Sustainable Development

Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels

Goal 16

Without peace, stability, human rights and effective governance, based on the rule of law - we cannot hope for sustainable development. We are living in a world that is increasingly divided. Some regions enjoy sustained levels of peace, security and prosperity, while others fall into seemingly endless cycles of conflict and violence. This is by no means inevitable and must be addressed. High levels of armed violence and insecurity have a destructive impact on a country’s development, affecting economic growth and often resulting in long standing grievances that can last for generations. Sexual violence, crime, exploitation and torture are also prevalent where there is conflict or no rule of law, and countries must take measures to protect those who are most at risk. The SDGs aim to significantly reduce all forms of violence, and work with governments and communities to find lasting solutions to conflict and insecurity. Strengthening the rule of law and promoting human rights is key to this process, as is reducing the flow of illicit arms and strengthening the participation of developing countries in the institutions of global governance.

Serial No Target Name
16.1 Significantly reduce all forms of violence and related death rates everywhere View
16.2 End abuse, exploitation, trafficking and all forms of violence against and torture of children View
16.3 Promote the rule of law at the national and international levels and ensure equal access to justi ce for all View
16.4 By 2030, significantly reduce illicit financial and arms flows, strengthen the recovery and return of stolen assets and combat all forms of organized crime View
16.5 Substantially reduce corruption and bribery in all their forms View
16.6 Develop effective, accountable and transparent institutions at all levels View
16.7 Ensure responsive, inclusive, participatory and representative decision - making at all levels View
16.8 Broaden and strengthen the participation of developing countries in the institutions of global governance View
16.9 By 2030, provide legal identity for all, including birth registration View
16.10 Ensure public access to information and protect fundamental freedoms, in accordance with national legislation and international agreements View
16.a Strengthen relevant national institutions, including through international cooperation, for building capacity at all levels, in particular in developing countries, to prevent violence and combat terrorism and crime View
16.b Promote and enforce non - discriminatory laws and policies for sustainable development View
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