SDG Goals

Peace, Justice and Institutions

Goal 16: Peace, Justice and Institutions

Without human rights and effective governance, peace, stability, based on the rule of law, it is impossible to hope for sustainable development. Yet our world is increasingly divided. Some fall into seemingly endless cycles of conflict and violence, while other, regions enjoy peace, security, and prosperity. This should be addressed as it is not inevitable.

There is a destructive impact on the country’s development by the armed violence and insecurity which is affecting economic growth, and often resulting in grievances that last for generations. Few prevalent things like sexual violence, crime, exploitation, and torture, countries must take measures to protect those who are most at risk, where there is a conflict or no rule of law.

To significantly reduce all forms of violence, communities to end conflict and insecurity and work with governments is the SDGs aim. The key to the process is to promote the rule of law and human rights, as is reducing the flow of illicit arms and strengthening the participation of developing countries in the institutions of global governance.

Facts and Figures:

  • 1 By the end of 2017, 68.5 million people had been forcibly displaced as a result of persecution, conflict, violence or human rights violations.
  • 2 There are at least 10 million stateless people who have been denied nationality and its related rights.
  • 3 Corruption, bribery, theft and tax evasion cost developing countries US$ 1.26 trillion per year.
  • 4 49 countries lack laws protecting women from domestic violence.
  • 5 In 46 countries, women now hold more than 30 % of seats in at least one chamber of national parliament.
  • 6 1 billion people are legally ‘invisible’ because they cannot prove who they are. This includes an estimated 625 million children under 14 whose births were never registered.

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