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

Additional Protocol to the General Convention of Inter-American Conciliation of 1929

1933 T g

Additional Protocol to the Inter-American Convention on Letters Rogatory

1979 Washington DC USA T g

Additional Protocol to the Inter-American Convention on the Taking of Evidence Abroad

1984 Washington DC USA T g

Additional Protocol to the Protocol to the European Agreement on the Protection of Television Broadcasts

1983 Strasbourg France T g

Additional Protocol to the Protocol to the European Agreement on the Protection of Television Broadcasts, 1974

1974 Strasbourg France T g

Additional Protocol to the Treaties on Private International Law

1889 T g

Additional Protocol to the Treaties on Private International Law

1940 T g

Adjudicating Committee for the Nordic Council's Literature Prize

1961 Reykjavik Iceland E g

Administrative Tribunal of the International Labour Organization

ILO Tribunal 1946 Geneva Switzerland F g

Administrative Tribunal of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

1991 Paris France F g

Administrative Tribunal of the Organization of American States

1971 Washington DC USA K g

Administrative Tribunal of UNIDROIT

1926 Rome Italy K g

Advice on Individual Rights in Europe Centre

AIRE Centre 1993 London UK G

Advisory Centre on WTO Law

ACWL 2001 Geneva Switzerland E g

Advocacy Network for Africa

ADNA New York NY USA G y

Advocates for Human Rights

1983 Minneapolis MN USA G

Advocates for International Development

A4ID London UK G

Advocates International

1991 Alexandria VA USA G

AEA - International Lawyers Network

AEA Alicante Spain C

AEIDL - European Association for Information on Local Development

1988 Brussels Belgium E v

AFILIATYS

1965 Brussels Belgium E v

Aflatoun International

2005 Amsterdam Netherlands C

Africa Action

2001 Washington DC USA G

Africa Advocacy Foundation

1996 London UK G f

Africa Centre for Citizens Orientation

ACCO 2002 Abuja Nigeria G

Africa Centre for Open Governance

AfriCOG Nairobi Kenya G

Africa Civil Society for the Information Society

ACSIS 2003 Dakar Senegal D

Africa Early Childhood Network

AfECN 2013 Nairobi Kenya F

Africa Evidence Network

AEN 2012 F

Africa Faith and Justice Network

AFJN 1983 Washington DC USA G

Africa Free Media Foundation

1993 Nairobi Kenya F f

Africa Governance Alert

AGA 1994 Yaoundé Cameroon G

Africa Governance Institute

AGI 2005 Dakar Senegal E j

Africa Humanitarian Action

AHA 1994 Addis Ababa Ethiopia G

Africa Leadership Forum

ALF 1988 Ota Nigeria F

Africa Legal Aid

AFLA 1995 The Hague Netherlands F

Africa Network for Animal Welfare

ANAW Nairobi Kenya F

Africa Network of Young Peace-Builders

ANYP 2001 The Hague Netherlands F

Africa Peace Forum

APFO 1993 Nairobi Kenya G

Africa Peace Research and Education Association

AFPREA 1985 Lagos Nigeria D

Africa Society of The National Summit on Africa

2002 Washington DC USA N

Africa Transport Policy Program

SSATP Washington DC USA E g

Africa Unite

AU 2001 Cape Town South Africa G

Africa Youth for Peace and Development

AYPAD 1995 Freetown Sierra Leone G

Africa-Europe Faith and Justice Network

AEFJN 1988 Brussels Belgium F y

Africa's Voices Foundation

Cambridge UK G f

African Accreditation Cooperation

AFRAC 2010 Pretoria South Africa E y

African Association for a Unified System of Business Laws

UNIDA Paris France D

African Association for the Study of Religions

AASR 1992 Leiden Netherlands D

African Association of International Law

AAIL 1986 Arusha Tanzania UR D

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