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 Umbrella Organization for Geographical Information

EUROGI 1993 Brussels Belgium E y

European Union

EU 1993 Brussels Belgium F g

European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights

FRA 2007 Vienna Austria D g

European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training

CEPOL Budapest Hungary F g

European Union Agency for the Operational Management of Large-Scale IT Systems in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice

eu-LISA 2011 Tallinn Estonia E g

European Union Force in Bosnia and Herzegovina

EUFOR 2004 Sarajevo Bosnia-Herzegovina F g

European Union Foreign Affairs Spouses' Associations


European Union Forum of Judges for the Environment

EUFJE 2004 Brussels Belgium J

European Union Institute for Security Studies

EUISS 2002 Paris France E gj

European Union Intellectual Property Office

EUIPO 1994 Alicante Spain E g

European Union National Institutes for Culture

EUNIC 2006 Brussels Belgium E y

European Union Network for the Implementation and Enforcement of Environmental Law

IMPEL 1993 Brussels Belgium F

European Union of Judges in Commercial Matters

EUJC 1989 Strasbourg France D

European Union of Paratroopers

Maisons-Alfort France D

European Union of Public Relations

EUPR 1976 Bolzano Italy D v

European Union of Rechtspfleger

1967 D

European Union-Latin American and Caribbean Summit

EU-LAC Summit S cg

European Unitarian-Universalists

EUU 1982 F

European University for Well-Being

EUniWell 2020 Cologne Germany E

European Wergeland Centre

EWC Oslo Norway E g

European Women Alliance

EWA Brussels Belgium G

European Women Lawyers' Association

EWLA 2000 Mortsel Belgium D

European Women's Lobby

EWL 1990 Brussels Belgium F y

European Workshop on Lipid Mediators

EWLM 2006 S c

European Writers' Council

EWC-FAAE 1977 Brussels Belgium F

European Young Bar Association

EYBA 1993 D

European Young Women's Christian Association

The European YWCA 1979 Stockholm Sweden E

European Youth Centres

EYCs 1972 Strasbourg France E gy

European Youth Forum

Brussels Belgium D y

European Youth Foundation

EYF 1972 Strasbourg France F fg

European Youth Human Rights Network

EYHR-Net 2003 Riga Latvia G

European Youth Network for Nuclear Disarmament

BANg 2005 Renningen Germany F

European Youth Network on Sexual and Reproductive Rights

YouAct 2004 London UK F v

European Youth Parliament

EYP 1987 Berlin Germany F

European-American Consortium for Legal Education

EACLE 2000 Baltimore MD USA F

Europeans for Fair Roaming

2010 F

Europeans throughout the World

ETTW 1982 Brussels Belgium F


2008 Paris France D

Europese Organisatie ter Bescherming van de Rechtspositie van Gedetineerden

EORG 1992 Arnhem Netherlands G


1972 Croydon UK D v


1991 St Ursanne Switzerland F

Evaluation and Accreditation of Quality in Language Services

Eaquals 1991 Budapest Hungary D

Evatt Foundation

1979 Sydney NSW Australia G f

Eventing Organisers Association

1996 Enschede Netherlands F

Every Nation

1994 Brentwood TN USA N

Every Woman Treaty

2015 Seattle WA USA F

Evidence Action

2013 Washington DC USA G

Evidence Aid

2004 Oxford UK J

Evidence Photographers International Council

EPIC 1968 Atlanta GA USA N

Exchange of Letters Constituting an Agreement Concerning German-French-Luxembourg Cooperation

1980 T g