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

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

Group of Four

G-4 1992 F g

Group of Latin American and Caribbean States

E g

Group of States Against Corruption

Strasbourg France E g

Group of the European People's Party

Strasbourg France F v

Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament

S and D 1954 Brussels Belgium F v

Group of Three

G-3 1990 Geneva Switzerland F g

Group on Earth Observations

GEO 2005 Geneva Switzerland F g

Groupe de coordination pour l'épidémiologie et l'enregistrement du cancer dans les pays de langue latine

GRELL 1975 Albi France E v

Groupe de recherche et d'information sur la paix et la sécurité

GRIP 1979 Brussels Belgium G

Groupement d'intérêt scientifique pour l'étude de la mondialisation et du développement

GEMDEV 1984 Paris France G y

Groupement de prévoyance et d'assurance des fonctionnaires internationaux

GPAFI 1958 Geneva Switzerland E

Groupement Européen pour la mise en oeuvre des Programmes de COoperation Transfrontalière, Transnationale, Interrégionale et d'autres Programmes Européens

GEIE GECOTTI-PE Lille France G

Groupement international des secrétaires généraux des universités francophones

GISGUF 1977 Liège Belgium F v

Gruppo Abele

1965 Turin Italy G

Guadalupe Missioners

1949 Mexico City Mexico R

Guerrand-Hermès Foundation for Peace

1996 Brighton UK F f

Guilde européenne du raid

GER 1967 Paris France G

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 New York NY USA 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 France D

Heads of University Management and Administration Network in Europe

HUMANE 1997 Brussels Belgium E

HeadWaters International

HWI Minneapolis MN USA 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

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