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

Foro Iberoamericano de Agencias Gubernamentales de Protección al Consumidor

FIAGC 2001 Buenos Aires Argentina F g

Foro Latinoamericano de Politicas Educativas

FLAPE 2003 Buenos Aires Argentina F

Foro Latinoamericano para la Seguridad Urbana y la Democracia


Forschungsinstitüt für Friedenspolitik, Weilheim

FF 1982 Weilheim Germany G v

Forum Africain contra la peine de mort

FACPM Lomé Togo G

Forum Asia Democracy

FAD 2001 F

Forum for Development Cooperation with Indigenous Peoples

Tromsø Norway G

Forum for East Asia-Latin America Cooperation

FEALAC 1999 Seoul Korea Rep F g

Forum for European e-Public Services

e-Forum 2002 F

Forum for Former African Heads of State and Government

Africa Forum 2006 Pretoria South Africa F v

Forum for International Conciliation and Arbitration

FICA 1996 Oxford UK F

Forum for International Criminal and Humanitarian Law

FICHL Florence Italy F

Forum for International Policy

FFIP Washington DC USA N

Forum Informatikerinnnen für Frieden und Gesellschaftliche Verantwortung

FIfF Bremen Germany G t

Forum of African Parliamentarians for Education

FAPED 2001 Dakar Senegal F g

Forum of Caribbean States

CARIFORUM 1992 Georgetown Guyana F g

Forum of Catholic Inspired NGOs

2007 Rome Italy F y

Forum of Federations

1998 Ottawa ON Canada G

Forum of Heads of ASEAN Power Utilities/Authorities

HAPUA 1981 Jakarta Indonesia F g

Forum of Ministers of Environment of Latin America and the Caribbean

1982 Panama Panama F cg

Forum per i Problemi della Pace e della Guerra

FPPG 1984 Florence Italy G

Forum Ziviler Friedensdienst

forumZFD 1996 Cologne Germany G


2008 Paris France F y

Foundation for a Civil Society

FCS 1978 New York NY USA G f

Foundation for a Culture of Peace

2000 Madrid Spain G f

Foundation for a Free Information Infrastructure

FFII 1998 Berlin Germany F f

Foundation for Democracy in Africa

1994 Washington DC USA G f

Foundation for Dialogue Among Civilizations

FDC 2007 Geneva Switzerland N f

Foundation for Global Governance and Sustainability

FOGGS 2013 Brussels Belgium F f

Foundation for International Arbitration Advocacy

FIAA 2007 Geneva Switzerland F f

Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation

FIBAA 1994 Bonn Germany F f

Foundation for Legal Knowledge Systems

JURIX 1988 F f

Foundation for Mediterranean Studies

IMM 1983 Athens Greece G f

Foundation for Middle East Peace

FMEP 1978 Washington DC USA G f

Foundation for Peace Studies Aotearoa/New Zealand

1974 Auckland New Zealand G f

Foundation for Solidarity and Peace 'Serafin Aliaga'

Madrid Spain G f

Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy

FACT 1996 Omaha NE USA G f

Foundation for the Development of International Law in Asia

DILA 1989 F f

Foundation for the Global Compact

2006 New York NY USA G f

Foundation for the International Decade for a Culture of Peace and Non-Violence for the Children of the World

2001 G f

Foundation for the Welfare and Education of Asian People

FWEAP 1969 Tokyo Japan G f

Foundation for Universal Responsibility of His Holiness The Dalai Lama

1992 Delhi India G f

Foundation on European Citizens' Rights, Involvement and Trust

ECIT Foundation 2015 Brussels Belgium F f

Foundation PEN Emergency Fund

1971 Amsterdam Netherlands G f

Foundation The Hague Joint Conferences on International Law

1999 The Hague Netherlands G f

Foundations for Peace

FFP 2003 Belfast UK F

Fourth ACP-EEC Convention

Lomé IV 1989 T g

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

1961 Strasbourg France T g

Framework Agreement for the Conservation of Living Marine Resources on the High Seas of the South Pacific

Galapagos Agreement 2000 T g

Framework Agreement on BIMSTEC Free Trade Area

2004 T g