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

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


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 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

Home Rule Globally

HRG 1992 Newtown PA USA G

Homeplanet Alliance

HPA Toronto ON Canada K

Honda Foundation

HF 1977 Tokyo Japan G f

Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre

HKIAC 1985 Hong Kong Hong Kong G

Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace

1919 Stanford CA USA G j

Hope for the Nations

HFTN 1994 F

Hostelling International

1932 London B

Households in Conflict Network

HiCN Brighton UK F j

Housing Nordic

NBO 1950 Copenhagen Denmark D

Howard League for Penal Reform

1921 London UK G

Human Appeal

1984 Cheadle UK F

Human Development and Capability Association

HDCA 2004 Brewster MA USA C

Human Dignity

HD 2014 Paris France F

Human Dignity Trust

2011 London UK G

Human Info NGO

2000 Antwerp G

Human Rights Advocates

HRA 1978 Berkeley CA USA G

Human Rights and Democracy Link Africa

RIDE AFRICA 1996 Fort Portal Uganda G

Human Rights and Democracy Network


Human Rights and Development Trust of Southern Africa

Huridetsa 2008 F

Human Rights and Justice Group International

Justice Group 1999 Lagos Nigeria G

Human Rights at Sea

HRAS 2014 Havant UK G

Human Rights Centre

1989 Colchester UK G

Human Rights Centre of Azerbaijan

HRCA 1993 Baku Azerbaijan G

Human Rights Committee

CCPR 1976 Geneva Switzerland E g

Human Rights Committee

HRC 1989 Oslo Norway G v

Human Rights Consortium

HRC London UK N

Human Rights Council of Australia

1978 Sydney NSW Australia G

Human Rights Education and Peace International

HUREPI 1997 Arusha Tanzania UR N

Human Rights Education Associates

HREA 1996 Bronx NY USA G

Human Rights Education Youth Network

HREYN 2006 Sint-Pieters-Woluwe Belgium F