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

Agreement on the Abolition of Visas, Apr 1970

1970 T g

Agreement on the Abolition of Visas, Oct 1970

1970 T g

Agreement on the Acceptance of Persons at the Frontier

1965 T g

Agreement on the Action Plan for the Environmentally Sound Management of the Common Zambezi River System

1987 T g

Agreement on the Adoption of the Inter-American Manual on Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways

Agreement of Caracas 1979 Washington DC USA T g

Agreement on the Application among the Member States of the European Communities of the Council of Europe Convention on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons

1987 T g

Agreement on the Application of the Most-favored-nation Clause

1934 T g

Agreement on the Co-ordination of the Distribution of Channels for Mobile Maritime Service in the Band 2065 to 2107 Khz

1980 T g

Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels

ACAP 2001 Hobart TAS Australia T g

Agreement on the Conservation of Cetaceans of the Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea and contiguous Atlantic Area

ACCOBAMS 1996 Monte Carlo Monaco T g

Agreement on the Conservation of Gorillas and Their Habitats

2007 Bonn Germany T g

Agreement on the Conservation of Populations of European Bats

EUROBATS 1991 Bonn Germany T g

Agreement on the Conservation of Seals in the Wadden Sea

1990 Wilhelmshaven Germany T g

Agreement on the Conservation of Small Cetaceans of the Baltic, North East Atlantic, Irish and North Seas

ASCOBANS 1992 Bonn Germany T g

Agreement on the Conveyance in Transit of Deported Persons

1965 T g

Agreement on the Exchange of War Cripples between Member Countries of the Council of Europe with a View to Medical Treatment

1955 Strasbourg France T g

Agreement on the Exploitation and Conservation of the Maritime Resources of the South Pacific

1952 T g

Agreement on the Extension of Certain Measures Relating to Social Security

1977 T g

Agreement on the Global Weather Experiment

1979 T g

Agreement on the Harmonisation of Fiscal Incentives to Industry

1973 T g

Agreement on the History of the Liberator

1911 T g

Agreement on the Implementation of a European Concerted Action Project in the Field of Metallurgy on the Topic - Materials for Desalination Plants

1971 T g

Agreement on the Implementation of a European Concerted Action Project in the Field of Metallurgy on the Topic - Materials for Gas Turbines

1971 T g

Agreement on the Implementation of a European Project on Pollution, on the Topic 'Analysis of Organic Micropollutants in Water'

1971 T g

Agreement on the Implementation of a European Project on Pollution, on the Topic 'research into Physico-chemical Behaviour of Sulphur Dioxide in the Atmosphere'

1971 T g

Agreement on the Implementation of a European Project on Pollution, on the Topic 'sewage Sludge Processing'

1971 T g

Agreement on the Implementation of a European Telecommunications Project on the Topic 'aerial Network with Phase Control'

1972 T g

Agreement on the Implementation of a European Telecommunications Project on the Topic: Aerials with Reduced First Side-lobes and Maximum G/T Yield

1971 T g

Agreement on the Implementation of Certain Provisions Concerning Nationality

1969 T g

Agreement on the Importation of Educational, Scientific and Cultural Materials

1950 Paris France T g

Agreement on the International Carriage of Passengers by Road by Means of Occasional Coach and Bus Service

ASOR 1982 T g

Agreement on the International Carriage of Perishable Foodstuffs and on the Special Equipment to be Used for Such Carriage

ATP 1970 T g

Agreement on the Joint Financing of Certain Air Navigation Services in Greenland and the Faeroe Islands

1956 T g

Agreement on the Joint Financing of Certain Air Navigation Services in Iceland

1956 T g

Agreement on the Joint Regulations of Fauna and Flora

1977 T g

Agreement on the Judicial Acts of Aliens

1911 T g

Agreement on the Practical Application of the Provisions of Article 83bis of the Convention on International Civil Aviation

1994 T g

Agreement on the Preparation of a Tripartite Environmental Management Programme for Lake Victoria

1994 T g

Agreement on the Preservation of the Confidentiality of Data Concerning Deep Seabed Areas

1986 T g

Agreement on the Privileges and Immunities of the International Atomic Energy Agency

1959 T g

Agreement on the Privileges and Immunities of the International Criminal Court

APIC 2002 The Hague Netherlands T g

Agreement on the Privileges and Immunities of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea

1997 T g

Agreement on the Protection of Confidentiality of Data Related to Deep Sea-bed Areas for Which Application of Authorisation Has Been Made

1984 T g

Agreement on the Regulation of North Pacific Whaling

1970 T g

Agreement on the Rescue of Astronauts, the Return of Astronauts and the Return of Objects Launched into Outer Space

1968 T g

Agreement on the Resolution of Practical Problems with Respect to Deep Seabed Mining Areas

1987 T g

Agreement on the Status of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, National Representatives and International Staff

1951 Brussels Belgium T g

Agreement on the System of Central American Integrated Industries

1958 T g

Agreement on the Temporary Importation, Free of Duty, of Medical, Surgical and Laboratory Equipment for Use on Free Loan in Hospitals and other Medical Institutions for Purposes of Diagnosis or Treatment

1960 Strasbourg France T g

Agreement on the Transfer of Corpses

1973 Strasbourg France T g

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