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

ACT Alliance EU

1990 Brussels Belgium E y

Act for Peace

1948 Sydney NSW Australia G

Act Regarding Navigation and Economic Cooperation between the States of the Niger Basin

1963 T g

Act.Now

2015 Vienna Austria N

Acte de Clôture des Négociations sur les Effectifs des Forces Armées Conventionnelles en Europe

1992 T g

Acting for Women in Distressing Circumstances

1996 Phnom Penh Cambodia G

ACTION

2004 Washington DC USA F

Action Committee Service for Peace

1968 Bonn Germany G

Action d'appui pour la protection des droits des minorités en Afrique centrale

AAPDMAC Cyangugu Rwanda G

ACTION for Conflict Transformation

Johannesburg South Africa G

Action for Peace through Prayer and Aid

APPA G

Action for World Solidarity

1957 Berlin Germany G v

Action internationale pour la paix et le développement dans la région des Grands Lacs, Switzerland

AIPD-GL 1999 Geneva Switzerland G

Action pour le développement - SOS Faim

SOS Faim 1964 Brussels Belgium G

Action Reconciliation Services for Peace

ARSP 1958 Berlin Germany G

ActionAid

1972 Johannesburg South Africa F f

Active Citizenship Network

ACN 2001 Rome Italy G

Acuerdo de Lima

2000 J

Adam Institute for Democracy and Peace

1986 Jerusalem Israel G j

ADD International

Frome UK G

Additional Act to the 1925 Agreement Concerning the International Deposit of Industrial Designs

1961 T g

Additional Convention Relating to the Liability of the Railway for Death of and Personal Injury

1966 T g

Additional Convention to the International Convention Signed at Rome on 23 Nov 1933 Concerning the Transport of Goods by Rail

CIM 1950 T g

Additional Monetary Convention

1902 T g

Additional Protocol to the Agreement on the Temporary Importation, Free of Duty, of Medical, Surgical and Laboratory Equipment for Use on Free Loan in Hospitals and other Medical Institutions for Purposes of Diagnosis or Treatment

1983 Strasbourg France T g

Additional Protocol to the American Convention on Human Rights in the Area of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Protocol of San Salvador 1988 Washington DC USA T g

Additional Protocol to the Anti-doping Convention

2002 Strasbourg France T g

Additional Protocol to the Bilateral Agreements Relating to the Reciprocal Recognition of Driving Permits and Motorvehicle Registration Certificates

1956 T g

Additional Protocol to the Convention Concerning Customs Facilities for Touring, Relating to the Importation of Tourist Publicity Documents and Material

1954 T g

Additional Protocol to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Dignity of the Human Being with Regard to the Application of Biology and Medicine, on the Prohibition of Cloning Human Beings

1998 Strasbourg France T g

Additional Protocol to the Convention for the Protection of Individuals with Regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data, Regarding Supervisory Authorities and Transborder Data Flows

2001 Strasbourg France T g

Additional Protocol to the Convention of 31 January 1963 Supplementary to the Paris Convention of 29 July 1960 on Third Party Liability in the Field of Nuclear Energy

1964 T g

Additional Protocol to the Convention on Cybercrime, Concerning the Criminalisation of Acts of a Racist and Xenophobic Nature Committed through Computer Systems

2003 Strasbourg France T g

Additional Protocol to the Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine concerning Genetic Testing for Health Purposes

2008 T g

Additional Protocol to the Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine Concerning Transplantation of Organs and Tissues of Human Origin

2002 Strasbourg France T g

Additional Protocol to the Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine, Concerning Biomedical Research

2005 Strasbourg France T g

Additional Protocol to the Convention on the Reduction of Cases of Multiple Nationality and Military Obligations in Cases of Multiple Nationality

1977 Strasbourg France T g

Additional Protocol to the Convention on the Régime of Navigable Waterways of International Concern

1921 T g

Additional Protocol to the Convention on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons

1997 Strasbourg France T g

Additional Protocol to the Convention on Third Party Liability in the Field of Nuclear Energy

1964 T g

Additional Protocol to the Council of Europe Convention on the Prevention of Terrorism

2015 T g

Additional Protocol to the Criminal Law Convention on Corruption

2003 Strasbourg France T g

Additional Protocol to the European Agreement on the Exchange of Therapeutic Substances of Human Origin

1983 Strasbourg France T g

Additional Protocol to the European Agreement on the Exchange of Tissue-typing Reagents

1976 Strasbourg France T g

Additional Protocol to the European Agreement on the Exchanges of Blood-grouping Reagents

1983 Strasbourg France T g

Additional Protocol to the European Agreement on the Transmission of Applications for Legal Aid

2001 Strasbourg France T g

Additional Protocol to the European Charter of Local Self-Government on the right to participate in the affairs of a local authority

2009 T g

Additional Protocol to the European Convention on Information on Foreign Law

1978 Strasbourg France T g

Additional Protocol to the European Convention on State Immunity

1972 T g

Additional Protocol to the European Outline Convention on Transfrontier Cooperation between Territorial Communities or Authorities

1995 Strasbourg France T g

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