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

Globalisation for the Common Good Initiative

GCGI 2002 J

Globalization and Localization Association

GALA 2002 Seattle WA D

Globalization and World Cities Research Network

GaWC Loughborough UK F

Globalization Research Centre, Honolulu HI

GRC Honolulu HI USA G

Globalization Research Centre, Taipei

Taipei Taiwan G

Globalization Research Network

GRN 2001 Los Angeles CA USA G

Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative

GRLI 2004 Brussels E fy

GLOBE International

1989 Brussels Belgium F v

Globe International

1999 Ulaanbaatar Mongolia G Foundation

2005 Geneva F f

GLOBUS - Institute for Globalization and Sustainable Development

1998 Tilburg Netherlands G j

Globus et Locus

1997 Milan Italy G


1977 Dublin Ireland G

Goi Peace Foundation

1999 Tokyo Japan G f

Goldin Institute for International Partnership and Peace

Chicago IL USA G j

Good Offices Group of European Lawmakers

Geneva Switzerland N

Good Shepherd International Foundation

GSIF 2007 Rome F f


Amsterdam Netherlands F y

GoodWeave International

1994 Washington DC USA E

GOPAC América Latina y el Caribe

Mexico City Mexico K

GOPAC Oceania



2005 Athens Greece J

Governance and Social Development Resource Centre

GSDRC 2001 Birmingham UK G

Governance Institutes Network International

GINI 2007 Islamabad Pakistan G

Governance International

Birmingham UK G

Governance Risk Compliance Security International

GRCSI 2009 J

GPF Europe

2004 Bonn Germany E

Graduate Business Forum

GBF 1983 F

Graduate Institute of Political and International Studies

GIPIS Reading UK G j

Graduate Women International

GWI 1919 Versoix B

Grains Trade Convention

GTC 1994 T g

Grandmothers for Peace International

1982 Elk Grove CA USA G

Grassroots Global Justice Alliance

GGJ 2005 Miami FL USA G y

Grassroots International

GI 1983 Boston MA USA G

Gray Panthers Project Fund

1970 Washington DC USA G f

Great Lakes Parliamentary Forum on Peace

Amani Forum 1998 F y

Great Transition Initiative

GTI 2003 Cambridge MA USA F

Greater Horn Horizon Forum

GHHF 2007 Djibouti Djibouti F

Greek Committee for International Detente and Peace

EEDYE Athens Greece G

Greek Council for Refugees

GCR 1989 Athens Greece G

Green Cross International

GCI 1993 Geneva Switzerland F

Green Diplomacy Network

GDN 2003 E

Green European Foundation

GEF 2008 Brussels Belgium F f

Green Our Planet

GOP 2013 G

Greening of Industry Network

GIN 1991 Enschede Netherlands F t

Greenpeace International

1971 Amsterdam Netherlands F

Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies

Grotius Centre Leiden Netherlands G

Group for International Solidarity

GRINSO 1990 Kathmandu Nepal G

Group of Eight

G-8 F g

Group of European Municipalities with Nuclear Facilities

GMF 1993 Madrid Spain F