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 Forum for Democratization in Asia

WFDA 2005 Taipei Taiwan F c

World Forum of Fish Harvesters and Fishworkers

WFF 1997 Kampala Uganda F

World Forum on Science and Democracy


World Forum on Shooting Activities

WFSA 1997 Rome Italy F y

World Free Zone Convention


World Future Council Foundation

WFC 2007 Hamburg Germany F f

World Government Institute

WGI 1998 Burlington VT USA G j

World Government of World Citizens

WGWC 1953 Washington DC USA F

World Government Summit

Dubai United Arab Emirates J

World Halal Council

WHC 1999 J

World Harmony Run

1987 Jamaica NY USA N

World Health Organization

WHO 1946 Geneva Switzerland B g

World Health Summit Foundation

WHS Foundation 2009 Berlin Germany F f

World Heart Federation

WHF 1978 Geneva B y

World Hello Day

1973 Los Angeles CA USA N

World Heritage Watch

WHW 2014 Berlin G y

World Horse Welfare

1927 Snetterton UK G

World Igbo Congress

WIC 1994 Houston TX USA G

World Intellectual Property Organization

WIPO 1967 Geneva Switzerland B g

World Interdisciplinary Network for Institutional Research

WINIR 2013 Dunstable UK F

World Judicial Commission

WJC Washington DC USA K

World Jurist Association

WJA 1963 Madrid F y

World Kabaddi Federation

WKF 2004 Delhi India D

World Kashmir Freedom Movement

WKFM 1990 F

World Law Group

WLG 1988 Washington DC F

World League for Freedom and Democracy

WLFD 1966 Taipei Taiwan F y

World Legal Medicine Association

Buenos Aires Argentina D

World Light Electric Vehicle Summit

LEVS 2016 S c

World Link for Law

1989 Helston UK C

World Martial Arts Union

WoMAU 2002 Chungju C

World Mayors Council on Climate Change

WMCCC 2005 Bonn Germany E

World Mediation Organization

WMO 2006 Berlin Germany C

World Minigolf Sport Federation

WMF 1980 Bamberg Germany C

World Movement for Democracy

1999 Washington DC USA F

World Movement for Global Democracy

WMGD Lucknow India G

World Muslim Congress

WMC 1926 Karachi Pakistan B

World Network of Users and Survivors of Psychiatry

WNUSP 1991 Odense Denmark B

World of NGOs, The

1997 Vienna Austria G

World Order Models Project

WOMP 1966 F v

World Organisation Against Torture

OMCT 1985 Geneva F y

World Organization of Building Officials

WOBO 1984 Cincinnati OH USA D

World Organization of the Scout Movement

WOSM 1907 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia B

World Organization of United Cities and Local Governments

UCLG 2004 Barcelona Spain B

World Parliament of Clowns

2006 Korschenbroich Germany F

World PCO Alliance

Tokyo Japan D

World Peace Academy

Basel Switzerland G

World Peace Association, Wailuku HI

2003 Wailuku HI USA N

World Peace Bell Association

WPBA 1982 Tokyo Japan E

World Peace Council

WPC 1950 Athens Greece B

World Peace Foundation

WPF 1910 Somerville MA USA G f