Global Civil Society & the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 16: Promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies

Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions

Goal 16 is about promoting peaceful and inclusive societies, providing access to justice for all and building effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels. People everywhere should be free of fear from all forms of violence and feel safe as they go about their lives whatever their ethnicity, faith or sexual orientation.

However, ongoing and new violent conflicts around the world are derailing the global path to peace and achievement of Goal 16. Alarmingly, the year 2022 witnessed a more than 50 per cent increase in conflict-related civilian deaths – the first since the adoption of Agenda 2030 – largely due to the war in Ukraine.

High levels of armed violence and insecurity have a destructive impact on a country’s development, while sexual violence, crime, exploitation and torture are prevalent where there is conflict or no rule of law, and countries must take measures to protect those who are most at risk.

Governments, civil society and communities need to work together to find lasting solutions to conflict and insecurity. Strengthening the rule of law and promoting human rights is key to this process, as is reducing the flow of illicit arms, combating corruption, and ensuring inclusive participation at all times.

Name Acronym Founded City HQ Country/Territory HQ Type I Type II

Fédération Internationale des Conseils en Propriété Intellectuelle

FICPI 1906 Basel Switzerland B

Fédération Internationale des Relais Enfants Parents

FREPI Montrouge France J

Fédération Internationale Sport pour Tous

FISpT 1982 Manama Bahrain B

Fédération internationale syndicale de l'enseignement

FISE 1946 B y

Fédération mondiale des docteurs d'état et diplômés des universités de France

FMD 2004 Paris France G

Federation of Associations of Former International Civil Servants

FAFICS 1975 Geneva Switzerland F y

Federation of Centers for Migration Studies G B Scalabrini

FCMS 1964 New York NY USA E y

Federation of European and International Associations Established in Belgium

FAIB 1949 Brussels Belgium E y

Federation of European Dental Competent Authorities and Regulators

FEDCAR 2004 Paris France F

Federation of European National Statistical Societies

FENStatS Luxembourg Luxembourg D

Federation of Global Governments

1985 Nanaimo BC Canada G

Federation of International Civil Servants' Associations

FICSA 1952 Geneva Switzerland C y

Federation of Khoja Shia Ithna-Asheri Jamaats of Africa

1946 Nairobi Kenya D

Federation of West Thrace Turks in Europe

1986 Witten Germany G

Federation of World Peace and Love


Federation of Young European Greens

FYEG 1988 Brussels Belgium E

Federative International Programme for Anatomical Terminology

FIPAT 1989 Nijmegen Netherlands E v

Fellowship of the Least Coin

FLC 1956 Iloilo Philippines E

Feminist Articulation Marcosur

FAM 2000 Montevideo Uruguay F y


2000 Suva Fiji G

Femmes Africa solidarité

FAS 1996 Geneva Switzerland F

Femmes internationales murs brisés

FIMB 1990 Toulouges France G

FIAN International

1986 Heidelberg Germany F

Fida International

1927 Helsinki Finland G

Fifth Protocol to the General Agreement on Privileges and Immunities of the Council of Europe

1990 Strasbourg France T g

Fight for Peace

2000 London UK G

Filles de Notre-Dame du Sacré-Coeur

FDNSC 1874 Rome Italy R

FilmAid International

FAI 1999 New York NY USA G

FIM-Forum for Democratic Global Governance

FIM 1998 Westmount QC Canada F y

Final Act and Agreement for the Revision of the Telecommunications Agreement

1949 T g

Final Act of the Intergovernmental Conference on the Adoption of a Travel Document for Refugees

1946 T g

Final Act of the International Conference on Safety of Life at Sea

1948 T g

Final Act of the Second International Peace Conference

1907 T g

Final Act of the United Nations Conference on Customs Formalities for the Temporary Importation of Private Road Motor Vehicles and for Tourism

1954 T g

Final Act of the United Nations Conference on International Commercial Arbitration

1958 T g

Final Act of the United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea

1958 T g

Final Articles Revision Convention

1946 Geneva Switzerland T g

Final Declaration of the International Conference in Tangier

1956 T g

Financial Action Task Force

FATF 1989 Paris France F gy

Financial Executives International

FEI 1931 Florham Park NJ USA G

Financial Intermediation Research Society

FIRS Bloomington IN USA G

Financial Sector Reform and Strengthening Initiative

FIRST Initiative 2002 Washington DC USA F

Finn Church Aid

FCA 1947 Helsinki Finland G f

Finnish League for Human Rights

1979 Helsinki Finland G

Finnish Peace Committee - Peace Fund

1949 Helsinki Finland G f

Finnish Political Science Association

FPSA 1935 Helsinki Finland N

Finnish Refugee Council

FRC 1965 Helsinki Finland G

First Multilateral Monetary Clearing Agreement

1947 T g

Five Eyes


Five Power Defence Arrangements

FPDA 1971 F g