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

Five-Power Defence Agreement

FPDA 1957 T g

FIZ Advocacy and Support for Migrant Women and Victims of Trafficking

FIZ 1985 Zurich Switzerland N

Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy

1933 Medford MA USA G


2010 Montreuil France F fy

Focus on the Global South

Focus 1995 Bangkok Thailand F

Folke Bernadotte Academy

FBA Sandöverken Sweden G g


1981 Paris France N


Brussels Belgium F f

Fondation Auschwitz - Centre d'études et de documentation

1980 Brussels Belgium N f

Fondation Charles Léopold Mayer pour le progrès de l'homme

FPH 1982 Paris France F f

Fondation CIOMAL de l'Ordre de Malte

Fondation CIOMAL 1958 Geneva Switzerland E

Fondation des Alliances Françaises

AF 1883 Paris France F f

Fondation des immeubles pour les organisations internationales

FIPOI 1964 Geneva Switzerland G f

Fondation du forum universale

1989 Geneva Switzerland G f

Fondation Euractiv PoliTech

2004 Brussels Belgium F f

Fondation Hirondelle - Media for Peace and Human Dignity

1995 Lausanne Switzerland G f

Fondation humanus - Humanus International

1995 Yaoundé Cameroon G f

Fondation internationale Houphouët-Boigny pour la paix

1973 Yamoussoukro Côte d'Ivoire G f

Fondation internationale pour une histoire de la civilisation européenne

1994 F f

Fondation Paul Ango Ela de géopolitique en Afrique centrale

FPAE 1999 Yaoundé Cameroon G f

Fondation pour le droit continental

2007 Paris France G f

Fondation Pro Victimis

FPV 1988 Geneva Switzerland G f

Fondation suisse de déminage

FSD 1997 Geneva Switzerland G f

Fondation TerrEspoir

1996 Bussigny Switzerland G f

Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei

FEEM 1989 Milan Italy G f

Fondazione Giacomo Brodolini

FGB Rome Italy G

Fondazione Marista per la Solidarietà Internazionale Onlus

2007 Rome Italy F f

Fondo Andaluz de Municipios para la Solidaridad Internacional

FAMSI Córdoba Spain G f

Fonds de garantie des investissements privés en Afrique de l'Ouest

Fonds GARI 1995 Lomé Togo K f

Food Aid Convention, 1986

FAC 1986 T g

Food Aid Convention, 1995

1994 T g

Food Aid Convention, 1999

FAC 1999 T g

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

FAO 1945 Rome Italy B g

Food Assistance Convention

2012 T g

Food Law Enforcement Practitioners

FLEP 1990 London UK F

Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network

FANRPAN 1997 Pretoria South Africa E

Football Against Racism in Europe

FARE Network 1999 Amsterdam Netherlands D y

Ford Foundation

1936 New York NY USA F f

Foreign Policy Association, Moscow

Moscow Russia N

Foreign Policy Centre, London

FPC 1998 London UK G

Foreign Policy Institute, Ankara

FPI 1974 Ankara Türkiye G j

Foreign Policy Research Institute

FPRI 1955 Philadelphia PA USA G j

Foreign Press Association

FPA 1918 New York NY USA N

Foreign, Comparative and International Law Special Interest Section

FCILSIS 1985 Chicago IL USA N

Forest Movement Europe

FME 1989 Brussels Belgium F

Forest Peoples Programme

FPP 1990 Moreton-in-Marsh UK F y

Forest Trends

1998 Washington DC USA F

Formation de cadres africains

FONCABA 1960 Brussels Belgium G f

Former Officials Association Turin

FOA Turin 1991 Turin Italy G v

Foro de Autoridades Locales por la Inclusión Social y la Democracia Participativa

FAL 2001 F