Goal 16 - Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions
Promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies
Many people take for granted that they live in a country where everyday life is a peaceful experience. Although it is every human being’s right to live in a society where peace prevails, it is not a reality for many people.
Police and justice systems are affected by corruption and mismanagement, which costs governments in developing nations huge amounts of money each year.
Theft, bribery and corruption, in developing countries specifically, contribute to deficits of US$1.26 trillion per year.
In areas heavily affected by conflict, 28.5 million children leave school due to unsafe circumstances. SDG 16 aims to address all forms of organized crime, instances of violent crimes, child abuse, and all forms of exploitation.
In addition, it seeks to provide all people with identity documents by 2030, so that corruption and bribery can be eradicated, and national institutions can be strengthened, specifically those that regulate peace and justice.
An Introduction to Goal 16
Written and created by our team in Pokhara, Nepal
Number of people
trained in Child Protection
Number of people who have agreed
to follow our Child Protection Policy
Among the institutions most affected
by corruption are the judiciary and police
The rate of children leaving primary school
in conflict affected countries reached 50 per cent in 2011, which accounts to 28.5 million children, showing the impact of unstable societies on one of the major goals of the post 2015 agenda: education
Corruption, bribery, theft and tax evasion
cost some US $1.26 trillion for developing countries per year
The rule of law and development
have a significant interrelation and are mutually reinforcing, making it essential for sustainable development at the national and international level
Our Related UN Target
End abuse, exploitation, trafficking and all forms of violence against and torture of children