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

World University Federation

1996 Bridgeport CT USA K

World Values Survey Association

WVSA 1981 Vienna Austria C

World Veterans Federation

WVF 1950 Alfortville France B

World Vision International

WVI 1950 Uxbridge UK B

World Water Polo Referees Association

WWR 2010 El Cajon CA USA B

World Wide Fund for Nature

WWF 1961 Gland Switzerland F f

World Winter Cities Association for Mayors

WWCAM 1982 Sapporo Japan D

World without Wars and Violence

WwW 1994 J

World Young Women's Christian Association

World YWCA 1855 Le Grand-Saconnex Switzerland B

World Youth Academy

WYA Vienna Austria F

World Youth Movement for Democracy

WYMD 2004 Sao Paulo Brazil F

World Youth Parliament for Water

WYPW 1998 Montréal QC Canada E

WorldFish

1975 Bayan Lepas Malaysia E

Worldview International Foundation

WIF 1979 Yangon Myanmar F f

Worldview Resource Group

WRG Colorado Springs CO USA N

Worldwide Coalition for Peace

J

Worldwide Life Quality Enhancement Association

Martigny Switzerland G

Worldwide Missionary Convention

Newtownards UK G

Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production

WRAP 2000 Arlington VA USA G

WORLDWISE

1991 Bainbridge Island WA USA N

WTO Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures

SPS agreement 1993 T g

WTO Agreement on Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights

TRIPS 1994 Geneva Switzerland T g

Xaverian Missionary Sisters

1945 Parma Italy R

Xavier Network of European Jesuit Development NGOs

2003 Madrid Spain G y

YAAKAARE REDHRCC

1997 Geneva Switzerland G

Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Authority

1953 Jerusalem Israel G

Yale Center for the Study of Globalization

YCSG 2001 New Haven CT USA G

York Centre for International and Security Studies

YCISS 1981 North York ON Canada G

Young Democrats for Europe

YDE 2007 E

Young Europe - Youth Network Against Racism and Intolerance

YNRI Moscow Russia G

Young Friends of the Earth Europe

Young FoEE Brussels Belgium E

Young Liberals and Democrats of Asia

YLDA 2002 D

Young Presidents' Organization

YPO 1950 Irving TX USA G

Young Professionals in Foreign Policy

YPFP 2004 F

Young Property Lawyers' Forum

YPLF F

Youth against Racism in Europe

YRE 1992 London UK D

Youth Atlantic Treaty Association

YATA 1997 Brussels Belgium E

Youth Coalition

YCSRR 1999 Ottawa ON Canada F

Youth for Exchange and Understanding

YEU 1986 Brussels Belgium F

Youth Initiative for Sustainable Human Development in Africa

YiSHDA 2010 Abuja Nigeria G

Youth of European Nationalities

YEN 1963 Berlin Germany F

Youth Society for Peace and Development of the Balkans

YSPDB 1998 Plovdiv Bulgaria G

Youthvoice Worldwide

YVW London UK N

ZaMir Transnational Net

1992 F

Zen Peacemakers

ZP 2002 Montague MA USA G

Zentrum für Internationale Friedenseinsätze

ZIF 2002 Berlin Germany G

Ziviler Friedensdienst

ZFD 1999 Bonn Germany G y

ZOA

1973 Apeldoorn Netherlands G

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