Markets Authority

ESMA 1997 Paris France E gy

European Security Advocacy Group

ESAG 2002 Amsterdam Netherlands G

European Seed Certification Agencies Association

ESCAA Paris France D

European Senior Organization

ESO 2001 Brussels Belgium D

European Services Strategy Unit

ESSU 1973 Tralee Ireland G

European Sex Workers' Rights Alliance

ESWA 2004 Amsterdam Netherlands D

European Small Business Alliance of Small and Medium Independent Enterprises

ESBA 1998 Brussels Belgium F y

European Social Survey

ESS 2001 London UK E g

European Society for Comparative Legal History

ESCLH 2009 D

European Society for Construction Law

ESCL 1981 The Hague Netherlands D

European Society for Patient Adherence, COMpliance and Persistence

ESPACOMP 2009 Visé Belgium D

European Society for Research in Ethics

Societas Ethica 1964 Nürburg Germany D

European Society of International Law

ESIL 2001 Florence Italy D

European Space Policy Institute

ESPI Vienna Austria E j

European Stability Initiative

ESI 1999 Berlin Germany F

European Stability Mechanism Treaty

ESM Treaty 2011 T g

European State Forest Association

EUSTAFOR 2006 Brussels Belgium D g

European State Lotteries and Toto Association

1983 Brussels Belgium D

European State Studs Associations

ESSA 2008 Gomadingen Germany D

European Study Group

ESG 1990 Uxbridge UK N

European System of Central Banks

ESCB 1998 Frankfurt-Main Germany F g

European Technical Safety Organisations Network

ETSON 2006 Garching Germany F

European Telecommunications Satellite Organization

EUTELSAT IGO 1977 Paris France F g

European Testing Inspection Certification System

ETICS Brussels Belgium D

European Third Party Providers Association

ETPPA Hoegaarden Belgium J

European Tobacco Harm Reduction Advocates

ETHRA 2019 Convoy Ireland F

European Training- and Research Centre for Human Rights and Democracy

ETC 1999 Graz Austria G

European Transpersonal Psychology Association


European Transport Workers' Federation

ETF 1958 Brussels Belgium E

European Treaty on Renewable Energy


European TRIZ Association

ETRIA 2001 Freiburg Germany D