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

SDG 16 focuses on promoting peaceful and inclusive societies, ensuring access to justice for all, and building effective, accountable, and inclusive institutions at all levels. It aims to create a foundation for sustainable development by addressing issues related to conflict, violence, and weak governance.

Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions
  • Drastically reduce all forms of violence and related death rates worldwide.
  • Eliminate abuse, exploitation, trafficking, and violence against children.
  • Advocate for the rule of law at national and international levels, ensuring equal access to justice.
  • By 2030, significantly decrease illicit financial and arms flows, recover stolen assets, and combat organized crime.
  • Substantially decrease corruption and bribery in all forms.
  • Establish effective, accountable, and transparent institutions at all levels.
  • Ensure inclusive and representative decision-making at all levels.
  • Enhance the participation of developing countries in global governance institutions.
  • Provide legal identity for everyone, including birth registration, by 2030.
  • Ensure public access to information and safeguard fundamental freedoms, following national and international agreements.
  • Strengthen national institutions, particularly in developing countries, to prevent violence, combat terrorism and crime through international cooperation.
  • Promote and enforce non-discriminatory laws and policies for sustainable development.
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