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

Geneva Act Concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks

1977 T g

Geneva Act of the The Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs

1999 T g

Geneva Appeal Association

1978 Geneva Switzerland G

Geneva Call

2000 Geneva Switzerland G

Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue

GCHRAGD Geneva Switzerland E

Geneva Centre for Security Policy

GCSP 1995 Geneva Switzerland G

Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance

DCAF 2000 Geneva Switzerland E g

Geneva Convention for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded and Sick in Armed Forces in the Field, 1949

1949 T g

Geneva Convention for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded and Sick in Armies in the Field, 1929

1929 T g

Geneva Convention for the Amelioration of the Condition of Wounded, Sick and Shipwrecked Members of Armed Forces at Sea

1949 T g

Geneva Convention on Torture

1949 T g

Geneva Convention Relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War

1949 T g

Geneva Convention Relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War

1949 T g

Geneva for Human Rights - Global Training

GHR 2003 Geneva Switzerland E

Geneva Forum

Geneva Switzerland G

Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining

GICHD 1998 Geneva Switzerland G

Geneva International Centre for Justice

GICJ Geneva Switzerland E

Geneva International Peace Research Institute

GIPRI 1980 Geneva Switzerland G jv

Geneva Peacebuilding Platform

GPP 2008 Geneva Switzerland G y

Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations

GSD 2003 Geneva Switzerland G

Geneva Treaty on the International Recording of Scientific Discoveries

Geneva Treaty 1978 T g

George C Marshall European Centre for Security Studies, Garmisch Partenkirchen

GCMC 1993 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Germany G

George Washington Center for the Study of Globalization

CWCSG 2000 Washington DC USA G

German Catholic Bishops' Organisation for Development Cooperation

1958 Aachen Germany G f

German Foundation for International Legal Cooperation

IRZ Foundation 1992 Bonn Germany G f

German Foundation for Peace Research

2000 Osnabrück Germany G f

German NGO Forum on Environment and Development

1992 Berlin Germany G

German Platform for Peaceful Conflict Management

1998 Berlin Germany G y

Gernika Gogoratuz - Peace Research Center

1987 Gernika-Lumo Spain G

GESICA - Réseau International d'Avocats

GESICA 1978 Paris France N

Giro Agreement, 1979

1979 T g

Giro Agreement, 1984

1984 T g

Givat Haviva Jewish-Arab Center for Peace

1949 Menashe Israel G

Give Peace a Chance Trust

GPAC Trust 1986 Hertford UK G

Globaïa

2009 G

GLOBAL 2000

1982 Vienna Austria G

Global Accrediting Group

GAG Charleston SC USA K

Global Action Against Mass Atrocity Crimes

GAAMAC 2013 Geneva Switzerland C

Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance

GALA 1989 New York NY USA D v

Global Advocacy for HIV Prevention

AVAC 1995 New York NY USA F

Global Alcohol Policy Alliance

GAPA 2000 Oslo Norway F

Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women

GAATW 1994 Bangkok Thailand F

Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives

GAIA 2000 Berkeley CA USA C

Global Alliance for Justice Education

GAJE 1996 Nashville TN USA B

Global Alliance for Ministries and Departments of Peace

2005 N

Global Alliance for Ministries and Infrastructures for Peace

GAMIP Delta BC Canada C v

Global Alliance for Tax Justice

GATJ J y

Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature

GARN 2010 C y

Global Alliance for the Rights of Older People

2011 C y

Global Alliance of Mental Illness Advocacy Networks

GAMIAN 1998 Staten Island NY USA G

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