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


1996 Brussels D y

Ilopango Agreement Concerning Inspection Procedures with the Objective of Guaranteeing the Safety of Flight Operations in Central America, Panama and Belize

1995 T g

Imaging Supplies Coalition for International Intellectual Property Protection


Imams and Rabbis for Peace

Paris France G

IMO International Maritime Law Institute

IMLI 1988 Msida E j

IMO Staff Association

1969 London UK E v


1986 Ottawa ON Canada F y

IMPACT Initiatives

2010 Geneva J

Implementation of Certain Provisions Concerning Nationality

1969 T g

Improving Outcomes in the Treatment of Opioid Dependence Conference

IOTOD 2012 S c

Impunity Watch

2004 The Hague F f

In House Competition Lawyers' Association

ICLA 2005 C

In-house Counsel Worldwide

ICW 2011 Johannesburg South Africa C

Inclusion Europe - European Association of Societies of Persons with Intellectual Disability and their Families

Inclusion Europe 1988 Brussels Belgium E

Inclusion International

1960 London B y

Inclusive Development International

IDI 2011 Asheville NC USA G

Incontri Internazionali Uomini e Religioni

Rome Italy F

Independent Board for Presbyterian Foreign Missions

IBPFM 1933 Blue Bell PA USA N

Independent International Organization for Certification

IIOC 1993 D

India Musokotwane Environment Resource Centre for Southern Africa

IMERCSA Harare Zimbabwe G

Indian Council of South America

1980 Geneva Switzerland D

Indian Council of World Affairs

ICWA 1943 Delhi India G

Indian Institute for Peace, Disarmament and Environmental Protection

IIPDEP 1992 Nagpur India G j

Indian Society of International Law

ISIL 1959 Delhi India G

Indigenous Peoples Movement for Self-determination and Liberation

IPMSDL 2010 Quezon City Philippines F

Indigenous Peoples' International Centre for Policy Research and Education

Tebtebba Foundation Baguio Philippines G

Indigenous World Association

1981 Kahnawake QC Canada F

Indo-Pacific Association of Law, Medicine and Science

INPALMS 1983 Petaling Jaya Malaysia D

Indonesian Committee on Religion and Peace


IndustriALL Global Union

IndustriALL 2012 Geneva Switzerland B t

Inflammatory Skin Disease Summit

S c

Information Bureau for Peace Work

1978 Meckenheim Germany G

Information Technology Agreement

ITA 1996 T g

Information Workers for Peace

1983 Oslo Norway G

Informationsverbund Entwicklungspolitik

IVEP 1986 Bonn Germany G y

Inforpress Centroamericana

1974 Guatemala Guatemala N

INFOYOUTH - Worldwide Information Network on Youth Related Issues

INFOYOUTH 1992 Paris France E y

Ingénieurs du monde

IdM 1999 Geneva Switzerland G

Initiative and Referendum Institute Europe

IRI Europe 2001 Lucerne Switzerland G j

Initiative for Peace

Bonn Germany G

Initiative for Peace Studies in the University of London

IPSUL Cairndow UK G

Initiative for Policy Dialogue

IPD 2000 New York NY USA G

Initiative for Quiet diplomacy

IQd 2004 Colchester G

Initiative for the Development of Africa

IDA Dakar Senegal G

Initiatives of Change International - Caux

IofC 1921 Geneva Switzerland F

Initiatives Pour un Autre Monde

IPAM Paris France G y

INKOTA Network

Berlin Germany G

Inner Peace Movement

IPM 1964 San Antonio TX USA F

Insanligi Birlestiren Bilgiyi Yayma Vakfi

BILYAY 1994 Istanbul Turkey G f

Inspire - the European Partnership for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

Inspire E y