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

Gulf Center for Human Rights

GCHR 2011 G

Gulf Health Council

GHC 1976 Riyadh Saudi Arabia F g

Gulf of Guinea Commission

GGC 2001 Luanda Angola F g

Habitat et participation

1982 Louvain-la-Neuve Belgium G

Hague Appeal for Peace

HAP 1996 E

Hague Institute for Innovation of Law

HIIL 2005 The Hague Netherlands G j

HAI Africa

Nairobi Kenya E

Hand in Hand tegen Racisme

Antwerp Belgium G

Hands Off Cain - Citizens' and Parliamentarians' League for the Abolition of the Death Penalty Worldwide

Hands Off Cain 1994 Rome Italy F

Hanns Seidel Foundation

1967 Munich Germany G f

Harriman Institute

1946 New York NY USA N j

Harry S Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace

1966 Jerusalem Israel G j

Heads of Medicines Agencies

HMA Langen Germany J

Heads of National Drug Law Enforcement Agencies

HONLEA S cg

Heads of the European Radiological Protection Competent Authorities

HERCA 2007 Montrouge D

Heads of University Management and Administration Network in Europe

HUMANE 1997 Brussels Belgium E

HeadWaters International

HWI Minneapolis MN G e

Heal The Planet - Global Organisation

HTP 2012 Kampala Uganda G

Health Action International - Europe Association

HAI Europe 1994 Amsterdam Netherlands E

Health and Global Policy Institute

HGPI 2004 Tokyo Japan G

Health and Trade Network

HaT 2015 F

Health Care Without Harm Europe

HCWH Europe 2003 Brussels Belgium E y

Health Evidence Network

HEN Copenhagen Denmark F y

Healthcare Compliance Packaging Council Europe

HCPC Europe 2004 Gouda Netherlands D

HealthRight International

1990 New York NY USA G

Heart Failure Policy Network

HF Policy Network 2015 London UK F

Helen Suzman Foundation

HSF 1994 Houghton South Africa G f

Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy

ELIAMEP 1988 Athens Greece G f

Hellenic Institute of International and Foreign Law

HIIFL 1939 Athens Greece N j

Helsinki Citizens' Assembly

hCa 1990 Istanbul Turkey F

Helsinki España - Dimensión Humana

HE 1990 Madrid Spain F

Helsinki Final Act of the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe

Helsinki Accords 1975 T g

Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics

Hemispheric Institute 1998 New York NY USA D j

Henri La Fontaine Foundation

2011 Mons Belgium G f

Henry L Stimson Center

1989 Washington DC USA G

Henry Luce Foundation

1936 New York NY USA G f

HIAS

1880 Silver Spring MD USA G

High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy

Panel 2018 Washington DC USA F y

Hipólito Unanue Agreement

1971 Lima Peru F g

Hiroshima Peace Culture Foundation

HPCF 1976 Hiroshima Japan G f

Hiroshima Peace Institute

1975 Hiroshima Japan G j

Hispano-Luso-American Institute of International Law

1951 Madrid Spain E jv

History NGO Forum for Peace in East Asia

History NGO Forum Seoul G

Hitachi Foundation

1985 Washington DC USA G f

Hogendorp Centre for European Constitutional Studies

1996 Amsterdam Netherlands G j

Holy Alliance Treaty, 1684

1684 T g

Holy Alliance Treaty, 1815

1815 T g

Holy League Treaty, 1495

1495 T g

Holy League Treaty, 1511

1511 T g

Holy League Treaty, 1526

1526 T g

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