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

Asia Competition Association

ACA 2008 Seoul Korea Rep D

Asia Democracy Network

ADN 2013 Seoul Korea Rep D

Asia Foundation

1954 San Francisco CA USA G

Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact

AIPP 1988 Chiang Mai Thailand F

Asia Japan Women's Resource Centre

AJWRC 1994 Tokyo Japan G

Asia Network Forum

ANF 2000 Singapore Singapore F

Asia Pacific Accreditation Cooperation

APAC 2019 Sydney NSW Australia D y

Asia Pacific Alcohol Policy Alliance

APAPA Auckland New Zealand G

Asia Pacific Cities Summit

APCS S c

Asia Pacific Coroners Society

Hobart TAS Australia N

Asia Pacific Democrat Union

APDU 1982 Canberra ACT Australia D

Asia Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutions

APF 1996 Sydney NSW Australia F

Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development

APWLD 1986 Chiang Mai Thailand F v

Asia Pacific Human Rights Information Center

HURIGHTS Osaka 1994 Osaka Japan G

Asia Pacific Institute for Democratization and Development

APIDD 1997 Broadway Nedlands NSW Australia G j

Asia Pacific Intellectual Property Association

APIPA 1994 Hsinchu Taiwan N

Asia Pacific Jurist Association

APJA Delhi India G

Asia Pacific Law Association

APLA 2001 Central Hong Kong N

Asia Pacific Mediation Forum

APMF 2001 Adelaide SA Australia F

Asia Pacific Network on Food Sovereignty

APNFS Quezon City Philippines F

Asia Pacific Parliamentary Forum

APPF 1993 Canberra ACT Australia F

Asia Pacific Peace Research Association

APPRA 1980 Kathmandu Nepal D v

Asia Pacific Pediatric Association

APPA 1974 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia D

Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities

APPA 1992 Victoria BC Canada D

Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network

APRRN 2008 Bangkok Thailand F

Asia Pacific Regional Arbitration Group

APRAG 2004 Bangkok Thailand D y

Asia Peace and History Institute

APNHI 2004 Seoul Korea Rep G j

Asia Society for Social Improvement and Sustainable Transformation

ASSIST 2003 Makati Philippines F

Asia-Europe Meeting

ASEM 1996 Singapore Singapore F cg

Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies

APCSS 1995 Honolulu HI USA G

Asia-Pacific Centre for Complex Real Property Rights

APCCRPR Broadway Nedlands NSW Australia G

Asia-Pacific Centre for Environmental Law, Singapore

APCEL 1996 Singapore Singapore G

Asia-Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect

2008 St Lucia QLD Australia F

Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy

APCD 2003 Canberra ACT Australia G

Asia-Pacific Federation of Association Organizations

APFAO 2015 Makati Philippines D y

Asia-Pacific Heads of Maritime Safety Agencies

APHoMSA 1996 F

Asia-Pacific Leadership Network for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament

APLN 2011 Seoul Korea Rep F v

Asia-Pacific Legal Innovation and Technology Association

ALITA 2019 D

Asia-Pacific Legal Metrology Forum

APLMF 1994 F g

Asia-Pacific Medico-Legal Association

APMLA 2012 Bangkok Thailand D

Asia-Pacific Network for International Education and Values Education

APNIEVE 1995 Quezon City Philippines F g

Asia-Pacific Philosophy Education Network for Democracy

APPEND 1995 Quezon City Philippines F

Asia/Pacific Group on Money Laundering

APG 1997 Sydney NSW Australia E gy

Asian Aid Organization

1966 Wauchope NSW Australia G

Asian and Pacific Conference of Correctional Administrators

APCCA Wan Chai Hong Kong F c

Asian Association of Convention and Visitor Bureaus

AACVB 1983 Bangkok Thailand D

Asian Association of Independent Research Providers

Asia IRP Singapore Singapore G

Asian Association of Women's Studies

AAWS 2007 Seoul Korea Rep D

Asian Bird Fair Network

ABF 2010 New Taipei City Taiwan F

Asian Center for the Progress of Peoples

ACPP 1979 Kowloon Hong Kong G

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