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

African Intellectual Property Organization

1962 Yaoundé Cameroon D g

African International Institute for Peace

AFIIP 2013 Evere Belgium E

African Jurists' Association

AJA 1979 Dakar Senegal D v

African Labour Law Society

ALLS 2017 D

African Law Center

ALC 2013 Houston TX USA G

African Law Foundation

AFRILAW 2012 Enugu Nigeria G f

African Law Students' Association

ALSA 2000 Menlo Park South Africa G

African Legal Information Institute

AfricanLII 2010 J j

African Legal Support Facility

ALSF 2008 Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire F gy

African Library and Information Associations and Institutions

AfLIA 2013 Accra Ghana D

African Ministerial Conference on Meteorology

AMCOMET Geneva Switzerland F c

African Ministerial Conference on the Environment

AMCEN Nairobi Kenya F cg

African Ministers' Council on Water

AMCOW 2002 Abuja Nigeria E cg

African Music Council

AMC 2007 Brazzaville Congo Brazzaville E

African Network for Environment and Economic Justice

ANEEJ 1995 Benin City Nigeria G

African Network for Evidence-to-Action in Disability

AFRINEAD 2007 Cape Town South Africa D

African Network for Internationalization of Education

ANIE Eldoret Kenya F

African Network of Constitutional Lawyers

ANCL 1999 Cape Town South Africa F

African Network of Young Leaders for Peace and Sustainable Development

ANYL4PSD Yaoundé Cameroon F

African Nuclear-weapon-free-zone Treaty

Pelindaba Treaty 1996 T g

African Office for Development and Cooperation

1976 Dakar Senegal G

African Parliamentarians Network Against Corruption

APNAC 2003 Accra Ghana K

African Parliamentary Union

APU 1976 Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire D

African Peace Network

APNET Accra Ghana G

African Policing Civilian Oversight Forum

APCOF 2004 Cape Town South Africa F

African Politics Conference Group

APCG 2001 G

African Refugee Development Center

ARDC 2004 Tel Aviv Israel G

African Refugees Foundation

AREF 1993 Lagos Nigeria F f

African Regional Cooperative Agreement for Research, Development and Training Related to Nuclear Science and Technology


African Rights Initiative International

ARII 2007 Madina Ghana G

African Security Sector Network

ASSN 2003 Accra Ghana D y

African Sex Workers Alliance

ASWA 2009 Nairobi Kenya D

African Society of Association Executives

AFSAE 2015 Nairobi Kenya D

African Technology Policy Studies Network

ATPS Nairobi Kenya E

African Union

AU 2001 Addis Ababa Ethiopia D g

African Union Convention for the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons in Africa

Kampala Convention 2009 T g

African Union Convention on Cross-Border Cooperation

Niamey Convention 2014 T g

African Union Convention on Cyber Security and Personal Data Protection

2014 T g

African Union Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption

2003 T g

African Union/United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur

UNAMID 2007 New York NY USA E g

African Women Jurists Federation

1978 D

African Women's Active Nonviolence Initiatives for Social Change

AWANICh 2007 Accra Ghana F

African Women's Development and Communication Network

FEMNET 1988 Nairobi Kenya F

African-Eurasian Migratory /Water Bird/ Agreement

AEWA 1995 Bonn Germany T g

African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States

ACP Group 1975 Brussels Belgium F g

Africans Rising For Justice, Peace and Dignity


Afrique Secours et Assistance

ASA 1998 Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire J

Afro Centre for Development Peace and Justice

AFRODEP 2001 Asaba Nigeria G

Agence de diffusion du droit international humanitaire en Afrique centrale

ADDIHAC 1993 's Hertogenbosch Netherlands G

Agence pour l'enseignement français à l'étranger

AEFE 1990 Paris France N