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

Asian Centre for Corporate Governance and Sustainability

2001 Mumbai India G

Asian Centre for Human Rights

ACHR Delhi India G

Asian Centre for Soil Improvement and Geosynthetics

ACSIG Pathum Thani Thailand G

Asian Church Women's Conference

ACWC 1958 F

Asian Coalition for Housing Rights

ACHR 1988 Bangkok Thailand F

Asian Conference of Religions for Peace

ACRP 1976 Tokyo Japan D

Asian Corporate Governance Association

ACGA 1999 Hong Kong Hong Kong D

Asian Domain Name Dispute Resolution Centre

ADNDRC Kuala Lumpur Malaysia E

Asian Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Network

AECEN 2005 Bangkok Thailand F

Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances

AFAD 2000 Quezon City Philippines D

Asian Federation of Exhibition and Convention Associations

AFECA 2004 Singapore Singapore D

Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development

FORUM-ASIA 1991 Bangkok Thailand F

Asian Forum of Parliamentarians on Population and Development

AFPPD 1981 Tokyo Japan F y

Asian Human Rights Commission

AHRC 1984 Hong Kong Hong Kong E

Asian Institute for Human Rights

AIHR Bangkok Thailand G j

Asian Institute of Corporate Governance

AICG Seoul Korea Rep N j

Asian Institute of International Financial Law

AIIFL 1999 Hong Kong Hong Kong G j

Asian Law & Society Association

ALSA Tokyo Japan D

Asian Law and Economics Association

AsLEA D

Asian Law Institute

ASLI 2003 Singapore Singapore E j

Asian Law Students' Association

ALSA 2020 Depok Indonesia D

Asian Legal Resource Centre

ALRC 1984 Hong Kong Hong Kong E v

Asian Mayors Forum

AMF 2007 Teheran Iran Islamic Rep F

Asian Migrants Coordinating Body

AMCB 1996 Kowloon Hong Kong D

Asian Network for Free Elections

ANFREL 1997 Bangkok Thailand F y

Asian Network for the Rights Of Occupational and Environmental Victims

ANROEV 1997 Kathmandu Nepal D y

Asian NGO Coalition for Agrarian Reform and Rural Development

ANGOC 1979 Quezon City Philippines D y

Asian NGO Network on National Human Rights Institutions

ANNI 2006 Bangkok Thailand F

Asian Ombudsman Association

AOA 1996 Islamabad Pakistan D

Asian Parliamentary Assembly

APA 1999 Teheran Iran Islamic Rep D

Asian Patent Attorneys Association

APAA 1969 Tokyo Japan D

Asian Peace and Reconciliation Council

APRC 2012 Pathum Thani Thailand C v

Asian Political and International Studies Association

APISA 2001 Phitsanulok Thailand D

Asian Regional Association for Career Development

ARACD 1970 Sapporo Japan D

Asian Regional Resource Centre for Human Rights Education

ARRC Bangkok Thailand G

Asian Rural Institute - Rural Leaders Training Center

ARI 1973 Nasushiobara Japan E j

Asian Rural Women's Coalition

ARWC 2008 Penang Malaysia D

Asian Society of International Law

AsianSIL 2007 Singapore Singapore D v

Asian Studies Association of Australia

ASAA 1976 Perth WA Australia G

Asian Women's Conference

S c

Asian Women's Human Rights Council

AWHRC 1986 F

Asian Youth Centre

AYC 1984 Hyderabad India E

Asian-African Legal Consultative Organization

AALCO 1956 Delhi India C g

Asian-Eurasian Human Rights Forum

Delhi India G

Asian-Oceanic Postal Convention

1961 T g

Asian-Pacific City Summit

Fukuoka Japan S cg

Asian-Pacific League for Freedom and Democracy

APLFD 1954 F

Asian-Pacific Parliamentarians' Conference on Environment and Development

APPCED 1993 Seoul Korea Rep F cg

Asian-Pacific Parliamentarians' Union

APPU 1965 Tokyo Japan D

Asociación Americana de Derecho Internacional Privado

ASADIP 2007 D v

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