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 Research and Advocacy Group

GRAG Dakar Senegal D

GLOBAL RESPONSIBILITY - Austrian Platform for Development and Humanitarian Aid

2008 Vienna Austria G y

Global Rights

1978 Abuja Nigeria G

Global Rights Alert

GRA 2007 Kampala Uganda G

Global Rights, Rules and Responsibilities


Global Round Table

GRT 2004 Sterrebeek Belgium J

Global Security Institute

GSI 1999 New York NY USA G j

Global Shapers Community

2011 Cologny Switzerland E

Global Social Service Workforce Alliance

2013 C

Global Society for Ecology and Sound Economy

ECO2TERRA International 1986 Espenau Germany G

Global SOF Foundation

GSF Tampa FL USA N f

Global Solutions Initiative Foundation

2017 Berlin Germany F f

Global Student Forum

GSF Brussels Belgium F y

Global Survivors Fund

GSF 2019 Geneva Switzerland J f

Global Sustainable Technology and Innovation Conference

G-STIC 2017 S c

Global Sustainable Tourism Council

GSTC 2010 Washington DC USA B y

Global Taskforce of Local and Regional Governments

Global Taskforce 2013 Barcelona Spain F y

Global Type III Environmental Product Declarations Network

GEDnet 1999 Stockholm Sweden F

Global Vision Corporation

1992 Geneva Switzerland F

Global Vision for Peace

2003 Los Angeles CA USA N

Global Voices

2011 G

Global Witness

GW 1993 London UK G

Global Young Academy

GYA 2010 Halle (Saale) Germany F v

Global Young Greens

GYG 2007 Brussels Belgium F

Global Zero

GZ 2008 F


1990 Bonn Germany F


1994 Brussels Belgium F

Globalisation for the Common Good Initiative

GCGI 2002 J

Globalization and Localization Association

GALA 2002 Seattle WA USA 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 Belgium E fy

Globe International

1999 Ulaanbaatar Mongolia G

GLOBE International

1989 Brussels Belgium F v Foundation

2005 Geneva Switzerland 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

Gold Mercury International

GMI 1961 London UK 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 Italy 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