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

Global Art Project for Peace

1993 Tucson AZ USA N

Global Association Hubs Partnership

GAHP 2015 Limal F

Global AYA Accord

2016 London UK J

Global Battery Alliance

GBA 2017 Cologny C y

Global Camp Coordination and Camp Management Cluster

CCCM Cluster E

Global Campaign for Education

GCE 1999 Johannesburg South Africa F y

Global Campaign for Equal Nationality Rights

2014 New York NY USA F y

Global Campaign for Peace Education

1999 E

Global Campaign for Ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Migrant Workers

Geneva E y

Global Campus of Human Rights

2002 Venice Italy E

Global Campuses Foundation

GCF 2001 Williston VT USA N f

Global Center for Governance and Sustainable Development

2015 N

Global Centre for Information and Communication Technologies in Parliament

2005 Le Grand-Saconnex Switzerland E

Global Choices

Carbondale CO J

Global Citizen

2008 New York NY USA F

Global Citizen's Rights

GCR Accra J

Global Citizens for Sustainable Development

GCSD Bangalore India G

Global Citizens Network

1992 St Paul MN USA N

Global Citizenship Alliance

GCA 2015 Salzburg Austria C

Global Citizenship Education Fund

Barcelona Spain F f

Global Civic Sharing

GCS 1998 Seoul Korea Rep G

Global Civil Initiatives


Global Coalition to Counter ISIL

2014 J g

Global College, Long Island University

1965 Brooklyn NY USA G

Global Commission on Drug Policy

2011 Geneva Switzerland C v

Global Communication Association

GCA 2007 Greensboro NC G

Global Community Earth Government

GCEG Nanaimo BC Canada G

Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund


Global Compact on Education


Global Competitiveness Empowerment Forum

GCEF 2008 Seoul Korea Rep G

Global Contract Foundation

2002 Hamburg Germany G f

Global Cooperation Society

GCS International 1979 Seoul Korea Rep G

Global Counterterrorism Forum


Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy

GCoM 2016 Brussels Belgium F

Global Democracy Initiative

GDI 2005 Ottawa ON G j

Global Dialogue

2006 London UK G

Global Diaspora Confederation

GDC 2020 F

Global Diplomacy Lab

GDL Berlin Germany G

Global Diplomatic Forum

GDF London UK F

Global Doctors for Choice

GDC 2007 New York NY C

Global Economic Policy Institute

London UK N j

Global Ecotourism Network

GEN 2015 F

Global Educators Network Inc.

2014 Phitsanulok Thailand F

Global Exchange

GX 1988 San Francisco CA USA G

Global Family for Love and Peace

GFLP Flushing NY USA G

Global Fellowship of Christian Youth

Global Fellowship 1963 Hemel Hempstead UK F

Global Forest Coalition

GFC 2000 Asunción Paraguay F y

Global Forest Policy Project

GFPP Cambridge UK G

Global Forum of NGOs for Natural Disaster Reduction

GFNDR 1994 Quezon City Philippines G

Global Forum on Law, Justice and Development

GFLJD 2010 Washington DC F y