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 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

Global Forum on Modern Direct Democracy

2008 S c

Global Foundation for Democracy and Development

GFDD 2002 Washington DC USA G f

Global Fund Advocates Network

GFAN 2011 Amsterdam Netherlands K

Global Fund for Women

GFW 1987 San Francisco CA USA F f

Global Fund to End Modern Slavery

GFEMS 2016 Rosslyn VA USA G f

Global Governance Institute

GGI Brussels Belgium D j

Global Greens

2001 Brussels F

Global Health Advocates

2001 Paris F

Global Health Cluster

GHC 2005 Geneva Switzerland E y

Global Hope Mobilization

GLOHOMO Lilongwe Malawi G

Global Human Rights Defence

GHRD The Hague Netherlands G

Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime

GI-TOC 2013 Geneva F v

Global Initiative for Consensus in Pediatrics

CIP Geneva J

Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

GI-ESCR 2010 Mexico City Mexico G

Global Initiative for Inclusive Information and Communication Technologies

G3ict 2006 Atlanta GA USA E y

Global Internet Governance Academic Network

GIGANet 2006 London UK F

Global Investigative Journalism Network

GIJN 2003 Silver Spring MD F y

Global Issues Network

GIN 2006 F

Global Issues Resource Center

GIRC 1987 Highland Hills OH USA N

Global Justice

Washington DC USA G

Global Justice Center

GJC 2005 New York NY USA G

Global Justice Ecology Project

GJEP 2003 Buffalo NY USA G

Global Justice Now

1970 London UK G

Global Labor Justice-International Labor Rights Forum

GLJ-ILRF 1986 Washington DC USA G f

Global Labor Organization

GLO 2017 Essen Germany F

Global Labour University

GLU Kassel F y

Global Law Enforcement and Public Health Association


Global Lawyers and Physicians

1996 Boston MA USA G

Global Learning


Global Legal Education Associations Consortium

GLEAC 2018 Cerdanyola del Vallès E

Global Legal Empowerment Network

2010 Washington DC USA F

Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation

GLEIF 2014 Basel F f

Global Legal Forum

GLF 2017 J

Global Legal Studies Network


Global March Against Child Labour

1997 Delhi India F

Global March for Elephants and Rhinos

GMFER 2014 G

Global Mayors' Forum

GMF 2005 Shenzhen F

Global Migration Policy Associates

GMPA 2010 Geneva Switzerland F

Global Millennium International NGO

Wilmington DE USA G

Global Movement for a Culture of Peace and Non-Violence

2000 Paris France K

Global Movement for Digital Freedom

Access 2009 New York NY USA F

Global Movement for the Culture of Peace


Global Network for Good Governance

GNGG 1999 Limbé Cameroon F

Global Network for Public Interest Law

PILnet 1997 New York NY USA G

Global Network of Civil Society Organizations for Disaster Reduction

GNDR 2007 London F

Global Network of Domestic Election Monitors

GNDEM 1986 F y

Global Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS

GNP+ 1986 Amsterdam F