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

Human Rights House Foundation

1992 Oslo Norway F

Human Rights in Mental Health

FGIP 1980 Hilversum Netherlands F

Human Rights Information and Documentation Systems, International

HURIDOCS 1979 Geneva Switzerland F

Human Rights Institute, Moscow

2000 Moscow Russia G j

Human Rights Internet

HRI 1976 F

Human Rights Measurement Initiative

HRMI 2016 Wellington F j

Human Rights Now

HRN 2006 Tokyo Japan G

Human Rights Organization of Nepal

HURON 1988 Kathmandu Nepal G

Human Rights Research and Education Centre, Ottawa

HRREC 1981 Ottawa ON Canada N

Human Rights Resource Centre

HRRC 2010 Depok Indonesia E

Human Rights Watch

HRW 1987 New York NY USA F

Human Rights without Frontiers International

HRWF 2001 Brussels E v

Humane Society International

HSI 1991 Washington DC USA E v

Humanists International

1952 Glasgow C y

Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust

HART 2003 London UK G

Humanitarian Crisis Hub

Melbourne VIC Australia G

Humanity 3000 Programme

1998 Bellevue WA USA G

Humanity and Inclusion

HI 1982 Brussels Belgium F

Humanity in Action

1997 New York NY USA G

Humanity Initiative

THI 1987 Tisbury MA USA N

Humanity International

HI 1990 Gaithersburg MD USA N

Humanity United

2005 San Francisco CA USA G

Humanity's Team

2003 Fort Collins CO F

Hungarian Peace Association

Budapest Hungary G

HURPEC International Network

1998 Mississauga ON Canada G v

Hyojung World Peace Foundation

HJ World Peace Foundation 2013 Seoul Korea Rep N f


2009 Redondo Beach CA G

Iasa Global

2002 Austin TX USA G

Ibaraki International Association

IIA 1990 Ibaraki Japan G

Ibero-American and Caribbean Forum of Best Practices

1997 Madrid D

Ibero-American Association of Roman Law

1994 Oviedo Spain D

Ibero-American General Secretariat

2003 Madrid Spain E g

Ibero-American Union of Municipalists

1990 Granada Spain D

Ibis - Denmark

1966 Copenhagen Denmark G

Ibn Khaldoun Center for Development Studies, Cairo

ICDS 1988 Cairo Egypt G


1990 Toronto ON C

ICC Counterfeiting Intelligence Bureau

CIB 1984 London E

ICC Financial Investigation Bureau

FIB 1992 London UK E

ICC Institute of World Business Law

1979 Paris France E j

ICC International Centre for ADR

1976 Paris France K

ICC International Court of Arbitration

1923 Paris F v

ICDL Europe

1997 Dublin Ireland F f

Icelandic Human Rights Centre

1994 Reykjavik Iceland G

ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Legal, Administrative and Financial Issues

1997 Athens GA USA K v

ICT4Peace Foundation

ICT4Peace 2003 Geneva G f

IDEAS Centre

2002 Geneva Switzerland G


1992 Toronto ON Canada F y

IFLAC - International Forum for the Literature and Culture of Peace

IFLAC 1975 Haifa Israel F


2002 E

ILGA Oceania