Global Civil Society & the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 16: Promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies

Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions

Goal 16 is about promoting peaceful and inclusive societies, providing access to justice for all and building effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels. People everywhere should be free of fear from all forms of violence and feel safe as they go about their lives whatever their ethnicity, faith or sexual orientation.

However, ongoing and new violent conflicts around the world are derailing the global path to peace and achievement of Goal 16. Alarmingly, the year 2022 witnessed a more than 50 per cent increase in conflict-related civilian deaths – the first since the adoption of Agenda 2030 – largely due to the war in Ukraine.

High levels of armed violence and insecurity have a destructive impact on a country’s development, while sexual violence, crime, exploitation and torture are prevalent where there is conflict or no rule of law, and countries must take measures to protect those who are most at risk.

Governments, civil society and communities need to work together to find lasting solutions to conflict and insecurity. Strengthening the rule of law and promoting human rights is key to this process, as is reducing the flow of illicit arms, combating corruption, and ensuring inclusive participation at all times.

Name Acronym Founded City HQ Country/Territory HQ Type I Type II

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 Aurora CO USA C

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

Govern for Impact

1999 London ON Canada N

Governance and Social Development Resource Centre

GSDRC 2001 Birmingham UK G

Governance Institutes Network International

GINI 2007 Islamabad Pakistan G

Governance International

2002 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 Châtelaine Switzerland 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