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 Labor Organization

GLO 2017 Essen Germany F

Global Labour University

GLU Kassel Germany 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 Spain E

Global Legal Empowerment Network

2010 Washington DC USA F

Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation

GLEIF 2014 Basel Switzerland 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 China 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 UK F

Global Network of Domestic Election Monitors

GNDEM 1986 F y

Global Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS

GNP+ 1986 Amsterdam Netherlands F

Global Network of Women in Politics

GLOBALNET 1995 Quezon City Philippines G

Global Network of Women Peacebuilders

GNWP New York NY USA F y

Global Network on Local Governance

GNLG Delhi India F

Global NGO Executive Committee

GNEC 1962 Mamaroneck NY USA E y

Global Organization of Parliamentarians Against Corruption

GOPAC 2002 Toronto ON Canada C

Global Panel Foundation

1989 Prague Czechia F fv

Global Parliament of Mayors

GPM 2016 The Hague Netherlands F v

Global Parliamentarians on Habitat

GPH 1987 F

Global Partnership for Emerging Leaders

GPEL 2015 G

Global Partnership for Results-Based Approaches

GPRBA 2003 Washington DC USA E gy

Global Peace and Development Service Alliance

GPDSA 2014 J

Global Peace Campaign

GPC Chiba Japan G

Global Peace Development Organization

GPDO Monrovia Liberia G

Global Peace Foundation

GPF 2009 Lanham MD USA F f

Global Peace Foundation

Mill Valley CA USA G f

Global Peace Services USA

GPS-USA 1997 Washington DC USA G

Global Policy Forum

GPF 1993 New York NY USA G

Global Political Trends Center

GPoT 2009 Istanbul Türkiye G

Global Privacy Assembly

GPA 1979 Wilmslow UK F c

Global Project Against Hate and Extremism

GPAHE 2020 Montgomery AL USA G

Global Protection Cluster

GPC 2011 Geneva Switzerland E

Global Public Policy Institute

GPPi 2003 Berlin Germany G j

Global Reconciliation

Prahran VIC Australia F

Global Refugee Leaders Forum

2014 Goma Congo DR G f

Global Register of Migratory Species

GROMS Atlantida Uruguay G

Global Research Alliance for Sustainable Finance and Investment

The Alliance 2017 C

Global Research and Advocacy Group

GRAG Dakar Senegal D