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 Type III

Agreement on Cross-border Cooperation

Schengen III agreement 2005 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement on Economic and Technical Cooperation

1970 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement on General Conditions for the International Carriage of Passengers by Bus

1970 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement on Government Procurement

1979 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement on Governmental Supervision of the Operation of the Aeroplanes Involved under Technical Cooperation Agreements between Air France, Lufthansa and Sabena

1976 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement on Illicit Traffic by Sea, Implementing Article 17 of the United Nations Convention Against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances

1995 Strasbourg France T g United Nations Bodies, Treaties, IGOs

Agreement on Import Licensing Procedures

1979 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement on Literary and Artistic Property

1911 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement on Minimum Requirements for the Issue and Validity of Driving Permits

APC 1975 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement on Patents and Privileges of Invention

1911 T g Treaties, Human Rights Organizations, IGOs

Agreement on Port State Measures to Prevent, Deter and Eliminate Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing

2009 T g FAO Bodies, Treaties, IGOs

Agreement on Privileges and Immunities of the Organization of American States

1949 Washington DC USA T g Treaties, Human Rights Organizations, IGOs

Agreement on Products within the Province of the European Coal and Steel Community

T g Treaties, European Union Bodies, IGOs

Agreement on Reciprocal Access to Fishing in the Skagerrak and the Kattegat

1966 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement on Regional Cooperation in Combating Pollution of the South-East Pacific by Hydrocarbons or other Harmful Substances in Cases of Emergency

1981 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement on Research Participation and Technical Exchange in the In-pile CABRI and Annular Core Pulsed Reactor Research Programs Related to Fast Reactor Safety

1978 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement on Road Transport

1955 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement on Roads and Waterways

1911 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement on Scientific Cooperation in the Field of Organizational Control, Cybernetics and Operational Research

1972 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement on Signs for Road Works

1955 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement on Simplification of Visa Procedures for the Businessmen of ECO Countries

1995 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement on Social Security

1977 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement on Special Equipment for the Transport of Perishable Foodstuffs and on the Use of Such Equipment for the International Transport of Some of Those Foodstuffs

1962 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement on Special Maritime Border Zone

1954 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement on Tariff of Navigation Dues at the Sulina Mouth of the Danube

1908 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade

1979 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement on Telegraphs

1911 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement on the Abolition of Visas, 1974

1974 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement on the Abolition of Visas, Apr 1970

1970 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement on the Abolition of Visas, Oct 1970

1970 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement on the Acceptance of Persons at the Frontier

1965 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement on the Action Plan for the Environmentally Sound Management of the Common Zambezi River System

1987 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement on the Adoption of the Inter-American Manual on Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways

Agreement of Caracas 1979 Washington DC USA T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement on the Application among the Member States of the European Communities of the Council of Europe Convention on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons

1987 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement on the Application of the Most-favored-nation Clause

1934 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement on the Co-ordination of the Distribution of Channels for Mobile Maritime Service in the Band 2065 to 2107 Khz

1980 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels

ACAP 2001 Hobart Australia T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement on the Conservation of Cetaceans of the Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea and contiguous Atlantic Area

ACCOBAMS 1996 Monaco Monaco T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement on the Conservation of Gorillas and Their Habitats

2007 Bonn Germany T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement on the Conservation of Populations of European Bats

EUROBATS 1991 Bonn Germany T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement on the Conservation of Seals in the Wadden Sea

1990 Wilhelmshaven Germany T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement on the Conservation of Small Cetaceans of the Baltic, North East Atlantic, Irish and North Seas

ASCOBANS 1992 Bonn Germany T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement on the Conveyance in Transit of Deported Persons

1965 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement on the Exchange of War Cripples between Member Countries of the Council of Europe with a View to Medical Treatment

1955 Strasbourg France T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement on the Exploitation and Conservation of the Maritime Resources of the South Pacific

1952 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement on the Extension of Certain Measures Relating to Social Security

1977 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement on the Global Weather Experiment

1979 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement on the Harmonisation of Fiscal Incentives to Industry

1973 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement on the History of the Liberator

1911 T g Treaties, IGOs

Agreement on the Implementation of a European Concerted Action Project in the Field of Metallurgy on the Topic - Materials for Desalination Plants

1971 T g Treaties, IGOs

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